a prophetic novel by Michael H Brown
A coming sign? Events by a sinister personage? Disaster? In his first work of
fiction, Brown pens the driving, suspenseful, and deeply spiritual story of
a mysterious government property that harbors secrets relevant not only to a
young cop who tries to investigate strange goings-on, but also to an equally
mysterious and incredibly powerful old priest who joins forces with him to solve
the mystery -- and try to prevent an end-times-like disaster!
MOVIE THE RITE IS THE WRONG STUFF AND WHILE NOT AS NEGATIVE AS SOME LEAVES A FEELING THAT'S UNEDIFYING
The current movie The Rite is the wrong stuff because though well-acted and excellently produced it gives too much time to the devil; in the end it is unedifying for the Christian -- in short, another product of modern Hollywood. For this reason, we don't advise seeing it. It does bring up interesting points such as whether a demon can read our minds and it shows how indeed we often don't fully believe until we are face to face with evil -- with Satan; a good point to make. The main exorcist is portrayed as sloppy and himself becomes possessed, and in fact those who dabble with exorcism without preparation and proper protection (and faith) are subject to problems (here, we think of a key word: fasting). The book upon which the movie is based was far more sedate and contains much less focus on actual demonic antics.
Satan is strong. He is also a superintelligence. There are good points made with the movie, and it is better than most of what comes out of studios these days (fairly respectful to the Church, except for a few parts; a movie we wanted to like). But there is a flaw in movies that give the devil too much power over priests or portray evil for too long a period (the "dust" can rub off). In the end it leaves a creepy feeling, perhaps as one might expect (but for some of the many reviews that lauded it) and seeks to provoke fear (as any good horror movie does). There is not much else to say except to remember a message from the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje on February 25, 1988:
[resources The Rite and Prayers to the Archangel Michael]
[resources: Spirit Daily pilgrimage to Medjugorje; Announcing a retreat in Dallas, March 26: prophecy, spiritual warfare, healing family tree; Retreat in New Orleans: Mass, blessings, deep prayers, new report on prophetic trends; and Retreat in New Mexico]
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