some personal views for Catholic readers
Is it from 'The Cardinal'?
It's Preminger's "The Cardinal". Card. Innitzer is played by the great Josef Meinrad.
The Cardinal (Otto Preminger, 1963)
I think the scene may come from "The Cardinal", an Otto Preminger film made in 1963.
It's from "The Cardinal". Released in 1963 starring Tom Tryon. If you don't know it, there are 2 stunning, fantastic and liturgically correct scenes: Father Fermoyle's ordination to the Sacred Priesthood and his subsequent ordination to the episcopate. Well worth a look.
"Monsignor" 1982, directed by Frank Perry. I remember seeing it on the television when I was younger. Some superb locations on view, but script rather dated and predictable.
Phew, a most moving clip, especially at the point when the priests consumed the Sacred Species. I would like to see the whole film.
I got a crucifix that had been thrown in the trash. It was one of two that used to belong to side altars in a Church.They had been thrown in the trash.My question is: What's the difference between Nazis and Modernist that trash a Church and its sacred objects?Why are we offended by the evil that Satan's sons do, and not by those that claim to love our Lord?Across the United States our Churches have not been decimated by Nazis, but by the Modernists.*
The Cardinal DVD can be bought on Amazon.
This is still in my view the greatest Catholic movie ever made. The hero Father Fermoyle makes a spiritual journey from being proud and complacent through challenges to his faith and vocation against a backdrop of moral and social chaos. It was filmed in 1963 when the Catholic world it portrays was still recognisable and is all the more poignant for showing what has been lost. And while a very positive portrayal it pulls its punches, as in its portrayal of Initzer's enthusiastic acceptance of the Anschlus.
St Michael etc - but we WERE offended by what the Modernists did. I hate seeing beautiful old statues and crucifixes and yes vestments too on continental market stalls, which obviously once adorned churches. And I can no longer bear to visit the church where I was baptised and married since it was wreckovated - it broke my heart to see what had been done to the once magnificent High Altar and Lady Chapel.
I loved this film. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.When Pius XII was nuncio in Bavaria, he impressed everyone by facing down a communist mob who broke into the nunciature in Munich, and they went away.Cardinal Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, was attacked by supporters of General Aoun, and his palace vandalised. You can see it on YouTube here:http://tinyurl.com/2wezcqjIt is rather distressing, be warned!
My bad! I always get cardinals and monsignori mixed up ;)
"The Cardinal" is being shown on BBC2 on Wednesday shortly after midnight i.e. early Thursday morning.Nicolas Bellord
Correction! "The Cardinal" is on BBC2 on Wednesday 22nd at 10.15a.m.Nicolas Bellord
The book "The Cardinal" by Henry Morton Robinson is far superior to Preminger's film of the book. But that's usually the case.
I wish I had seen santoeusibio's information that gave details of the showing on tv today of 'The Cardinal.' However I did catch the last hour or so this morning and on looking up details of the film was interested to see that the 'Vatican Liaison' was none other than a certain Joseph Ratzinger - hence the 'stunning liturgically correct' scenes mentioned by Fr D.
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