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Modern Family receives ‘Catholic Oscar’ award

May 02, 2012

Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA)--an organization of Catholics in the entertainment industry--has bestowed its television award on the controversial ABC comedy Modern Family.

Two priests--Father Edward Siebert, SJ, and Capuchin Father Tony Scannell--and a woman religious are among the members of CIMA’s board of directors.

Other “Catholic Oscar” award recipients include The Way (board of directors award), Hugo (motion picture award), and I Am (documentary award).


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  • Posted by: Nuage - May. 02, 2012 9:55 PM ET USA

    This is nothing short of outrageous. New York City, the See of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, is the epicenter of the gay subculture in the US. "Alternative" families have been increasing in number over the past two decades,usually through artificial insemination of surrogates. The Church remains deathly silent on this grave moral evil. Woe to those prelates who do not speak out against this latest attack on the family, and against the clear teaching of Christ. Defend the innocents among us.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 02, 2012 6:48 PM ET USA

    It's hard for us every day ordinary Catholics to understand how this happens. Can anyone just use the name Catholic?

  • Posted by: dfp3234574 - May. 02, 2012 9:51 AM ET USA

    So we have a group with "Catholic" in its title awarding a show that celebrates a gay couple with an adopted daughter? Phil, I woke up a bit discouraged this morning, and this isn't helping ... Prayer time.