Media Center Pick of the Week: Reconciliation

In Bishop Noonan’s announcement of Reconciliation Weekend on April 8th and 9th, he blesses us with this hope: “May our hearts experience a conversion to Christ so that we may receive His forgiveness and live in His peace.” I remember my thirst for forgiveness in the Emergency Room at South Seminole Hospital.

In Bishop Noonan’s announcement of Reconciliation Weekend on April 8th and 9th, he blesses us with this hope: “May our hearts experience a conversion to Christ so that we may receive His forgiveness and live in His peace.” I remember my thirst for forgiveness in the Emergency Room at South Seminole Hospital. In a short conversation with the on-duty physician, I realized the gravity of my condition. My imminent death was a real possibility. As I prayed the Act of Contrition, I felt a profound depth of sorrow for my sins and experienced our Lord’s peace as Fr. David Scotchie shared sacramental absolution. In honor of this reality in the Catholic Christian tradition, we feature: “The Whisper Home.” Locally filmed in Central Florida, this 2010 film is a contemporary retelling of “The Prodigal Son.” In this version, the returning son is a failed actor and recovering heroin addict and the faithful son is a schoolteacher and aspiring politician. We enter each brother’s emotional journey and encounter the magnanimous love of their father. With a well-crafted screenplay, moving musical score and convincing actors, native son, Jaime Velez-Soto claimed the Best Director and Best Feature Film awards from the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association. The plot’s pacing enabled me to reflect on my life and family while the narrative twists were surprising and satisfying. View the trailer @ www.thewhisperhome.com. Order this 96 minute DVD or search for related titles with the key word: reconciliation @ click here or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher@ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).