A film company and I are trying to make a movie. I need your help. Check out the film's website
, spread the word via Facebook and Twitter and email, do whatever you can to help us make this awesome project a reality! Please visit our website
by clicking here
, and please help us do anything you can to see this project through! Thank you so much for partnering with us!!!!
Reach out to DePauw University nearby, as a recent alum, I think there might be some folks who would be supportive at the school and parish. Glad to see some wonderful things happening in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis!ReplyDelete
Thanks Drew! Fr. Darvin has a lot of great things going at Depauw University!Delete
As another recent alum of DePauw University, I would like to join Drew in encouraging you to reach out to the university. DePauw is a wonderful place for dialogue and I pray that you will have the opportunity to be enriched by that wonderful community.Delete
As a fellow DePauw alum, I would like to join Drew in encouraging you to reach out to the university. DePauw is a wonderful place for dialogue, and I pray that you have the opportunity to be enriched by that community.Delete
Father, I hope you don't mind, but I sent a link to several on my email about this..people from St. Charles that I believe would be interested to hear what you are doing and I hope and pray some will respond with a donation. I want to tell you that my son Shane was standing over my shoulder (he is closer to 19 yrs now) when I was listening to the video. He was very impressed with it. About that time, he was opening a thank you note from Mike Keucher, who had send him $40.00 for helping give a talk at a recent Confirmation I retreat. Shane looked at me and said, "Here, Momma." I said "What son?" He said "For you." I said.."no..Father Hollowell" and he said.."If that is what God wants you to do with it..I say go for it!" Wow...so anyway. I have not put in a donation yet, because I will do so in the morning on our Visa and I will add to Shane's gift. I just thought that offering of his might make you smile tonight. God bless you, Father, for your vocation. You use God's Grace so wisely. Love and Prayers, Suzanne McConnell St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sending the webpage on to your friends and encouraging them to support the project!Delete
The story of your son is VERY moving, and it is so cool to see so many people excited about this and supporting the project. Thanks again!
I forwarded this to the PR department at Franciscan University. They may or may not contact you, but if they do, I can guarantee that they will want their logo somewhere.
Thanks a billion A.J.! Great idea!Delete
You bet, Father! I am going to make a donation now. Praying for God's Will.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Suzanne!Delete
I sent your clip for help to a lot of my friends. Continue preaching and teaching.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!!!Delete
Father I had a friend who is having a hard time reading because of the black background. I am only telling you this in case others are also having a difficult time. ???ReplyDelete
Suzanne, something that helps if the background is difficult is making the font a lot bigger on the browser - the font can be made so big that the background should no longer be an issue. A lot of people don't know how to make the font bigger but if you just Google it, they'll tell you how to do it. Thanks!Delete
Father, I'll let my friend know. Thanks. SuzanneDelete
How about making your introductory video embeddable so I can put it on my blog? I'm on WordPress and last I checked, it doesn't like Vimeo.ReplyDelete
Scott - we definitely talked about it but what we decided was we wanted to funnel people to the website only. The reason for that is that the video is kind of long so if they just were watching the video on another blog, they might tune out before it got to the end whereas if they went to the website, saw all of the other information there and watched the movie from there, they might be more willing to watch the video through to the end. So if you are up for putting it on your blog, that's awesome - we'd just ask that you put a link to the film's webpage (which has the video) on the blog. Thanks for your help and suggestions!Delete
Thank you for your courage and teaching the truth. Catholics should not hide, but entrench, and prepare to stand together for the long battle.ReplyDelete
You are so right that the time is now to find an effective and attractive way to enlighten hearts and minds before it is too late. If the Church cannot explain her immanently reasonable and compassionate teaching on this issue effectively and soon, the negative impact will be far, far greater than that of the Church's failure to effectively communicate the good news to be found in Humanae Vitae.ReplyDelete
You speak of the "angry" seniors when you first spoke to them about homosexuality. With enough explanation, were you able to not only appease their anger, but help them "get" the beauty and reason of Church teaching? In other words, were many of them able to fully accept and even embrace the teaching, seeing it as a message of authentic love, not "hate"?
I hope you are considering consulting/discussing this project with the apostolate of Courage. As I think you probably know, from your occasional reference to them, Courage is the preeminent and most experienced Catholic apostolate for those with same-sex attraction, the only one endorsed by the Vatican. Having considerable personal experience with the work of Courage , I cannot recommend highly enough that you get to know them - both their leadership and some of their members.
From what I understand you tube prescreens the video clips to make sure they are legal to download and use. Maybe you could produce a shorter one that could be passed on in emails ? A picture speaks a thousand words, and in my option people aren't as apt to view links.ReplyDelete
Father John, you, or the company who produces this film gives the right to other people to download the You Tube. If you, or the company that produces it, doesn't want you to do this, they, or you, are given the option to insert the embedded code into the You Tube. If you do not want it used, you should not put the embedded code into the You Tube. To fix that, you can go into the You Tube video and remove the code and all copies of the You Tube will become blank, or not able to use your You Tube. From what I understand anyway.ReplyDelete
I would love to watch the film but when I go to the Blackstone websiste, it just won't play. I use Safari but do not normally have problems with Adobe videos. I use a family-safe filter for our computer and tried unblocking youtube but that did not make any difference. When I click the play button, it just stays on 00:00 and nothing happens. Any suggestions?ReplyDelete