Kresta in the Afternoon – April 17, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Crucifixion Scenes in Film (2 segments)

  • Description: Throughout history more artwork has been dedicated to the life, death and resurrection of Christ than to any other figure. In the age of film, the most well-known example is probably Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ. But of course there are many, many others. Monica Miller joins us with a look some of the best crucifixion scenes in film.
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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including "The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church," “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out and
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    • The Theology Of The Passion Of The Christ

      Currently available from St Paul's Publishing    Dr Monica Miller presents a serious, scene by scene, in-depth theological study of the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ, focusing not only on the more obvious Marian, Eucharistic and Incarnational themes, but also the more difficult images and gestures of the movie. She examines the demon child held by Satan, the donkey carcass behind Judas, the raven above the thief’s cross and much more. Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book also discusses the film’s depiction of the Jews and Romans from a theological and cultural perspective and examines the various sources of the film, notably the Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich. One chapter examines how the movie has changed people’s lives and an Appendix compares The Passion of the Christ to other movies about the life of Jesus. “For the many devout Christians who were deeply moved by the film The Passion of the Christ, Dr. Monica Miller’s book will be an excellent guide to discussion. Her work is filled with serious questions, answers, and details about the film and its relationship to the traditional Christian theology on the sufferings and the death of Our Lord. If you were touched by the film, you will find this book enlightening and a source of much meditation.” Father Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR (learn more)

+  Hearing and Responding to the Spirit’s Call

  • Description: What can we do to hear God’s call for His will in our lives? And how can we discern between God’s call and messages that originate with us? This is where the Holy Spirit comes in. We talk with Mary Healy from the Renewal Ministries Spring Gathering.
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    • Dr. Mary Healy
      Mary Healy is an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. She’s the general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and is the author of two of its volumes: the Gospel of Mark and the Letter to the Hebrews. She is also the author of Men and Women are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and serves on the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. She was appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
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