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Friday, December 26, 2008
Pledge against Indecent and Immoral Motion Pictures
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The American bishops at a meeting in Washington in 1938 requested all Ordinaries to have the Pledge of the Legion of Decency taken by all the Faithful at all Masses, in all churches and chapels throughout the United States, on the Sunday within the octave of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost.
Amen

I condemn indecent and immoral motion pictures and television programs, and those which glorify crime or criminals. I promise to unite my efforts with all those who protest against them.

I acknowledge my obligation to form a right conscience about films and television programs that are dangerous to my moral life.

As a true Roman Catholic, I pledge myself to watch only good motion pictures and television programs. I promise, further, to stay away altogether from places of amusement and sources of entertainment which are offensive to God and occasions of sin for myself and others for whom I am responsible.

Source: Half the Kingdom


Further Reading:

Vigilanti Cura: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI promulgated on June 29, 1936.


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