I was visiting with an old college chum tonight, whom I hadn't seen for a few years, and he suggested going to the cinema. He said he really wanted to see this movie called Priest
, and I acceded.
Oh. My. Lord. I think it might be the most sacrilegious and blasphemous movie I've ever seen. Seething with vicious anti-Catholicism. If a movie this vile were made about any other religion...oh, wait, it would NEVER be made! I'm sure the filmmakers feel awfully courageous about sticking it to the Church, but let them do something like this about Islam and see how much courage they have then.
Fortunately the film is also a dreadfully dull, incompetent piece of sh*t, so few will see it.
Still, this constant drumbeat of anti-Catholicism in the media bothers me. It's disturbing how often Catholic churches and cemeteries are vandalized by bigots, and even priests are attacked. Yet another priest was murdered in Mexico last week.