On Tuesday I commented on the disgraceful video produced by the Pontifical Council for Culture (if that clip is what they produce, they really aren't any culture council at all, but I digress). Yesterday my friend and blogging colleague at Tenth Crusade put up her own take on the matter. Truth be told, I thought her analysis was more superior and in-depth than was mine. She is absolutely right. That woman who "starred" (using the word "starred" loosely) in that flick adopted the personae of the typical dumb-blond-sex-kitten bimbo. That observation is not to be construed as an evaluation of the woman's character in general, but one must question why she played that role. Perhaps she thought it was ok since it was a Vatican venture; that is its own can of worms and does speak to scandal emanating from the Vatican.
I don't know how much the Pontifical Council for Culture paid this woman to purse her lips and squint her eyes in what Tenth Crusade aptly describes as seduction to get her point across. At least they allowed her to be decently dressed but otherwise it clearly was an abuse of her sexuality. The fact that any Vatican agency would see fit to release that clip that is just a few steps shy from pornography only points to corruption and lack of Catholic morality in that Council and perhaps at higher levels of the Vatican. If there is indeed that kind of laxity of Catholic morals, is it too much to fear that there might well be a lack of belief in Jesus Christ Himself?
I went to Christmas Day Mass today. The gospel was from John 1:1-18. Please read, for it speaks of the importance of authentic belief in Jesus Christ. This bimbo-video is the antithesis of what one might expect from those who really hold dear their God and their Church.
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