[quote="Monica02, post:1, topic:263156"]
Is anyone watching the series CATHOLICISM on PBS and EWTN? I was happy with the series until viewing one episode on EWTN last night. The priest who was hosting the show spent several minutes discussing The Catholic Worker Movement. The Catholic Worker website has links to Call to Action and a group called the Quixote Center. Both of these groups are advocates for female ordination and "LBGT" rights. The series was so good I was dissapointed to see this group given so much airtime.
Has anyone felt the EWTN is leaning left these days?
I believe Father Baron was showing the way the founders of the Catholic Workers movement trusted in Jesus to really use non-violent methods and gave their whole life to improve lives of other, not an endorsement of negative aspects of the current organization. I, and almost all reviews I've read from orthodox Catholics, think the series is probably the best catechesis tool the church has released in years.
The ten part series starts with the line "if he (Jesus) is who he says he is, we have to give our whole life to him" ... it's quite a jump to get from there to any liberal agenda. This series clearly had a fair amount of support from the top of the Church (which is why Father Baron was a keynote speaker at World Youth days) and he was given so much access to film. If a few minutes devoted to a movement whose Founder has been recognized as a "servant of God" with a "cause for canonization" officially opened by the Pope is the biggest cause for concern, it's probably a pretty good show.
I hope this doesn't come off as too harsh, but while I remain very conservative by almost every standard, I have to admit the Bible has slowly but continually pushed my conservative sensibilities on one main issue, that almost all of Jesus's harshes criticism was directed at the most conservative aspects of society, and their tendancies for exclusion and judgment. It's certainly a fight I have often.
may God Bless and I hope this series helps many grow closer to Christ.