Thursday, November 28, 2013

Study finds R-rated movies harmful to faith

Research claims the films lower Mass attendance
Pilgrims crowd Copacabana beach as Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass of World Youth Day July 28 in Rio de Janeiro. During the service the pope commissioned an estimated 3 million people in attendance to become missionaries without borders. CNS photo / Paulo Whitaker, Reuters.
A new study has shown that movies, one of the most influential forms of media, influence viewers' perception of the importance of faith. Baylor University recently found that young people of faith who began viewing R-rated movies with explicitly adult material began to attend church less often than their comrades. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Fundraiser to benefit youth formation
Participants smile and wave at Spirit Day. Derek Juneson / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Second collections cover many worthwhile causes. The Nov. 30 / Dec. 1 collection will go to help youth in the archdiocese. Clay Imoo, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry hopes parishioners donate generously. He said the funds will help provide formation and training, as well as helping fund parishes with active youth ministry programs. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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