Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Blind Side – Movie Review by The Dove Foundation

MV5BMjEzOTE3ODM3OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzYyODI4Mg@@._V1_SX214_Synopsis: A poor, undereducated 344-pound African-American teenager in Memphis, whose father was murdered and whose mother was a crack addict, is shuffled through the public school system, despite his low grade point average and absenteeism. But his tremendous size and quickness attracts the interest of a wealthy white couple who take him in and groom him both athletically and academically to become one of the top high school football prospects in the country.

Dove Worldview: Every Sunday from August to the end of February people gather in front of their televisions to watch professional football. As they sit there, do they ever wonder about these athletes; where they came from, or what journey they may have taken to get to where they are today? This is an inspirational story based on the life of Michael Oher, who was a first round pick in the 2009 draft and plays for the Baltimore Ravens.

This story tells of a young man who was homeless, taken from his mother and family at a young age because of her addictions. At the age of 17 he gets the chance to attend a Christian school which is better than those he attended before. He is found roaming the streets in the cold and taken in by a well–to-do Christian family who takes the time to find out who this strange, quiet young man really is. The Touhy family aids Michael with his studies, influences his life and encourages him to improve. Along the way Michael also helps this family look within themselves to change the world around them. Together as a family they overcome racial differences that only other people see. Michael’s story is one of the most uplifting and inspiring stories that I have seen in a while.

This movie is encouraging, inspirational and heartwarming. At times it will have you laughing and at other times it shows the serious side of a young man’s life. We are proud to award “The Blind Side” the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Please read the content review via Blind Side, The Review by The Dove Foundation.

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The Choir Loft

The Choir Loft is a new website dedicated to the recovery of the authentic sacred music of the Catholic Church and its restoration to its rightful place in the sacred liturgy.

The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 112 –Vatican II)

The Church acknowledges Gregorian Chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services. But other kinds of sacred music, especially Polyphony, are by no means excluded from liturgical celebrations, so long as they accord with the spirit of the liturgical action. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 116 – Vatican II)

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