I think there is a lot of resistance among Catholics against the insurgence of “pop” culture into our faith. There is a lot of suspicion about “Protestant” things getting into the Catholic Church. As a former evangelical Protestant, I have sensed the need to be extremely careful and not try to impose things on people who don’t want them.
I tend to agree with you about the need for more media. As much as I love EWTN and Relevant Radio, they don’t begin to compare with the big Protestant stations. In our city (150,000), the we have three Protestant radio stations, and one of them consistently places in the Top Ten radio stations (how many listeners) in the city. Not bad. It’s about 80% music, 20% talk. As far as I can see, Relevant Radio is about 97% talk and 3% music, and the only rock music I hear is on shows that are about Catholic rock music. There’s no live DJ playing music. Too bad. I don’t like rock music, but the majority of people do. And I really don’t like to listen to talk shows when I’m driving to the store, because I can’t sit in the car and listen to the whole show.
OTOH, there needs to be a balance. I don’t think any of us want to see “the Catholic lifestyle.” We want real faith, not a “culture.”
Catholics tend to say that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will draw people to Himself, and so we don’t need media and radio and rock music to attract people. Well, I’m not so sure about that. I agree that Jesus can attract people to Himself, but I think that’s why He puts all of us humans down here instead of just calling us home–we’re supposed to do the work of evangelism, and go to the well and entice people into the presence of the Lord with interesting discussion and appealing lures. I see nothing wrong with using media to spread the Good News.