Is anyone going to watch this Showtime series by the creators of he Tudors, called “The Borgias?” The series is about about Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI) and his corrupt family? It starts April 3rd.
From Wikipedia: “The Borgias, also known as the Borjas, were an Italian noble family of Spanish origin; they became prominent during the Renaissance. The Borgias were patrons of the arts; thanks to their support artists of Renaissance could ‘spread their wings’ and realize their artistic potential. The most brilliant personalities of this era regularly visited their court. The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 1400s and 1500s. Today they are remembered for their corrupt rule when one of them was Pope. They have been accused of many different crimes, including adultery, simony, theft, rape, bribery, incest, and murder (especially murder by arsenic poisoning). Due to their search for power, they made enemies of other powerful families such as the Medici and the Sforza, as well as the influential Dominican friar Savonarola.”
Yes, I know it’s going to be full of sex and violence, but I’m going to share a little secret.
What first got me interested in Catholicism was the Showtime Series - theTudors. Before that time, the only Catholics I knew were those who attended weekly mass maybe, but otherwise did their own thing. I loved the beautiful churches and masses in the Tudors and was amazed at how devout Queen Catherine of Aragon and her daughter Mary was.
So God can use whatever he wants to lead someone to him.