Fr. Rob Johansen repeats the adage that we get the bishops we ask for as a Catholic culture. And our Catholic culture has so degraded that it is unrecognizable anymore. There was once a time when Hollywood made movies for Catholics, and the mainstream publishing industry put out Catholic books, and Archbishop Sheen was on national TV. And these weren’t fringe products, they were blockbusters, bestsellers, and ratings winners.
But now there is hardly anything left of a mainstream Catholic arts and culture movement even to the point where we mourn the passing of “Touched by an Angel” as a loss to good TV.
So Fr. Rob says we should start transforming our culture by supporting arts and entertainment that support a Catholic worldview. And he has a practical suggestion to start with.
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