Thursday, May 18, 2006

Condoms and AIDS

by Steve Ray on May 18, 2006

Read my friend Tom Nash’s excellent article on Condoms and AIDS. Tom is the Director of Special Projects for Catholics United for the Faith. You can read his article by clicking here.


“Da Vinci” Film Not Great Art, Says Signis

by Steve Ray on May 18, 2006

CANNES, France, MAY 17, 2006 ( After seeing the première of “The Da Vinci Code,” Signis, the world organization of Catholic communicators, concluded that “the Church has little to be concerned about” with the film.

“Many Christians from different backgrounds and sensibilities were anxious about the release of the film of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ directed by Ron Howard,” the group stated in a communiqué today.

“However, far from being a cinema masterpiece, the film is simply a popular entertainment,” it contended. “While the early scenes set us on an exciting treasure hunt, the wordiness of the drawn-out twists of the later part of the film will disappoint many cinema-goers.”

“The novel attempted to persuade its readers [with] some dubious hypotheses and some mumbo-jumbo theories,” Signis observed. “The film wants rather to please everyone and not upset them too much.

“The writers have added quite a number of dialogue exchanges which downplay the more controversial statements of the novel about the Church, the divinity of Jesus, the role of Mary Magdalene and even Opus Dei.”

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Evangelical Activist Becomes Catholic

by Steve Ray on May 18, 2006

Terry.jpgRandall Terry entered the Catholic Church in a quiet ceremony on Holy Thursday and has chosen to tell the story of his faith journey in the National Catholic Register. The outspoken Evangelical Christian pro-life activist was first confronted with the appeal of the Catholic faith when he was jailed with a priest as a result of his Operation Rescue blockades of abortion clinics.

 Find his story on the National Catholic Register website in Register Senior Writer Tim Drake’s Inperson interview and feature story.