Tagged by my buddy Mac over at Mulier Fortis
Your Favorite Film?
Easy one... The Quiet Man
. John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Barry Fitzgerald, Ireland. Does it get any better than this? I have almost every line of dialogue memorized. That drives Mrs. Caveman crazy!Your Favorite Film with a Religious theme? The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
. Not exactly one of the best produced, directed or acted films ever made... but it's simplicity and sincerity make it one of my all time favorites.Your Favorite Film Priest?
Though it's technically not an "entertainment film", there is a quick film clip that was shot by a US Navy cameraman aboard the USS Franklin during WWII, showing Chaplain (Lt. Cmdr) Joseph T. O'Callahan giving Last Rites to a dying American sailor. Father O'Callahan won the Medal of Honor for gallantry, and many credit his actions during the battle with saving the ship from destruction. Information on Fr. O'Callahan can be read here.
Everytime I look at that picture... just knowing that young boy is moments from death, but a good priest is there for him... I break down like a baby. Look at the serenity in that boy's face, and the anguish in Father O'Callahan's. If that doesn't rip your heart out, you aren't human.Your Favorite Film Nun?
Deborah Kerr in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
with Robert Mitchum. During WWII, an Irish missionary nun is stranded on a Japanese held island with an American Marine. They hide out together, trying to survive until the American forces liberate them. Hilarious scene where Robert Mitchum's character keeps putting his foot in his mouth trying to explain why "mackerel snappers" make such good Marines. One of the most decent
films ever made.
I tag Father Gonzales
, Father Richtsteig
, Classic Dymphna
, New Dymphna
, and Christine