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Could watching certain TV shows be against our Catholic faith? – Part III of III

March 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Fr. Bartunek

Q: Dear Father John, Is watching a show like the “Medium” against our Catholic faith? The show is from what I have heard is calling on spirits who have passed on from this life and supposedly can be reached through a medium. In our first and second posts in this three part series, we reflected on as humans how we love art and entertainment. What is the power and purpose of entertainment. How to... Read More

Could watching certain TV shows be against our Catholic faith? – Part II of III

February 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek

Q: Dear Father John, Is watching a show like the “Medium” against our Catholic faith? The show is from what I have heard is calling on spirits who have passed on from this life and supposedly can be reached through a medium. In our first post in this three part series we reflected on how art and entertainment can touch our entire being. Both can be pleasing and attractive, but how much is really... Read More

Could watching certain TV shows be against our Catholic faith? – Part I of III

February 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Discernment, Fr. Bartunek

Q: Dear Father John, Is watching a show like the “Medium” against our Catholic faith? The show is from what I have heard is calling on spirits who have passed on from this life and supposedly can be reached through a medium. A: We have to answer this question on two levels, general and specific. The general question is: How should we make decisions about the kind of entertainment we consume –... Read More

Am I so heavenly minded that I am no earthly good?

November 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, General

Q: I have a question after reading Fr. John’s meditation and prayer on a recent Sunday’s Gospel in The Better Part (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, #208. Money and Fire (Luke 16: 19-31). In the section Christ in my Life Fr. John writes, “I admit, it’s possible to get obsessed with the afterlife, but it would be a foolish traveler who kept moving ahead every day without ever thinking... Read More