Monday, May 9, 2011

The King’s Speech

by Steve Ray on May 9, 2011

513YQp06JJL._SL500_AA300_If you haven’t watched this new movie yet, I highly recommend it. Janet and I watched it on the plane and were quick transfixed by the excellent acting and emotional story.

It was one of those delightful discoveries where my wife and I look at each other with expressions of happy surprise.

Only later did we realize the movie had won four Academy Awards. It does have a bit of crude language when he is trying to get over his stuttering, but overall it is a great and impressive movie.

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Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles: Peter and Paul. Both of them shed their blood in Rome for Jesus and the Church.

Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus (I show the exact spot and the obelisk that witnessed the gory ritual). Paul was beheaded on the Ostian Way (I show you the exact spot and the pillar on which his neck was placed).

I love to take these kind of runs and share them to emphasize the utter truth and historicity of Scripture and the tradition of the Catholic Church. We have a lot to learn and be proud of as Catholics and knowing our history and the price paid by the first Christians is a great starting point.


Part I

Part II