Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

10/20/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Hace unos d铆as se estren贸 en Estados Unidos el filme "Captain Phillips", un intenso thriller basado en hechos reales que narra el rescate del capit谩n de un barco carguero secuestrado por piratas en el a艅o 2009 en las costas somal铆es y retrata el hero铆smo del comandante Francis Xavier Castellano, quien asegura que su fe cat贸lica le ayud贸 en esa dura prueba.

Highlights

By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/20/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Movies


(ACI/EWTN Noticias) - Castellano estuvo al mando del destructor USS Bainbridge, un buque de guerra estadounidense, durante el exitoso operativo que culmin贸 el 12 de abril de 2009, en la noche del domingo de Pascua.

El carguero Maersk Alabama fue secuestrado el 9 de abril de 2009. El capit谩n Richard Phillips -interpretado por Tom Hanks- salv贸 a su tripulaci贸n y su barco entreg谩ndose como reh茅n a los delincuentes. Los secuestradores armados con ametralladoras AK- 47 abandonaron el barco a bordo de un bote salvavidas y durante tres d铆as lo mantienen cautivo.

El comandante Castellano -interpretado por Yul Vazquez- a bordo del buque Bainbridge persigui贸 a los piratas, entabl贸 comunicaci贸n con ellos y trat贸 de calmarlos. La tensi贸n dur贸 72 horas.

Castellano, un ex monaguillo que ahora sirve como gu铆a, lector y ministro extraordinario de la Comuni贸n, asegura que su fe lo ayud贸 en ese dif铆cil momento.

"No necesitas ser capit谩n de un buque de guerra o presidente de una empresa o algo por estilo para ser un h茅roe", expres贸 Castellano en una entrevista a los Caballeros de Col贸n.

"Cada d铆a podemos hacer algo, poco a poco, para seguir adelante y mostrar rasgos heroicos, solamente siendo aut茅nticos, hombres cat贸licos, hombres de fe".

"Creo que todos los padres son h茅roes para sus familias", dijo Castellano.

"Sus hijos y esposas los admiran. Pienso que nuestro llamado al hero铆smo en la vida cotidiana significa ser miembros permanentes de la comunidad, defender lo que creemos, ser modelos a seguir como padres, y modelos a seguir para la comunidad, ayudando a los m谩s necesitados y entreg谩ndoles nuestro tiempo".

"Ser padre es algo muy importante junto con las obligaciones que esto implica lo que incluye ser un modelo a seguir para tus hijos, ir a la iglesia, expresar tu fe, rezar con tu familia, y estar ah铆 cuando te necesiten. T煤 quieres ser el mejor para tus hijos, y la mejor manera de hacer esto posible es buscando ser un gran ejemplo para ellos", a艅adi贸.

"Para mi, ser cat贸lico es muy importante. Durante la misi贸n de rescate del capit谩n Richard Phillips, mi fe cat贸lica junto con ser un Caballero de Col贸n jugaron un rol muy importante en lo que yo cre铆a, quer铆amos traer al capit谩n Phillips de vuelta a casa para la seguridad de su familia y resguardar el bienestar de todos", a艅adi贸.

Castellano, lejos considerarse un h茅roe por su participaci贸n en el rescate, expresa su admiraci贸n por los marinos del Maersk Alabama quienes sin haber recibido entrenamiento para este tipo de situaciones, pudieron recuperar su nave.

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2015
Universal:
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Movies

The top 5 Pixar movies from the last 20 years Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Over the years, Pixar has created fourteen amazing animated films that people love and relate to. This year, they released the anticipated film, "Inside Out," featuring fictional characters from inside the human body and mind. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) ... continue reading


'The Peanuts Movie' trailer is out! Can Charlie Brown become a winner and get the girl? Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the epic comic strip, a 3D movie of The Peanuts will enter theaters by November this year. The trailer shows the iconic characters Charlie Brown and his ever loyal dog, Snoopy, in a quest for the kid's winning identity, as ... continue reading


4 MUST-SEE classic films to enhance the faith in your teenager Watch

Image of Saving Private Ryan (1998) offers one of the most important messages on courage and sacrifice.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A lot of movies have been released over time and with the advance technology we enjoy today, a variety of formats are easily created. However, although most movies are done with exemplary greatness utilizing animations and other effects to produce a more realistic ... continue reading


Moviegoers get their 'Dino' on with 'Jurassic World' with $204 To $207 million weekend opening Watch

Image of There's no argument that

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems that more than just little boys love dinosaurs. "Jurassic World," the latest film entry about thunder lizards roaring into the present day has raked in anywhere from $204 to $207 million for its opening weekend. It could very well beat the all-time ... continue reading


Trailer for 'Mockingjay - Part 2' released, shows Capitol under siege Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fan excitement is growing with the release of the trailer for the final chapter of "The Hunger Games" trilogy. In the trailer released this week, hero Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns to the Capitol in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," with ... continue reading


'San Andreas' inspires morbid curiosity in disaster-prone states, making it top at box office Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's a given that the 21st Century disaster film "San Andreas" isn't any good. Loud and noisy, it inspires little interest in its clich茅 characters trying to survive a double-whammy quake in California. It comes as a surprise that it did relatively well, ... continue reading


Does disaster film 'San Andreas' prophesize the destruction of California? Watch

Image of The likelihood of a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has risen from about 4.7 percent to around seven percent.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

They say everyone enjoys an apocalyptic future, as they require nothing from us. Overall, audiences have bypassed the hopeful, utopian "Tomorrowland" for "Mad Max Fury Road" and now "San Andreas," which depicts the destruction of California by a series of ... continue reading


What are filmmakers getting wrong with Bible-based movies? The universal story may not be so universal Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hollywood has released a lot of movies centered on Christianity and the Bible's stories during 2014. Some of them were well-received by Christians and even film critics, while some of the movies received negative, cold responses, especially from those who subscribe to ... continue reading


Filmmakers of 'Little Boy' receive mixed reviews -- audience approves, film critics are not convince Watch

Image of Little Boy is a movie about a young boy desperate to bring his father home for WWII.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Rotten Tomatoes gave the newly released movie, "Little Boy" a low rating, viewing it as rather unconvincing for fans, the filmmakers and some of the professional film critics. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - However, the movie was given positive approval ... continue reading


New 'Star Wars' trailer features plenty of surprises for fans Watch

Image of John Boyega, who left a lasting impression as the hero in the 2011 British horror film,

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"The force - is back," and the new trailer in the "Stars Wars" installment, "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" packs quite a few surprises. Due to hit theaters during Christmas this year, the trailer's unveiling was attended by many actors in the ... continue reading


All Movies News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 19:15-29
15 When dawn broke the angels urged Lot on, 'To your ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 26:2-3, 9-10, 11-12
2 Probe me, Yahweh, examine me, Test my heart and my ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 8:23-27
23 Then he got into the boat followed by his ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for June 30th, 2015 Image

First Martyrs of the See of Rome
June 30: The holy men and women are also called the 揚rotomartyrs of ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter