Religion: Moviegoing Morals

Everyone knows what damage is done to the soul by bad motion pictures. Pius XI (Vigilanti cura).

Once a year* all U.S. Catholics are asked to take the public pledge of the Legion of Decency: "... I acknowledge my obligation to form a right conscience about pictures that are dangerous to my moral life. ... I pledge myself to remain away from them. I promise, further, to stay away altogether from places of amusement which show them as a matter of policy."

Many a priest has posted the weekly Legion of Decency film ratings on his church bulletin board and let it go...

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