Our Session 7 Envisioning Exercise was to “develop an initiative to promote the development of healthier alternatives for media.” My response was a proposal for a screenwriting competition with a $100,000 award for the best script written in accordance with the Hays Code. For a relatively modest sum, plus some additional funds for administration of the contest, Catholics could commission the creation of beautiful stories which have the potential to bring writers into the orbit of the Church and touch the hearts of millions. Christ communicated challenging truths through storytelling. Today, His Church has the potential to do the same. My commitment is to pray a novena for God’s will regarding this proposal, and to pursue funding to bring it to life.


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