For Lent and Easter Catholic Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops Recommend 'Son of God' Movie
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LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Catholic cardinals and archbishops across the country are recommending that Catholics use the hit movie about Jesus' life called SON OF GOD and its free Catholic catechetical companion study guide and video series as tools for reflection during the Lenten Season in preparation for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
"Personally, I would recommend to individuals, but particularly to families, this wonderful story of the Son of God, in order to be inspired all over again with the story of God's love for us," said Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Archbishop of Washington DC, an early supporter of SON OF GOD.
"In SON OF GOD, through a cinematic recreation of events, we get to witness the sacrifices Jesus endured for our sins. The scenes of the movie, particularly of Our Lord's Passion, bear a striking resemblance to the Stations of the Cross, and can be used as a way to meditate and reflect on His self-giving loving sacrifice for us during this season of Lent," Archbishop Louis Kurtz from the Archdiocese of Louisville, KY and President of the US Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).
"The movie SON OF GOD is a very important film, because it gives us the opportunity, especially now as Lent begins -- to realize God's daily presence in our own lives, just as the apostles experienced it in the person of Jesus," said Archbishop Jose Gomez from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA.
More Catholic bishop endorsements, resources and the companion study guide and video series can be found on www.seesonofgod.com
, SON OF GOD's official Catholic website.
Available in English and Spanish, SON OF GOD's study guide and video series (Spanish one contains sub-titles and uses the film's Spanish-language version, with For Greater Glory and Bella actor Eduardo Verastegui as the voice of Jesus), draws on sacred scripture to discuss six movie scenes -- creation of the world, the Incarnation, call of Saint Peter, walking on water, the Last Supper and the confrontation between Jesus and Pilate.
SON OF GOD already has revenues to date of $51 million. Included in that number were multi-city theater buyouts in Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington DC, thanks to generous Catholic benefactors who purchased and then donated the tickets.