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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 11:32:17 PM »
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  • I just watched a few minutes from the video from 1962, but wow, what a great video! I plan to watch every minute of it when I have a chance.
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    What a fascinating glimpse into a different time. Not even one lifetime ago, and what that video showed seemed more alien to me than Star Wars. It would be easier for me to imagine myself living in one of the Star Wars movies than living in the world portrayed in these videos, where everyone (just about) is a traditional Catholic. I look forward to perusing these at some length.


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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 03:16:51 AM »
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  • Strange to see Jack Nicholson comtemplating the priesthood.
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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 05:19:13 AM »
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  • “Nicholson grew up in Neptune City.[7]:7 He was raised in his mother's Roman Catholic church.[12][13]Before starting high school, his family moved to an apartment in Spring Lake, New Jersey.[7]:16 "When Jack was ready for high school, the family moved once more—this time two miles farther south to old-money Spring Lake, New Jersey's so-called Irish Riviera, where Ethel May set up her beauty parlor in a rambling duplex at 505 Mercer Avenue."[14] "Nick", as he was known to his high school friends, attended nearby Manasquan High School, where he was voted "Class Clown" by the Class of 1954. He was in detention every day for a whole school year.[4] A theatre and a drama award at the school are named in his honor. In 2004, Nicholson attended his 50-year high school reunion accompanied by his aunt Lorraine.[7]
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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 05:42:49 AM »
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  • Thank you for posting this - beautiful!
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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 05:44:56 AM »
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  • My 11 year-old boy watched both from start to finish with me, and said he wants to be a priest.
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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 08:13:32 AM »
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  • Crazy 60s.

    Life is about sports, beach, pool, and icecream; vocations are made using sentimental kitsch propaganda.
    Men are not bound, or able to read hearts; but when they see that someone is a heretic by his external works, they judge him to be a heretic pure and simple ... Jerome points this out. (St. Robert Bellarmine)

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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2021, 12:54:48 PM »
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  • sentimental kitsch propaganda
    I thought it was a realistic portrayal, not sentimental nor propaganda (in the derogatory sense of the term).
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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #8 on: May 09, 2021, 09:52:51 AM »
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  • I thought it was a realistic portrayal, not sentimental nor propaganda (in the derogatory sense of the term).
    I have not watched the second one yet but I agree, the first one was pretty real - at least about as well as I can remember it. Heck, it was only a few years after this video was made that the seminaries started emptying out. Seminarians were leaving the seminaries and priests were leaving the priesthood, tons of fem liberal priests came seemingly out of nowhere and with that, the beginning of the crisis was upon us. Sad that so many otherwise faithful Catholics willingly abandoned the only religion they knew and embraced the new religion in such a short amount of time.       
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    Re: The Challege (1962 vocations film) & It Takes a Man (1959)
    « Reply #10 on: May 09, 2021, 11:47:03 AM »
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  • Catholics I knew who were in Catholic school in the 40s and 50s said that all the tough boys were altar boys.  Now it’s become effeminized with all the altar girls ... which drives the boys out, since they don’t want to be viewed as girly-men.