Posts tagged "twilight"

Merry Christmas to Me!

Mary Valle:  All I really want for Christmas is to watch "The Exorcist" with Fr. Gabriele Amorth.  I also want to thank him profusely for pointing out a few things that actually are kind of true. Who hasn't been in a yoga class and "breathing" into some pose and thought "This shit is EVIL!"...

Extreme Adultery

In case you Twilight fans were wondering, The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting has posted their review of the new Robert Pattinson movie, "Water for Elephants."  They warn, "While artfully conceived and well acted, director Francis Lawrence’s film accepts — and even glamorizes — adultery, albeit within...

Jesus, Pop Idol: Capturing the Tween Market

by Kristina Loew There was a time when popular culture was a bastion of rebellion, a place where America’s youth could forge a new identity and give the middle finger to their parents. Not so these days, where purity rings have become fashionable, pop stars are giving regular shout-outs to Jesus and raunchiness is in remission....

Mainstreaming Conservatism

Kristina Loew: From movies to music, conservative voices have cornered the tween scene, that 12 - 13 year old demographic which often looks to their favorite stars for moral guidance (and ways to spend their parents' paychecks). Parents can feel safe knowing that the Twilight franchise is one long ode to abstinence, while the Jonas...

The Religion of Twilight

by Tanya Erzen Last November, I sat in a theatre in South Jordan, Utah with 4,000 Twilight Moms, who had gathered for the weekend to celebrate the release of New Moon after two days of raucous pre-film festivities.  As I sat watching Eclipse, the newest film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster Twilight series (in the six...

The Official Catholic Twilight Review

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Film and Broadcasting (evaluating "according to artistic merit and moral suitability") has finally released their review of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  From the review: