Vatican newspaper hails spiritual vision of Chariots of Fire
CWN - July 27, 2012
As the Olympic Games open in London, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano recalls the film Chariots of Fire, with its portrayal of British Olympic athletes.
Made on a modest budget, L'Osservatore recalls, the film was a surprise sensation when it first appeared. The movie's style was strikingly realistic, yet the theme appeared foremost to viewers' ideals. The Vatican newspaper describes it as "not so much an historical film as it is an apologue of spiritual values and those that inspire sports.... and the potential likeness between them."
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($22,836 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!