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Anti-Catholicism in the Media

I recently read an article in the Our Sunday Visitor (January 2, 2005 edition) concerning the media and it's strong anti-Catholic bias. Not to say I was completely taken aback by what the studies from the Parents Television Found... it was just surprising how anti-Catholic, and ultimately anti-God and religion the media is! To put it bluntly (as the article states), "Anti-Catholic bigotry is 'rampant' on network television."

"NBC was by far the worst network, leading the dishonor holl with a negative-to-positive ratio [derogative-to-respectful remarks] of 9.5 to 1. Fox was a distant runner-up at 2.4 to 1, followed by the WB, ABC, UPN and CBS."

"Specifically Catholic references fared worst o all. 'Catholicism is the bull's-eye of the the entertainment media... In the past, the fundamentalists were. It's a sign of the times."

Please Pray for the Souls of the Tsunami Victims

It would seem the recent tsunami that has caused much death in South India and elsewhere (the death toll is still rising at an alarming rate) is one of the worst natural disasters of our millenium. Pictures from this event leave me shell-shocked, as I saw the water level rise, then diminish, leaving in it's wake thousands of dead bodies, and causing so much damage.

It is times like these when prayer is most needed. We must pray for the souls of all the dead and trust in Jesus' Divine Mercy to heal the souls and allow them into the Kingdom of God.

If you are interested in helping the disaster victims financially, there are a few ways that you may be able to do so:

When Awards Lose Power

I am truly stunned by the media today.

The stupidity, distance from reality and inconsistencies in thought really throw me off when it comes to the mainstream media outlets. Today I read an article on USATODAY.com about the latest 'smash-hit success movie', Meet the ----ers. I'm not even going to mention the name because it is vulgar. The article (here) states:

Some Academy Awards hopefuls had strong weekend showings:

The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as billionaire Howard Hughes, expanded into 1,796 screens and took in $9.4 million for fourth place.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou played in 1,105 theaters with $4.9 million for No. 9.

The Phantom of the Opera wasNo. 10 with $4.2 million on 622 screens.

Feast of the Holy Family

Well, since I drew a picture of the Holy Family, I decided to let anyone who wishes to see it. This picture is based on a picture I recently took of our family's nativity scene. It was done with #2 pencil on white printer paper. I will probably use the picture on my Christmas 'Thank You' cards.


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