By Roberto de Mattei, LifeSiteNews - If the ecclesiastical authorities teach error, it is lawful to resist them, and the right of resistance becomes a duty when the common good is at stake, according to the model taught by Saint Paul… But resistance is not always enough. There are situations in which our resistance must be expressed in the suspension of all habitual coexistence with bad shepherds. And also here balance is needed. We are not talking about a juridical separation from bad shepherds. We are talking about a spiritual and moral separation, which does not question, on the juridical level, the legitimacy of those who govern the Church.
By Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family - Critics have mocked and lampooned the movies for being overly simplistic, shallow and downright hokey. To be sure, the films lack many of the usual elements found in the typical Hollywood fare. Themes of violence, immorality, darkness and cynicism rarely, if ever, show up in the typical Hallmark story.