17/04/2018 12:25 pm

The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter sees us focus on the movie 'Silence' from 2016 as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates it to the day's Gospel reading.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Silence (2016)

"This Sunday of Easter is devoted to the Good Shepherd. In 'Silence' there are various aspects of the Good Shepherd... In the 21st century, people are asking 'what is the affect on me and my authenticity? Am I a shepherd to the people? Do I save them from persecution by putting my foot on the face of Jesus?'... If we're thinking about the Good Shepherd we are looking at clergy and leaders and Silence raises a lot of the dilemmas that people face but always, I hope, with faith in Easter and the Resurrection."

You can listen to the review using the SoundCloud embedded player above. Use the downwards pointing arrow icon on the player to download.

Fr Peter's Review

Review: Silence 398.12 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.