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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) For July 21, 2019

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It’s summertime which is always a great time to watch movies.  The Knights of Columbus have prepared a Top 9 list of movies every Catholic Man should watch.

A Man for All Seasons - St. Thomas More was awesome, in the truest sense of the word.  He held to his faith and conscience and refused to declare Henry VIII as head of the Church of England, even though he knew he would be executed for it.

Judgment at Nuremberg - In this fictionalized story, the Best Picture-nominated film centers on a military tribunal and offers a glimpse at what happened to Nazis after the Holocaust.  Spencer Tracy leads an all-star cast including Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland and William Shatner.

On the Waterfront – with Marlon Brando.  If that doesn’t sell you, this Best-Picture winner tells the story of an uneducated former boxer who stands up against corrupt union bosses who have unmitigated power.  Is it anti-Communist? Yes.  Does it have pro-Catholic teachings? Yes.

Henry V - The movie deals with themes of war and peace, brotherhood and leadership, manipulation and trust.  But it’s also an underdog story, as the British troops were outnumbered 5 to 1 against the French at the real battle.

The Mission - Robert De Niro stars in this movie about a Jesuit missionary evangelizing the native people of 18th-century South America.  It was nominated for seven Oscars and won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

We Were Soldiers- Although violent, the battle scenes are accurate portrayals of the events that changed the course of the Vietnam War.  The movie, led by Mel Gibson, shows the patriotic men who dedicated and sacrificed their lives for God, country and their brothers.

Liberating a Continent -St. John Paul II’s trip to Poland in 1978 brought hope to a continent split by the Soviet Union’s “Iron Curtain.”  It may not be an action-packed movie, but it’s about real people, real lives, real consequences and the real power of prayer.

For Greater Glory - In the 1920s, Mexican Catholics were persecuted by their government, fighting for their lives and the right to practice their faith.  Many people were martyred during the conflict — including six Knights who were later canonized.

Shane - You know the movie in Logan that Wolverine, Professor X and X-23 were watching in the hotel?  This is that film.  If you saw Logan, you’ll want to see the movie that inspired it.

You can find the link to the entire piece in the KofC.org web site or at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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By Andrew Fowler (2019)
It’s Friday, and you’re having some friends over for a movie night, but you’re underwhelmed and tired of uninspired sequels. You’re looking for something that will not only entertain but lift your minds and hearts to something higher.

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