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The Nativity Story Movie Blasphemous and Sacrilegious February 21, 2014

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We got that movie The Nativity Story some years back, when it came out on DVD.  We watched it once, then trashed it.  It was a very protestant-oriented movie.  That, and it had no plot to speak of.  It just ended abruptly with the flight into Egypt.

But the biggest problem, as the priest notes below, was the depiction of Our Blessed Mother as being afflicted with the pangs of labor.  This is heresy.  Labor pains were inflicted on women due to the stain of Original Sin caused by our first mother.  But Our Lady was preserved from Original Sin.  She, thus, had no labor pains.  This may seem like a small thing, but that just shows how inured to blasphemy and sacrilege we’ve become.  That’s why I say the movie is pretty protestant oriented, they treat Our Lady as just a lucky woman what happened to done birth her a Messiah.

Yes, that’s how protestants talk, I know, I used to be one.

Watch this, and see what you think.  Please say 3 Ave’s for the priest:

You can hear all his sermons at www.romans10seventeen.org.

 

Comments

1. TG - February 21, 2014

I haven’t seen this movie but the new movie that will be out next week “Son of God” has the same type of labor scene. This movie is a sequel to “The Bible” series. I didn’t like the New Testament in the Bible series. I didn’t like the Annunciation and the Nativity scenes It shows Mary walking around while people are cursing her for being a harlot and she just hears this voice from the angel. It was such a big turn off for me that I’m not watching Son of God. It was no surprise that Cardinal Wuerl was one of the advisers on this movie according to the producers. They were on EWTN’s World Over last week promoting the movie Son of God.

What do the Church Fathers say of the actual birth? I used to imagine it was like magic – one minute she was pregnant and then there’s a baby. Did Mary actually give birth like a normal woman? Can anyone enlighten me on this?

Lindy Ill - February 25, 2014

@TG: According to the dogma of the Catholic Church, Mary was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ. Jesus passed through Mary’s birth canal without any injury or pain whatsoever. There’s even a beautiful passage in a Mass of the Blessed Mother asserting her painless, miraculous delivery of the Redeemer.

I love the comment below about “like light passing through glass”. So many people want to think Mary is just like us, suffering from the pains of labor, but her delivery was in keeping with the miraculous conception of Christ in her sacred womb by the power of the Holy Spirit!

It is downright blasphemous to portray Mary as sweating and screaming and in horrible labor pains! I refuse to watch ANY movie which depicts this irreverent, blasphemous scene!

Lindy Ill - February 25, 2014

One more thing: God cursed women for the sin of Eve by imposing painful childbirth upon us. “In pain shall you bring forth children”.

Of course, THIS CURSE DID NOT APPLY TO MARY, the enemy of Satan, “I will put enmity between you and the Woman; between your seed and her seed. She shall crush your head as you strike at her heel”.

Mary was conceived WITHOUT original sin, and WITHOUT the curse applied to mankind because of original sin! She had no concupiscence to sin, committed no actual sin, was PERFECTLY holy and FULL OF GRACE from the very first moment of her conception in her mother’s womb!

The Nativity of the Son of God caused NO pain, no bloodiness, no screaming, no sweating, etc, because Mary was exempt from all of this suffering because SHE HAD NO ORIGINAL SIN!

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy!

2. Christine - February 22, 2014

I hear from my mother the birth was like “light passing through glass.” If Our Lady can conceive supernaturally, why not give birth supernaturally.

tantamergo - February 24, 2014

Exactly. There are a number of orthodox descriptions of the Nativity of Our Lord, ranging from very fast, painless miraculous episodes as you describe, to Our Lady and St. Joseph being taken up in ecstasy during the delivery.

What all of those have in common is elevating Our Lady’s sanctity.

TG - February 24, 2014

Where are those descriptions? Any links.

tantamergo - February 24, 2014

Read Mary of Agreda and Anne Catherine Emmerich. Be careful with the first, she gets a little carried away at times.

3. KathiBee - February 22, 2014

We purchased this movie several years ago & threw it away after one viewing. It was not worthy to even give away. At that time, I didn’t note the labor pains. What we did note was, as you noted, a “non-Catholic” Mary. She wasn’t thrilled w/Joseph as a husband. If I recall, she was essentially forced into an arranged marriage. She had a lot of “attitude”. At the end of the movie, she does come to have a true affection for him, which is developed throughout the movie.

I did not like her as a character at all, and in fact had a disdain for her. Any movie which makes you feel that way about Mary needs to be in the trash.

4. discipleofthedumbox - February 24, 2014

Eh, the movie was pretty much forgettable. I did note where it departed from proper Catholic teaching but other than that, I wouldn’t worry about it. The film was sub-par and certainly not something I’d look forward to viewing every year in the Christmas season. My two talents…


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