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The February issue of Catholic World Report is now online

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Mar 11, 2004

The February issue of Catholic World Report is now available on the Catholic World News web site.

This issue's special topic was "Evangelizing Hollywood" and includes articles on The Passion of the Christ, The Return of the King, Therese, and The Matrix. John Allen's "Metaphor of the Physical" examines The Passion's impact as a piece of art. Michael O'Brien's "The Return of the Eternal King" examines The Passion and The Return of the King as two films take different routes on the path of evangelization. Steven Greydanus' "Mission Accomplished" looks at what final installment of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy accomplished and didn't. Greydanus also looks at "The Matrix Phenomenon in Perspective."

In other news, we examine Archbishop Raymond Burke's "Decisive Discipline" for pro-abortion Catholic politicians, "The Price of Loyalty" for underground Catholics in China, and whether the White House will make a stand on so-called emergency contraception.

Finally, Diogenes' close friend Father Andrew M. O'Really uses "Last Word" to sound the warning cry against the uber-conspiracy in the Church today.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 11, 2004 8:31 PM ET USA

    With regard to evangelizing Hollywood. It is a nice thought. My sister lives in Hollywood ands says it's like living in Hell. Pornography is everywhere, just about everyone is on drugs, promiscuity is normal etc. etc. It reminded me of Cortez. He and the missionaries he brought with him were going to take over the temple of the Sun and make it into a shrine to Our Lady - until they got there and realized there was nothing to do but destroy it! Make good movies but don't dare to hope!

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