For those who are truly “open minded”, tripe like this won’t matter so much as “real” information. It really isn’t hard to find out the “facts” about the sex scandals, provided one doesn’t depend on the MSM but goes to the organization itself. . .IOW, the Vatican site, the USCCB, etc., and examines what has been done on the diocesean and other levels, etc. (Of course it’s even easier to find out the lies and distortions by going to the MSM, but the MSM is and has been in decline in the last few years, and even the older fans are rather disillusioned about true journalistic integrity. . .)
Unfortunately, few people are truly “open minded”. Even so, the rabid “anti-Cs” wouldn’t change their minds about the Church if Jesus Himself told them the real facts. They may get more of a “charge” from a crummy breathless TV hypefest, but heck, they get hot under the collar watching the Pope’s FUNERAL or a showing on TCM of “Going My Way”.
We’d like to think that there is a tremendous group of “neutral” people out there, and we worry that a program like this will sway a large number of “neutrals” into “antis”. But that probably won’t happen. The number of people actually “neutral” about the Catholic Church is probably very, very small, especially with the last decade or so’s “Internet” access. While there are anti-C sites there are also POSITIVE Catholic sites available (like this), and with the ever increasing computer literacy even more people have SOME opinion of Catholicism, and are NOT likely to be swayed by ONE “event” or “Op-Ed” piece, no matter how breathlessly “hyped”. That is, of course, both good and bad news–good, in that relatively few “neutrals” will be swayed into becoming Jack Chick disciples, and bad in that relatively few neutrals have been swayed into becoming fervent Catholics even when given the graces of Karl Keating e-mails. . .
JP2 said it best, “Be not Afraid”. Add St. Francis’ admonition of “preach the gospel always, use words if necessary” and St. Pio’s, “Work, pray, and don’t worry”. . .that is MY advice for dealing with trash, religious “trash” and “lies” especially.