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Cultural Madness & Catholic Sanity
October 17, 2015 @ 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM$40
Living and Loving Without Illusion in the New America
Join us on October 17, at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center for Cultural Madness & Catholic Sanity – Living and loving with illusion in the new America.
Around the globe, forces of chaos and evil have been unleashed. Aborted babies are salvaged for body parts, The Supreme Court regards marriage between two men as natural. Christians in the middle East are being forced to lost their faith or their heads. Vulgarity and perversion drive prime-time TVV.
Self-identified Catholics are indistinguishable from the rest of Americans. 60% support gay “marriage” and elect pro-abortion politicians. In this world of madness and delusion, how do we live as faithful Catholic disciples?
Be Not Conformed to This World – Al Kresta
In the 1st century St. Paul’s commanded the Romans to resist being shaped by the world. What is worldliness in the 21st century? How do advertising, social media and the entertainment industries distort reality? How do our expectations of what life holds for us become extravagant and futile? How the traditional penitential disciplines of prayer, almsgiving and fasting might be the answer to living faithfully in the 21st as well as the 1st century.
All the News That’s Fit to Twist: How and Why Today’s Mass Media Never Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story – Teresa Tomeo
Teresa Tomeo shares recent examples from her own experience with the local press and shows how the mass media manipulate images and information to sell products and agendas.
How Network News Keeps Us Dumb: Case Study – Global Jihad – Al Kresta
The news industry consistently denies serious religious discussion and the role of faith in shaping politics and culture. For this reason, the most influential media have regularly overlooked and then underestimated major social movements like the rise of the religious right in American politics and the rise of Islamic terrorism.
Home and Media Devices – Teresa Tomeo
Teresa will provide an insider’s perspective on how to make a difference with the media in the home and in the culture.
Protecting Your Kids from Pornography
A practical interview with Brad Schmidt, youth worker.