Catholics and Hollywood

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by Paul Brock III  •  •  September 21, 2020   

A little hope

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The world-famous enclave of Hollywood is located in Los Angeles, California.

But Hollywood is much more than just a neighborhood; it's an industry and a lifestyle — the industry is entertainment and film, and the lifestyle is fast and ambitious.

In this week's Mic'd Up, Michael Voris interviews Nicole Abisinio, a Catholic Hollywood actress and producer. She's also the founder and CEO of Gabriel's Messenger Films and author of Pure Power: A Spiritual Workout to Help You Break Free of Sexual Sin ... or Avoid It in the First Place.

Hollywood is in the archdiocese of Los Angeles. In November 2019, its archbishop, José Gomez, was named president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His predecessor, the now-retired cardinal Roger Mahony, was born and raised in Hollywood. Mahony was head of the Los Angeles archdiocese from 1985–2011, and during his tenure, there were more than 500 alleged victims of sexual abuse by 34 of his clerics.

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In 2019, the archdiocese paid out a record $8 million sex-abuse settlement — the largest payout in U.S. history to a single victim at the time.

In February, Abp. Gomez celebrated Mass with Mahony at the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LA REC).

Year after year, the LA REC features men like Fr. James Martin, Fr. Bryan Massingale and Fr. Daniel Horan. All three promote homosexuality and one, Massingale, is even an openly professed gay priest and theologian.

Some Catholics in Hollywood are stepping up and fighting against the evil in the industry.

As of late in Hollywood (the entertainment and film industry), HBO just released a new movie called Unpregnant. The movie depicts a minor going on a road trip across state lines to kill her child.

Some Catholics in Hollywood are stepping up and fighting against the evil in the industry. Jim Caviezel, who has portrayed Christ, is a prime example. On national television last week, he even called out Catholic bishops and priests, warning: "Our bishops, our priests — they're laying right over ... . This is called lukewarmness, and Christ has a very special place for them and they know it."

Watch the full episode of Mic'd Up — The Devil in Hollywood.

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