Feb 16, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Mel Gibson’s movie “will prove to be a life-changing experience for many people,” said well known Manhattan pastor Fr. Gerald E. Murray.
“I thank God that Mel Gibson has produced this movie which is truly a visual meditation on the price of our salvation paid by our loving God made man,” wrote the priest in a letter to his parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul in New York.
The diocesan priest and canon lawyer watched the film, “The Passion of the Christ,” at a private screening he was invited to attend last week.
“It is the most powerful movie I have ever seen. It is truly a religious experience to watch the portrayal of the suffering and death of Our Divine Savior,” he said. “Gibson has done a masterful job in this movie. I highly recommend it.