In the past I have been impressed favorably by the short, inviting videos made by Catholics Come Home!
REMEMBER: If you are a fallen away Catholic, or you have strayed a bit, all 99.9% of you have to do to “come home” is to examine your conscience and make a good confession. That’s it. You will be able to receive Communion again (in the state of grace) and start working (with the help of grace) on those bad habits or problems you make have picked up.
Today I received this email:
Catholics Come Home….newer versions??
Fr. Z, you need to see this:
Here is the original video of Catholics Come Home from a few years ago. Very well done:
B) Now…..this was released the other day:
Anyone can see there is a radical difference between the original, and the latter two newer versions:
-Eschatological sense is missing, eternal life with God? Salvation?
Repentance of sins?
-No mention of Jesus
-Greater focus on earthly/temporal happiness
-Promoting “human rights”, “We want a better life”, care for the
environment, dream of a better world…..??
*Shocking this was on the EWTN page.
Yes, the spirit, if we can call it that, of the first and then more two more recent videos is different.
Discuss: Do we dumb things down or deemphasize important and central characteristics of the Faith in order to get people into the door? Is that how we proceed with the New Evangelization?