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Alive right now for the New Evangelization!

April 11th, 2012, Promulgated by Choir

Michael Voris offers a free link to the premium channel. He is hoping for 2 things: to understand the faith better and to sign up for the premium channel.

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4 Responses to “Alive right now for the New Evangelization!”

  1. avatar Hopefull says:

    I think that what Michael Voris and his team have accomplished is extraordinary, and obviously being blessed as well. I admire the energy, accuracy and persistence with which he and the website content so faithfully advocate for the Catholic Church and her teachings, and I have no problem at all with RealCatholicTV.com charging $10/month for their premium site. The work has an obvious cost for such presentation, and the presentation is unique in its format and words.

    HOWEVER, and completely aside from RealCatholicTV and its achievements (but it again brought the question to my mind), in general I do have a BIG problem with such things as copyrighting the bible. The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) owns the copyright on the New American Bible, revised edition translation, for example. Yes, there are translators who do work, and people who write footnotes, and I see no problem at all in paying for a printed bible. There is real cost. But the advent of electronic communications begs the question of even quoting the bible from a website. For example, what does the USCCB mean on its Daily Readings by “Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner” ? Won’t most times we quote the bible risk a direct quote from the Lectionary, even if we haven’t taken it that way?

    I try to imagine Christ saying to His disciples: “Going forth, teach ye all nations…but be very careful not to violate any copyrights when you talk about My words.” That wasn’t the spirit of the original evangelization nor do I believe it has a role in the NEW evangelization. (I have also noted much less restriction in a number of Protestant resources.)

    Just when I thought I’d seen it all in copyrighting the Lord’s words (we know who had the creative element in Scripture, and nobody else should be “creating” anew if being faithful to the original Creator), I found yet another area of copyright concern.

    Can someone explain to me why priests writing their own blogs or publishing their homilies are copyrighting those materials? Quite frankly I am appalled! Shouldn’t their very joy in serving the Lord and producing a work for Him be enough? What am I missing? Am I alone in being appalled?

  2. avatar Bernie says:

    Hopefull: regarding copyrighting: I’m confronted with this in my own work on a separate project from CF. I don’t have a problem with anyone using my work but my friends tell me to give notice of copyright. Perhaps folks could claim it for themselves and then prevent me from using my own work, unless I pay? I would be interested in others’ comments on this.

  3. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    Am I alone in being appalled?

    no.

    Perhaps folks could claim it for themselves and then prevent me from using my own work, unless I pay? I would be interested in others’ comments on this.

    check out Creative Commons Licenses. These seem to be gaining popularity.

  4. avatar Richard Thomas says:

    I’m sorry. Being a shepheard, I would be committed to putting the Catholic bible on line and letting people download it. Isn’t it all about evangelization.


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