No, it's not a joke. A German leftwing activist, himself an apostate Catholic, is making a movie about the pope - with the pope's cooperation! This activist has had a history of making these movies. Truth be told, they all look like miserable flops. But that won't stop the amoral Catholic-bashing powers-that-be in Hollywood, especially since the movie will attempt to portray the pope as a hero (I said "attempt" for I suspect the film will be at most clownish).
Michael Matt suggests boycotting this thing. I might suggest that we picket it, too, should a movie theater decide to waste one of their spaces on this thing.
“What can I do to help resolve the crisis in the Church?” “Pray and act.” By action, make known your dissatisfaction to the American bishops, to the Holy See, and to your fellow Catholics. Prayer is all-powerful. God wants us to pray to Him for the graces we need to remedy the evils we find in the Church today. Our prayers remind us that we are totally dependent upon God, and that God wants us to exercise our love for Him in the sweet duty of seeking His help. We must also act to stir the shepherds of the Church to recognize the serious problems we face and to do whatever is necessary to resolve these problems.
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