catholic film

Church changes course to maintain moral guide on film in shifting culture

The movies in the middle of the 20th century began to mirror a society in the United States that was grappling with the sexual revolution and racial tensions, presenting challenges to the U.S. bishops' Catholic film office.
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These are the covers of directories of films rated in the 1950s by the National Legion of Decency. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

Catholicism influenced moviemaking from the early days of film

As the film industry grew in the early 20th century, Catholic Church leaders became concerned about some of the content that had become so readily available to their flock.
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