Good programming on television and many good movies exist--although at times they are difficult to find. Therefore, these pages have been set up to help you choose what may or may not be appropriate.
Those discerning a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, ought to be constantly on alert to what they are watching on both television and at the theater. Moreover, these types of entertainment ought not be a substantial part of their lives. Consider these points:
Content. Much of the programming on television and many movies are peppered with images and ideas that on paper we would find morally unacceptable. If we were to write down these themes and set them next to our prayers, Creed, and Scriptures - would they be consistent and compatible, or would we blush?
Time. Most Americans spend about 30 HOURS a week watching television. That's ¾ of full time job! Kids don't go to school that much! If you applied this much of your "free time" to something else (learning a language or instrument, picking up a hobby, advanced training, etc.) consider what you could master in year's time!!
Take back your life and CHOOSE for yourself what kind and type of entertainment and recreation is good for you. And if you need "screen time," check out the pages of our web site and rent/buy a DVD or television series on DVD (or check one out at the library), but only when YOU CHOOSE what and when you watch.
Let's be clear. TV is not some unspeakable villian; there is good and entertaining programming. But it is absolutely essential that you are in control of the set. You must give serious thought to what you watch and when it is enough. Life is too precious to waste carelessly in front of the TV or watching every movie that comes to your neighborhood theatre.
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