[…] On the Catholic side, there are a few sites I enjoy the odd read of that specifically focus on men, husbands, and fathers. The Catholic Gentleman by Sam Guzman (and his frequent contributors) is a site I especially like has articles ranging from marriage, fatherhood, friendships all steeped in the faith. I think my favourite piece on his site are manly film moments. […]
Really Rosary says
This movie played a part in my conversion from Protestantism to Catholicism. Incredible movie.
The Catholic Gentleman says
Yes, it’s one of my favorites.
Edward A. Hara says
I remember watching this movie as part of our Sunday School class in a Presbyterian Calvinist church. I was soooooooo anti-Catholic at the time and all I could do was to stand up and criticize the hypocrisy of Catholics who go to Confession and then go right back to sin. I didn’t have any understanding of either the Catholic faith or my own sinfulness. Now I am the one going regularly to Confession, wishing I could stop offending my Lord, and needing His mercy.
Wonderful symbolism in this movie moment as the weight of a man’s sin is released by the very ones he so offended. And how much more will God, whom we have so deeply offended, forgive us if we only humble ourselves in the confessional?
James Rogers says
Sam, I just watch The Mission this past week for the third or fourth time. I love the movie for this very scene and the final Eucharistic procession at the end. Beautiful themes of the our faith. Thank you for the post.