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To: marshmallow

Why have somebody who is only very recently a Catholic, Newt Gingrich, do this project instead of somebody who has been a Catholic for their entire lives?


3 posted on 06/05/2009 11:35:35 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Don't be misled into thinking that this is the first and only documentary made about the Pope's trip to Poland. It isn't. This is simply Newt's version but I'm sure it's going to be a good one.
4 posted on 06/05/2009 11:41:06 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Considering the manner in which many big-name lifelong Catholics behave these days, what real difference does it make that Mr. Newt is a recent convert to content of the documentary of John Paul II? Are you trying to say that he will leave something out because he’s not been steeped his whole life? Mr. Newt was a historian before he was ever a politician, I would tend to think he can cover historical information with competence. His conversion may be due to his interest in the late Pope and perhaps this will make it an even better product than would have been produced by some other Catholic who also has name recognition and the money to do so.


5 posted on 06/05/2009 11:52:47 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

What a wonderful project for Newt! I wish more were made to inspire and educate people in this land and all over the world! More Conservatives should take up projects like this. Things that would educate and enlighten. Just off the top of my head I could think of several projects.
1. Tea Parties in America—the reasons, the causes, the debate
2. The Story of Reagan and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
3. The Story of our Lady of America and the Mission of Salvation and grace.
4. The Line in the Sand, the true story of the Alamo and Texas Independence.
5. The Real Charlie Chan—the Chinese detective in Hawaii and how he inspired flawed movies in the 1930s and 40s.
6. The story of the Black Airmen who fought Italian aggression in Ethiopia. The first to fight fascism.
7. The saga of 1st and 2nd Cherokee Rifles in the Civil War. How and why Native Americans fought for the south.

These are a few movie/documentry projects—maybe you can think of more?


6 posted on 06/05/2009 12:01:29 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Give Newt his due, whatever his faults: Before he was a Catholic, he was still a Christian, has always been a historian of some talent, and also importantly a Cold Warrior.

John Paul the Great (along with Thatcher and Reagan) WON the Cold War by being true to themselves and the world in the belief and reality that the Soviet Bloc was a force for evil.

I think it’s a good fit.


8 posted on 06/05/2009 12:05:57 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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