Monday, March 28, 2011

Film on Pope John Paul II to Be Shown on Campus

[Update: as of right now, tickets are still available. The venue has been changed to the Varsity Theater.]

From Marquette University’s News Briefs:
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his wife Callista will visit Marquette on Tuesday, March 29.
The Gingriches will present Nine Days that Changed the World, a documentary they produced about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Poland in 1979. The 7 p.m. screening of the film in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium will include a presentation by the Gingriches, followed by a book and DVD signing. Tickets are required and will be available to the Marquette community beginning tomorrow, March 1, with tickets for the general public available after March 15. Tickets can be picked up in the AMU Brooks Lounge. For more information or special needs, contact University Special Events at 8-7431. Limit one ticket per Marquette ID or two tickets per person for the general public. Pope John Paul II’s historic nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in June 1979 created a revolution of conscience that transformed Poland and fundamentally reshaped the spiritual and political landscape of the 20th Century. In Nine Days that Changed the World, Newt and Callista Gingrich, along with a Polish, American and Italian cast, explore what transpired during these nine days that moved the Polish people to renew their hearts, reclaim their courage and free themselves from the shackles of communism. Produced in partnership with Citizens United Productions. The event is sponsored by the College Republicans, International Affairs Society, Knights of Columbus, Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and St. Robert Bellarmine Society.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this roadshow Newt is promoting is little more than a
clever tactic to manipulate Catholic voters.
Newt divorced wife #1 after 14 yrs
of marriage for a woman he was having an affair with, then did the same thing with wife #2. He is on wife #3 as of today.
He was the prime backer of NAFTA which has been a disaster for the American middle class as well as millions of Mexican agricultural workers who lost their jobs. Newt is to blame for the huge influx of illegals from Mexico that began flooding into America beginning in 1996. He promised to stand up for the pro life movement in 1994, but when he had the power to help, he ignored them. He is a man who is very hawkish towards war, and favors an attack on Iran, yet he never served his country in uniform. He sought multiple deferrments to avoid serving in the military. I think he is trying to ride on the coattails of Pope John Paul II's popularity in an effort to lay claim to the Catholic vote in 2012. This current tour is promoted as a film about JPII, but note how many key scenes are photos of Newt and his new wife. Newt is a freshly minted Catholic convert, as of 2008 but his actions make me wonder why he converted. Newt is a public person and when a public person is a public sinner, the church calls for them to repent in a public manner. When I asked his spiritual advisor why there has been no public repentance from Newt, I was told that " Newt selling his books is a form of repentance ". Don't be fooled by Newt.

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