We hear of how the Church of Christ is manacled and catacombed ever more in this modern age. And it's going to get worse if the "culture of death" continues to gain an upper hand. Election year is always pivotal.
Then we hear of the lack of vocations, divorce rate, suicide rate, etc. Where does this come from? We once had high standards of decency in literature, the stage and screen. But they say those days are gone. E allora?
We can stop the influence of evil despots on our families by not having a television. While in Germany in 2005 I was a guest of a lovely, happy German family. They had one TV. It was locked in a cupboard. The kids were only allowed to watch DVDs on it.
I haven't watched TV as a regular since 1997, my senior year in high school. Eleven years without being a TV junkie has brought me the greatest joy and so much less stress than could ever be measured. Thank you, Blessed Jesus, for this grace.
Hollywood has changed. And it has changed in one direction and levels of lewdness never imagined are now the norm. Images affect people. Anita Page was born in 1910. She died yesterday at the age of 98 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080907/ap_en_ce/obit_page). Her career with films began in 1924 (before the Pope was even born!). Just imagine how things changed from 1924-2008 and has it gotten better or worse?