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Barbara Nicolosi on Beauty, Movies, Heroes and Liturgy

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Benedictine College hosted the Symposium for Advancing the New Evangelization.
Benedictine College hosted the Symposium for Advancing the New Evangelization.

The Institute for Missionary Activity at Benedictine College, Kansas, had a great symposium Friday and Saturday. Barbara Nicolosi Harrington, founder of Act One: Writing for Hollywood and a screenwriter whose most recent project is Mary, Mother of the Christ,  wondered if the overwhelming response she got at Benedictine College was just because Kansans are so nice. I told her Yes, it was. But it was also something more.

She made a big impact on campus, and at Mass this morning people were still talking about it, and asking for links. So, here are some onf what came up in Friday' night's discussion ...

Church of the Masses is Barbara Nicolosi’s blog, it includes her list “It’s not all Garbage” in the right-hand column ... scroll down to find it.

As I said in my introduction, Barbara Nicolosi's thought has helped shape my own approach to media, professionally and personally, for more than a decade. Here are the articles I mentioned, and two others I wanted to mention, and one more that she mentioned:

Will Merely Pious Movies Reach Them?

Kids Have the Right to Be Rightly Disturbed

Beauty Will Save the World

Easy Things the Church Can Do to Save the Culture

Art and Liturgy

Art and Priestly Formation

And, one Barbara mentioned:

Heroes in Story-Telling


Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. Before joining Benedictine College, he was Executive Editor of the National Catholic Register. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute.


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