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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Da Vinci Movie panned by Critics

If the controversial summer movie the Da Vinci Code cannot make it with the reviewers who are lapping up the sun in Cannes, then perhaps we can all go back to more important matters. Yet I would not be too quick to bury this vampire of a movie until the public has seen and rejected the blasphemous contortion of 2000 years of western civilization.

I always find these conspiracy theories involving the Catholic Church humorous. After 2000 years, the Church is still around – and not because of the leadership of men – just read the history of the papacy. The truth surrounding the Catholic Church – and this is what non-believers cannot understand – is that God is still in control. The Holy Spirit is the animus of the Church. And while the Church is both human and divine, God works out salvation history through the humanity of His Son and the Mystical Body of Christ- the Church. Those who do not believe do owe a bit of gratitude to the Church and her existence to Western Civilization. Despite any problems that are due to the fallen state of mankind, the truth is that the blessings of the Catholic imprint on Europe and the world is the reason why we enjoy democracy, economic prosperity and relative peace. We would all do well to thank God for the graces He has bestowed on us and to avoid any book, movie or other type of entertainment that would cause us to divert our attention from the good the true and the beautiful.

It is very sad that certain actors in the movie called the Bible "fiction" in response to the request for a disclaimer at the beginning of the movie. But it is a further example of the anti-Christian and more specifically anti-Catholic nature of the movie. It is also sad to see that Ron Howard has apparently sold soldould for the dollar bill. His weak response and attempt to ignore the serious mistake of making this movie will permanently affect his reputation.

Again the way to respond to this effortHollywoodwood to insult the Christian faith is to see an alternative film this weekend. "Over the Hedge" is a Dreamworks animated picture. Seeing this movie is a vote against the Da Vinci Code. This movement even has a name. It called the "Other-cott."
The idea was dreamed up by Barb Nicolosi and it is a healthy response to the notion that we can not do something to make our voices heard.