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DaVinci Code Ruffles Feathers
But Does it Really Ruffle Faith?

Not since Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, has a film about Jesus stirred up such interest as The DaVinci Code. In theaters nationally on May 19th, the film has already created a stir among believers and non-believers alike.

It's a fiction, that tries to read like a fact and Dan Brown claims his assertions are based on documented facts. But it is still a novel, a fictionalized story about a secret group who is hiding a supposed relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Just the thing to get the blood going. All this sells books, there are 18 such listing on But does it help faith or hurt it? You decide and be sure to take the readers poll, just for fun.

Here are some current perspectives

Jesus DeCoded
The US Bishops
have a website on the subject and describe it as "a site designed to provide information to anyone who wishes to inquire about Jesus Christ and Christian origins due to claims that appear in current popular media."

A 60 minute DVD produced for the US Bishops has been sold out before the Ron Howard film hits the theaters .

from their website:
Was Jesus really married to Mary Magdalene? Did the Catholic Church suppress various secret Gospels that "tell the real truth" about Jesus and the early Church? Did Deception and politics determine which books were included and excluded from the Bible?

These are questions that some readers of Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code are asking. And with the worldwide debut of director Ron Howard's film version of the novel coming in May, many others are certain to be exposed to the sensational claims which call into question fundamental orthodox beliefs about Jesus and the Church. To help separate the Catholic truth from fiction, the Catholic bishops have produced Jesus Decoded, a new hour-long documentary that presents clear and accurate information about the person of Jesus, his disciples, and the formation of the books included in the official canon of the Bible.

Other books on the subject:

101 Questions & Answers on The Da Vinci Code and the Catholic Tradition
Nancy de Flon and John Vidmar, OP Paulist Press

De-Coding DaVinci: The Facts behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci Code
Amy Welborn

The Da Vinci Hoax – Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
Carl E. Olsen and Sandra Miesel

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