I'm glad you enjoyed The 13th Day and I echo most of your comments about the film in your review. Though as you say the acting was sometimes a bit overdone and also a bit awkward, I found the bit where Francisco shouts "I'm not afraid to die" pretty moving.And indeed, the Miracle of the Sun is amazing and made more powerful by the fact that most of the film is in black and white.
Yesterday, Drudge Report had a photo under the caption, "Pope Prays in Arabic."I think the caption under the photo ought to read, "Don't taze me, Mo." (It's on my crummy blog)Other than that, I have no ideas to contribute but I do want to write that your RCIA material is EXCELLENT.Kudos
Spartacus,yes, I saw that too. I thought to myself, "So what? Arabic is one of the Church's liturgical languages and has been so since prior to the advent of 'Mo." I went to a Chaldean Mass once where the liturgy was in Chaldean-Aramaic and the homily was in Arabic. God was referred to as Allah throughout. It was weird, but a good reminder that the Muslims do not have the monopoly on this language.
BTW, thanks for the compliments on RCIA materials. Please let people know about them.
Dear Boniface. Before I met with defenestration at Free Republic (I made fun of Dubya and his unjust wars) I was involved with several go-rounds on Allah in which archaelogical evidence was produced confirming Allah was used by Catholic Arabs
Can you show me some of that evidence? I'd be interested in doing an article on it.
I'll see if I can chase it down for you on or around 11/17 when I get back from Nashville.Pax tecum
Dear Boniface and Sparticus,As a Marounite Catholic, I can vouch for the use of 'Allah' in reference to God throughout the liturgy 100%. Just take yourself off to an Arabic Speaking Marounite Mass any day of the week and you'll encounter it. Just pick up an Arabic bible and you'll encounter it within the first verses of Holy Scripture. Nothing wierd or new here, nothing novel, nothing to be afraid of, and nothing wrong. St Charbel, Pray for us,St Rafka, Pray for us,St Maroun, Pray for us.blessings,Sarah,Australia.
Sarah,No one suggested it wasn't a legitimate use. We all know it is.
Dear Boniface,My appologies if I have come across somewhat curtly; All too often when the ;Allah' question is raised in trad circles, especially US Trad circles, it is raised for negative reasons; Naturally, the Eastern Rite Catholic is quick to defend the practice...You'd be horrified at the hostility out there; the mere posting of links to traditional Arabic Christmas carols for instance as a simple act of sharing in the abundance of God's truths revealed has raised straight-out anger against those who share thusly - to 'tangent'a little here, some US trads take the sad, sad view that even mantilla wearing by we women in church is wrong whilst ever the Muslim veils... Please accept my appology if I have defended my Rite too firmly here; we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. blessings,Sarah,Australia.
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