Martin Sheen Says Catholic Religion Saved Him
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(04-16-2011, 12:04 AM)califman831 Wrote:
(04-15-2011, 09:51 PM)BaedaVenerabilis Wrote: Sheen plays a priest in a most interesting television film from 1973. It takes place in the future (1990s?)---Vatican III has taken place, and the Church has changed beyond recognition. The Modernists have won, but a small remnant of traditional Irish monks quietly continue the old ways, saying Mass in Latin and everything. People start to flock to this monastery, and the Vatican sends Sheen's priest out there to investigate and have the monastery shut down if they monks refuse to listen to "reason" and "get with the times."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069857/

I wasn't alive in 1973, but the movie isn't a fantasy film. Back then, it seems, many people really thought that's where the Church was going. Literally, all hell broke loose.

I bought this film at the dollar tree.  It set in the seventies and it has no mention of vatican III.  I thought it based its elements on some of the history of the sspx.    the film does mention a world council of ecumenical churches that the catholic church is part of.  This organization  is based on fact

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches.html
I just watched it. It's excellent; I'm going to purchase a hard copy and give it to a friend. You're right that it doesn't mention Vatican III, but it does mention Vatican IV!

ETA: In Vatican IV, private confessions were forbidden in favor of group confessions and belief in the real presence was made optional. This is definitely a prototrad film.
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Saved him from WHAT??? 

Here's some facts of someone who makes up his own rules for salvation (these are recent dates):

2011-03-16 by Corinne Heller
Anne Hathaway and Martin Sheen are among several celebrities who have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to support marriage rights for same-sex couples.
http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Anne-Hatha...ts/8016714


By NATASHA LENNARD | 3/15/11 7:43 AM EDT Updated: 3/15/11 9:08 AM EDT
Stars like Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen and Ellen DeGeneres want the president to be supportive of gay marriage
http://www.politico.com/click/stories/11...riage.html


"They're entitled to every human and civil right that any other American gets," Sheen said matter-of-factly. Sheen has long been a crusader for human rights-- ranging from an appearance at an LGBT event in Dallas last week, to protesting the School of the Americas in Georgia which has been accused of training third world dictators; to marching with Caesar Chavez and fighting for farm worker rights. He said his commitment to human rights is informed by his faith. He is a devout Catholic.  [YEAH RIGHT!]  Misinformed Catholic conscience, the one that leads one to hell.  Somebody better tell him, and we should pray for him.

http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=28312


No doubt you've heard the news that Our Lady's University (Notre Dame) will be honoring actor and activist Martin Sheen with its prestigious Laetare Medal:

The appropriateness of the award has been called into question by some given Mr. Sheen's remarks on abortion that appeared in an interview with The Progressive:

Q: What are your views on abortion?

Sheen: I cannot make a choice for a women, particularly a black or brown or poor pregnant woman. I would not make a judgment in the case. As a father and a grandfather, I have had experience with children who don't always come when they are planned, and I have experienced the great joy of God's presence in my children, so I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life. But I am equally against the death penalty or war-- anywhere people are sacrificed for some end justifying a means. I don't think abortion is a good idea. I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.

Like many neo-Caths, "he is against abortion, except...."
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#13
I'm sorry to hear this latest, about being pro abortion and homosexual "marriage."  Like so many modern Catholics, he thinks he can pick and choose what he believes.  I guess we can't expect Hollywood actors to not be corrupted in some (or many) ways.
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You can watch it, for free, over at Gloria.TV, in English and in French!

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=4874  (English)

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=73697  (French)

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I watched it and I thought it was depressing.  Nice explanation of The Latin Mass though.  Funny, it reminded me a little bit of Apocalypse Now (it was about as cheerful).  A Young Charlie Sheen, weird music, impossible choices and the "slaughter" of heroes, who won't lose when they are told to.  Not to mention, youth in crisis. 

I'm glad things like SSPX exist today and somehow survived the dilemna in this movie. 





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(04-16-2011, 12:23 PM)Andrew Wrote: You can watch it, for free, over at Gloria.TV, in English and in French!

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=4874   (English)

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=73697  (French)

FANtastic, thanks!
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(04-16-2011, 04:51 PM)Himagain Wrote:
(04-16-2011, 12:23 PM)Andrew Wrote: You can watch it, for free, over at Gloria.TV, in English and in French!

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=4874   (English)

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=73697  (French)

FANtastic, thanks!

You're welcome! 
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(04-16-2011, 04:51 PM)Himagain Wrote:
(04-16-2011, 12:23 PM)Andrew Wrote: You can watch it, for free, over at Gloria.TV, in English and in French!

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=4874   (English)

http://www.gloria.tv/?media=73697  (French)

FANtastic, thanks!


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