While some of our shepherds are truly shepherds, others are the wolves in shepherd’s clothing. Funny how the filmmakers of Manifesto of Faith also made a docudrama film in 2016 called A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing about Saul Alinsky bringing cultural Marxism to America.
In Manifesto of Faith, the father and son team of Richard and Stephen Payne have brought the German cardinal’s text to life. The 22-minute film was created by Arcadia Films, an American independent film company established by the Paynes. Arcadia is a division of City of Light Studios who has also brought us films and television shows like The Saints Speak, Parable, and the Gabriel Award-winning Saints Alive.
In the film’s press release, Stephen Payne tells us:
“This work brings to life and visualizes the Manifesto of Faith text written and released by Cardinal Mueller on February 8, 2019. He wanted to make a public testimony of the truth ‘in the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith’ among the laity and the clergy. The Amazon Synod in October presents a good time to re-set these discussions with the truth of the faith as practiced for 2,000 years. Controversy is nothing new to the Church, and, when these do occur, reasoned voices, like Cardinal Mueller’s speak out to provide guidance and reassurance to the faithful.”