Monday, September 15, 2008

DVDebuts Worth Noting -- CONSTANTINE'S SWORD

What the Roman Catholic religion, the Vatican and god knows how many priests have done down history to harm Jews is the subject of Oren Jacoby's and James Carroll's CONSTANTINE'S SWORD, a documentary based on Mr. Carroll' book of the same name. What it tells and shows, via investigation and interview is horrible indeed, and its measured tone (no one raises his or her voice) simply adds to its impact. That Carroll (shown above) is himself an ex-priest adds even more. The Catholic Church has much to answer for -- little of which it has so far managed to do. For the very worshipful, the film will present problems. One hopes they'll at least give it a shot, mull it over and maybe do some research of their own.

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