My World of Religion, Politics, Entertainment and Social Issues

If you are visiting my blog, expecting to see 'Toward a Progressive Catholic Church,' I have changed my title to reflect my wide assortment of interests. Having retired from my secular job, I hope to devote the rest of my life to my hobbies, ministries and perhaps a part-time job that makes good use of my communications skills. This blog will be designed to address my multi-faceted interests.

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Location: Rochester, New York, United States

I have an M.A. in Theology and an M.Div (Master of Divinity) from St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. I am currently a media consultant and promoter of classical music. I am also certified as an officiant by the Federation of Christian Ministries for baptisms, weddings and funerals and minister independently of the Rochester Diocese. My life has encompassed many interesting paths: broadcasting, free-lance writing, video-production, music, ministry and a secular job in government. In addition to this blog, I have a YouTube site at and I have a Facebook page.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

USCCB: Catholics Vote for Clint's Movie

As a follow-up to my post of yesterday, I was delighted to learn that Catholics who took part in a USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) survey, overwhelmingly voted for Clint Eastwood's movie. (The USCCB asked Catholics if they were able to vote in the Oscar race, how would they vote?) Catholic respondees, by an overwhelming majority, chose 'Million Dollar Baby' as best picture, Clint Eastwood as best actor, Hilary Swank as best actress, Morgan Freeman as best supporting actor and Clint Eastwood as best director. (This is in stark contrast to bishops who have labeled the film as "morally offensive." In my estimation, it is the bishops who are morally offensive.)

You may view the complete results of the USCCB survey at the following link:



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