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Okay, my wife dragged me off to see Philomena on Saturday, has anyone else seen it? Curious because I was going to incorporate the message about Faith into my HP Quorum discussion of "I will not fail thee.." Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your views, the sewers backed up at Church and third hour was canceled. What do think of this movie?

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It's about an old Irish woman who as a young girl was shamed into putting her toddler son up for adoption by nuns.

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It's a very good movie. Very funny, very heartwarming, and extremely well acted. Homosexuality is a theme though, so if you're sensitive to that you may want to avoid it. There are also about three F-words, which is a lot for a PG-13 movie.

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I saw it and quite liked it. .  I hope others see that it was the actions of a few  and not the doctrines of Catholicism that was to blame there.  Philomena certainly knew how to take the high road and certainly maintained her faith.  

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I saw it and quite liked it. .  I hope others see that it was the actions of a few  and not the doctrines of Catholicism that was to blame there.  Philomena certainly knew how to take the high road and certainly maintained her faith.  

 

Yeah, as I left, I told my wife the Catholics definitely took a hit there, as did the Reagan administration, but the nuns portrayed there had no resemblance whatsoever to the ones that I encountered at Notre Dame.  What I am curious about is the conversations on faith between the Philomena and the Reporter.  Something to be said there about her ability to avoid becoming bitter.  There are of course other themes like her seeming indifference to the whole gay issue which I think is probably the position of the silent majority in Christianity,  and the whole treatment of unwed mothers which is a theme that perhaps could stand a bit of venting in our own Church at the moment.

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Okay, my wife dragged me off to see Philomena on Saturday, has anyone else seen it? Curious because I was going to incorporate the message about Faith into my HP Quorum discussion of "I will not fail thee.." Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your views, the sewers backed up at Church and third hour was canceled. What do think of this movie?

Loved this movie, and it's twist and turns of human beings being human. The Sister that wouldn't give information about the whereabouts is going to have to face her what for! But Philomena is an example to all, of forgiving vs. hating. I felt bad for choosing this movie over the original plan to see "Son of God" but because of the bad reviews we didn't go. But feel redeemed for seeing a great example of faith and forgiveness. Hopefully you can use these examples another time in a lesson or elsewhere. :)
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Loved this movie, and it's twist and turns of human beings being human. The Sister that wouldn't give information about the whereabouts is going to have to face her what for! But Philomena is an example to all, of forgiving vs. hating. I felt bad for choosing this movie over the original plan to see "Son of God" but because of the bad reviews we didn't go. But feel redeemed for seeing a great example of faith and forgiveness. Hopefully you can use these examples another time in a lesson or elsewhere. :)

Yeah, I did not want to go because I felt no need for vicarious depression. But it was not actually depressing.

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