Report: Passion of the Christ Sequel to Shoot in 2023.
I. Can’t. Wait.
Mel Gibson is one of the greatest directors alive. His film, The Passion, is one we watch every Easter. It’s beautiful, horrible, painful, and memorable.
World of Reel reports:
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m hearing Mel Gibson will finally be shooting “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection” in a few months. A late Spring production is currently being eyed with Jim Caviezel set to return in the role of Jesus.
The sequel to Gibson’s 2004 mega-hit “The Passion of the Christ” has been ruminating in development for around ten years now. The original made $612 Million on a scant $30 million budget making it one of the most succesful independent films of all-time.
‘Passion’ was a faithful account of the New Testament. We all know the Bible isn’t tame on violence and the film made us very well aware of Jesus’ final days of suffering before his ultimate crucifixion.
Gibson has been hard at work on the screenplay with “Braveheart” screenwriter Randall Wallace — there have already been six drafts. ‘Resurrection’ would focus on the twenty-four hours encompassing Jesus’ passion and the events that occurred three days between his crucifixion and resurrection.
Pray for Mel Gibson and Jim Caviezel and all others involved in the making of this film. They’ll need it.
Wisconsin bishop eliminates Latin Mass at parish churches
Bishop William Callahan sparked outrage last year for assigning a disgraced homosexual priest to a parish in his diocese.
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has strictly banned the Traditional Latin Mass at parish churches in his diocese, according to a Wisconsin priest.
Fr. Michael Klos, who pastors three parishes in the Diocese of La Crosse, wrote last month that he received a letter from Callahan announcing the new restrictions in accordance with Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis Custodes.
Bishop Callahan is best known for removing Fr. James Altman from ministry in 2021 after the famed priest released his viral video declaring that Catholics cannot vote Democrat.
The bishop again sparked blistering outrage last year for assigning disgraced Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, the former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, to a parish months after revelations that Burrill regularly visited homosexual clubs and used homosexual apps.
Walk for Life West Coast 2023 to be held on January 21st
The Walk for Life West Coast, the nation’s second largest pro-life event, will present its 19th-annual rally and walk through the streets of downtown San Francisco on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
The walk is held annually on or around the anniversary of the announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe decision striking down the nation’s anti-abortion laws, which was overturned in 2022 by the Court’s Dobbs ruling.
The event begins at 10:45 a.m. in the City’s Civic Center Plaza with a “Silent No More” awareness campaign led by Georgette Forney and Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. It presents the testimony of those who have been involved in an abortion in the past, sharing the stories of the adverse consequences the abortion has had in their lives. There will also be an Info Faire in the Plaza 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring booths and vendors staffed by those in different aspects of the pro-life movement.
The main event kicks off with a rally in the Plaza at 12:30 p.m., with the walk beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The walk is a 1.8-mile route from the Civic Center Plaza down the City’s famous Market Street and ending at the Embarcadero Plaza. Past walks have drawn 50,000 or more participants in pre-pandemic years, and while there may be some pro-abortion protestors along the route, there is a heavy police presence to keep the peace.
In pandemic’s wake, churchgoing takes a hit, survey indicates
Denver, Colo., Jan 9, 2023 / 16:00 pm (CNA).
The percentage of Americans who attend religious services is now “significantly lower” than before the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among young people and other groups identified as less likely to regularly attend, a new survey indicates.
“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of American society, including religious worship,” said a January 2023 report on the survey “Faith After the Pandemic” from the American Enterprise Institute’s Survey Center on American Life.
“Rather than completely upending established patterns, the pandemic accelerated ongoing trends in religious change. Young people, those who are single, and self-identified liberals ceased attending religious services at all at much higher rates than other Americans did.”
“At least in terms of religious attendance, the pandemic appears to have pushed out those who had maintained the weakest commitments to regular attendance,” the American Enterprise Institute report said.
As of spring 2022, 33% of Americans said they never attend religious services, up from 25% before the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March 2020. Religious affiliation, though, is largely unchanged, according to the survey.
Among white Catholics, the percentage of those who do not attend religious services increased from 11% to 18%. Hispanic Catholics who never attend increased from 10% to 20%. Almost half of Catholic respondents continued to say they attended religious services “infrequently,” the survey found.
However, consistent Mass-goers tended to continue their churchgoing habits. The percentages of white Catholics and Hispanic Catholics who regularly attend religious services now compared with before the pandemic were relatively unchanged at 30% and 23%, respectively.