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Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos likes "The Passion"

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Sep 18, 2003

There is an English-language translation now available at National Review Online of the Italian-language interview with Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos regarding Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion." The cardinal gives his personal endorsement of the movie and debunks claims that it is anti-Semitic.

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  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Sep. 18, 2003 5:02 PM ET USA

    The comments by Jake Lingle are quite cynical. It is not Cardinal Hoyos fault that many young persons cannot read rather that of liberal bastions of self-importaance like the NEA. Mr. Gibson's film is a labor of love and from what I have read about it from numerous sources, may be a tremendously positive influence on our secular society. Besides, Mr. Gibson did not create the uproar in certain politically correct circles. Bravo Cardinal Hoyos--Dios te bendiga!

  • Posted by: - Sep. 18, 2003 1:14 PM ET USA

    The naivete that Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos would "CONDEMN" the movie or speak out against the Gib$on$ is quite comical. The lack of moral authority by the Bishop's and the Curia over that last year, makes these comments a farce. Who cares about this or any film -- period. American kids can't read; we have thousands of priestless parishes and we obsess about a life time curial head's movie reviews!

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