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Some Interesting Pre-Oscars Articles…

February 25, 2011

Mother Dolores Hart: The Nun Who Kissed Elvis Presley – My daughter discovered found this article while browsing magazines at the gym a little while back. Did you know that there’s a cloistered nun who is a member of the Academy? (i.e. one of the ones who votes for the Oscar winners). Warning – the article contains some mature content.

Pia de Solenni talks about the above article and engaging the culture through movies in a recent blog post. After reading this post, I excitedly told my husband – that’s exactly what we do! We love to share movies with our family, including some complex and mature ones with the older teens. It’s a great format for discussion. Part of the point is that, in our modern culture, perhaps ironically, we need practice at recognizing and rejoicing in what is good in our culture! This an important tool for evangelization as well as a basic “people skill” – to discover what we have in common as a starting point for further interaction and communication.

Spirituality at the Oscars: What the Nominations MeanSteven Greydanus linked to this thoughtful article. Be sure to read his post, Spiritual Themes at the Oscars over at National Catholic Register as well.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Leslie permalink
    February 27, 2011 6:48 am

    Thanks for the new address. I have missed your wit and wisdom! At your suggestion, I have added Hansen to my TBR pile. Can’t wait!

    Blessings, Leslie in VA

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