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About This Blog
"Among the wonderful technological discoveries which men of talent, especially in the present era, have made with God's help, the Church welcomes and promotes with special interest those which have a most direct relation to men's minds and which have uncovered new avenues of communicating most readily news, views and teachings of every sort. The most important of these inventions are those media which, such as the press, movies, radio, television and the like, can, of their very nature, reach and influence, not only individuals, but the very masses and the whole of human society, and thus can rightly be called the media of social communication."
"The Church recognizes that these media, if properly utilized, can be of great service to mankind, since they greatly contribute to men's entertainment and instruction as well as to the spread and support of the Kingdom of God." - Inter Mirifica
While faithful Catholics have, on the whole, affirmed the exhortations in this Decree quite admirably (Catholic commentary on music, movies, and books abound), one particular entertainment medium has been, to the detriment of all, largely neglected: video games!
Catholic Video Gamers seeks to amend this conspicuous absence by offering an authentically Catholic response to the exceedingly popular and increasingly visible entertainment medium of video games. We seek to offer an avenue of communication for any and all interested Catholics - whether they be fellow gaming enthusiasts or completely unfamiliar with video games entirely - that a greater understanding of this entertainment and artistic medium, as well as the ways in which it relates to the Catholic faith, may emerge.
We also welcome input from gamers of all stripes, both those familiar and unfamiliar with Catholicism. This blog serves to engage them in the "Catholic" conversation about gaming, as well.
Above all, we aim to explore ways in which Catholics can find ways to utilize video games as both artistic and entertainment media, that they may be a new "instrument of peace" in the New Evangelization - the "spread and support of the Kingdom of God." Imploring the intercession of Mary and all the Saints in heaven, we ask that Christ, the Beginning and End of all things, aid us in accomplishing this task.
Prayer for Priests
"O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tepid priests; for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for Your lonely and desolate priests; for Your young priests; for Your dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in purgatory. But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way. O Jesus, keep them close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen"