Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Documentary Offers an Inside Look at Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Man Who Would Be Pope

Francis: The Pope from the New World, the Knights of Columbus’ new documentary, is coming to television screens in Canada and in some American cities, courtesy of Salt + Light TV.
The hour-long documentary will air on Wednesday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  At the same time, it will be live-streamed at the Salt+LightTV website.  The DVD is available for purchase at Amazon. 
Following is the description from the film’s website:

On March 13, 2013 the world was introduced to Pope Francis.  He was the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis.  Within days he had captured the hearts of the world through his gestures of humility and care for the common man.  Yet he remained largely unknown.
Francis: The Pope from the New World unveils the personality, passion and extraordinary faith of the new Pope.  Shot on location in Buenos Aires, and featuring interviews with close friends, collaborators, and his official biographer, this documentary film traces the remarkable rise of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
From growing up surrounded by soccer games and tango music, to his defense of the poor and marginalized of Buenos Aires during his time as Archbishop, this film explores the abiding compassion and unwavering resolve of a priest, a bishop, and now a Pope seeking to bring the Church to the frontiers of society.  From overcoming the challenges of the day including Argentina’s Dirty War, to his tireless advocacy for the poor and marginalized, Francis: The Pope from the New World paints an indelible  portrait of a towering figure of our time.
Here is the trailer, which gives you an idea what you can look forward to.
If you can’t watch Wednesday evening, or if you’d like to see it again and again, order Francis: The Pope from the New World for your own film library.


  1. Unfortunately I'm realizing that the Church is really quite subjective. I don't understand at all the wishy washy unclear messages the Pope is communicating. I don't understand why so many in Catholic media seem to believe they're able to explain what the Pope meant or what the Pope means etc.. There's really no need to continue to live a life trying be "behave" if really all we need to do is help the poor, whatever "the poor" means. I certainly see no need to go to confession. If anyone were to tell me otherwise claiming that I'm putting my soul in jeopardy then I'd say you need to stop obsessing about doctrine and sell all you property to distribute the poor. Listen to the Pope. I know some aren't going to like these comments but I'm sure my point is made.

  2. The Pope is reenergizing the Church, making it active and young. If you feel uncomfortable, that means he's succeeding! The true Christian is a revolutionary! Not to be confused with the Vatican bureaucrats and aging administrators. I don't see any inconsistency in doctrine, just renewed energy and purpose.