Apr 28, 2006

LMU touts "Da Vinci Code" showing

Everyone at Loyola Marymount U. is getting into the act. One, the administration has named a Catholic pro-abort (L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa) as its 2006 graduation speaker. Two, the LMU Presidential Donors are touting their annual "Night at the Movies" -- "a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and private screening of The Da Vinci Code" at Sony Pictures on May 23.

Isn't that cute? They are going to entertain themselves with a lying, blasphemous, anti-Catholic propaganda film that millions of people will believe is "fact-based" -- a movie that viciously attacks Jesus and the Church He founded (which includes you and me, directly).

No Catholic or Protestant, or for that matter any civilized person of good will, should accept on-screen blasphemy and anti-Catholicism. Let us hope some or many LMU Presidential Donors will have the faith, courage, intelligence and common decency to object to the event well beforehand and to demand that it be cancelled.

No one should fall for the phony "You can't criticize it if you haven't seen it" dodge. No one has to see "Birth of a Nation" to know it is racist; same thing applies to this evil movie.

We should all find the Catholic websites that debunk this rotten movie. And we should make reparation for its blasphemy, both by ourselves and in groups that we could ask our Cardinal, our bishops and our pastors to lead -- say, with Benediction and Holy Hours.

By the way, we should all spell it and pronounce it as "The Duh Vinci Code" to stress its incredible stupidity. Yours truly saw it spelled that way as the topic of an EWTN talk show with Amy Welborn as a guest; I don't know if she or someone else thought up the "Duh."


Blogger Clayton said...

Not sure where the Duh came from. It's been travelling around the web for at least two years.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel has been encouraging those who have read the book to read through one of the Gospels, from start to finish, as reparation. One reason that a book like this can attain such incredible popularity is because of the ignorance of the Scriptures, which, as St. Jerome once said, is ignorance of Christ.

4:11 AM  
Anonymous Jack Clough said...


By Philip Pullella

Friday, April 28, 2006

ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican stepped up its offensive against "The Da Vinci Code" on Friday when a top official close to Pope Benedict blasted the book as full of anti-Christian lies and urged Catholics to boycott the film.
The latest broadside came from Archbishop Angelo Amato, the number two official in the Vatican doctrinal office which was headed by Pope Benedict until his election last year.
Amato, addressing a Catholic conference in Rome, called the book "stridently anti-Christian .. full of calumnies, offences and historical and theological errors regarding Jesus, the Gospels and the Church."
He added: "I hope that you all will boycott the film."

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12:30 PM  
Blogger Ma Beck said...

I call it
'The DaVinci Load'.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Ma,

Good one!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Clayton,

Thanks for the info and for passing along Father Groeschel's suggestion for reparation.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Jack,

Thanks for passing along the story about Archbishop Amato slamming the film and urging a boycott!

9:04 PM  

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