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This blog will center around the beauty of Catholicism and how to raise families, evangelize our faith, and fight the ongoing spritual battles that challenge us daily.

You are invited to share your wisdom on these pages with all the readers. Together we will address important life and faith issues and how to enhance our Catholic identity.

Key areas that you will find me addressing regularly will be about important Catholic doctrine and beliefs and how they help us raise strong Catholic Christian families. My hope is that you will learn, enjoy, and be challenged by my posts. You may be informed, amused, or even annoyed, but I hope it will in some way improve your Catholic faith.



Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lessons from Narnia

My family just watched the newest edition of C.S. Lewis' the Chronicles of Narnia last night - Prince Caspian. If you are familiar with C.S. Lewis, you know he was greatly influenced by Catholicism. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has a ton of Christian and Catholic imagery dealing with the Resurrection, Confession, and Faith to name a few.

I found Prince Caspian to be much more of the same. Granted, Lewis' work has been turned into a major motion picture which can sometimes lead to distortion. That being said, I think Disney did an excellent job in keeping to the original work.

Over the next three posts, I'm going to comment on three key areas that I believe have a Catholic interpretation. I couldn't help but hearken back to them as I sat in Mass this morning. I hope you plan on checking back over the week to see what they are. As always, I will welcome your comments and critique.

Vivat Jesus,

Dan

1 comment:

chris said...

Jim

My name is Chris Pham. I work at CatholicTV, a nationally broadcasted TV station headquartered near Boston, MA. I work as PR coordinator here and before I was a missionary to the poor in Juarez, Mexico. Like you, I am interested in spreading our faith through the media.



I thought you might be interested in the information below. You can embed the videos from our site into your blog for the benefit of your readers if you wish. Get the videos here

http://www.catholictv.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=57

CHRONICLES OF NARNIA MARKETING PROFESSIONAL AND FATHER OF 6 TO BE FEATURED IN TELEVISION INTERVIEW

Greg Schlueter, active Catholic and businessman, will be featured in an interview on CatholicTV. CatholicTV is a nationally-broadcasted television station headquartered near Boston.

Greg Schlueter once spent a year with Fr. Benedict Groeschel discerning the priesthood. Ultimately, he married, worked as Director of Communications for Human Life International, and helped market the films “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “Superman Returns”. He also played a key role in the development of a music album featuring the O’Neill Brothers, whose music has appeared on NBC, CBS, and ESPN. At the same time, Mr. Schlueter is a dedicated father of 6 children ages 3-10. During his interview on CatholicTV, Mr. Schlueter will discuss the new CD . Songs of Faith. The album is made of songs all inspired by family stories (told by many different people) about people and God.

Also on the show will be Jonathan Stampf, author of “Hear My Voice”, which is a children’s book that explains the weekly mass readings to kids. The book is meant to be read by parents and children together. Mr. Stampf says that “These pages are not fictionalized children's stories, they are translations of Jesus' story, true to His message. They are not sugar-coated or watered-down; children can understand the truth in God's word when it is simply written for their reading level, offered in their cadence and vocabulary.”

These guests can be seen on Friday, January 9th live at 10:30AM on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed live (simultaneously) at www.CatholicTV.com and will available on the site’s archives starting Friday night. All shows at www.CatholicTV.com. are viewable full-screen.

About CatholicTV:
CatholicTV provides family-friendly, religious, news, and educational programming 24 hours daily. Founded over 50 years ago, CatholicTV is available in selected areas on cable in the United States and Canada, via Sky Angel IPTV and online via a live stream anytime, everywhere at the station's web site www.CatholicTV.com. Father Robert Reed, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, is the Director of CatholicTV

“This is the Day” can also be seen on demand at www.CatholicTV.com or downloaded via iTunes.com.and SQPN.com The hosts, Father Robert Reed, and Jay Fadden discuss various topics of the week and respond to viewer mail (you may email the show at thisistheday@catholictv.org.)


Cheers and Blessings

Chris