Friday, June 22, 2012

A Catholic Alternative To Netflix

Looking around the web for different things and various subjects for "Faith of the Fathers" blogs, I sometimes come across some new (to me), interesting and useful services.

One of those that I came across today is a Catholic alternative to Netflix. It is called Pius Media, who's header says : "Entertainment your Mother approves!"

The home page for Pius Media states:

  • Welcome to your Catholic DVD Rental Membership Club! We are your source for movies depicting the lives of the saints, children’s movies, educational tools for Religious Education teachers, conversion stories from the greatest apologists, Catholic-friendly Hollywood movies, and some great old television series.
  • Christian purity requires a purification of the social climate. It requires of the communications media that their presentations show concern for respect and restraint. Purity of heart brings freedom from widespread eroticism and avoids entertainment inclined to voyeurism and illusion.Catechism of the Catholic Church 2525
Depending on which DVD plan you select when you open an account, the cost is from $8.50 to $24.50 per month.

They also offer a streaming service (some titles are free to stream) Pius Media Now which appears to be affiliated with Amazon's Instant Video service.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

‘For Greater Glory’ is a ‘strong film with a timely message’ about religious liberty, says archbishop « CNS Blog

The following excerpts are from Catholic News Service:
  • It’s not every day a Catholic archbishop welcomes a host of Hollywood celebrities at a movie premiere, but that was the scene on the red carpet May 31, when Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez greeted the stars of the new movie “For Greater Glory,” among them Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Eduardo Verastegui. The film, opening yesterday in theaters, is about the 1920s Cristero Rebellion in Mexico.
  • “The anti-Catholic persecutions in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s are long forgotten, it seems. The reality is hard to believe,” the archbishop wrote in his May 29 column for The Tidings, newspaper of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. “Just a generation ago, not far from our borders, thousands of men, women and even children, were imprisoned, exiled, tortured and murdered. All for the ‘crime’ of believing in Jesus Christ and wanting to live by their faith in him.

Click the link below to read more:

‘For Greater Glory’ is a ‘strong film with a timely message’ about religious liberty, says archbishop « CNS Blog