New Da Vinci Outreach Initiative
My co-worker Lisa sat with her husband, Tim, at the theatre. They were out on one of their “date
nights” to see the new film, Firewall. As the spots for upcoming
movie releases began to roll, they were about to be stunned. The preview for The Da Vinci
Code came on, and moviegoers were treated to a fast-paced, heart-pumping two minutes
of excitement and suspense. The preview, which included scenes of a murder and an Opus Dei "monk" whipping
and cutting himself, ended with the phrase, “Seek the Truth.”
Lindy Lowry, editor of Outreach, conducted “man on the street” interviews outside of a local Barnes & Noble store. Sarah, a 21-year-old college student, responded that she was now confirmed in her belief that Jesus was just a man and that Christians were “full of it.” Sarah is not alone. Not long ago, two family members spoke to me within a few weeks of each other about serious concerns and questions they had about the book’s claims.
These corrosive seeds have been planted in the minds of millions.
Catholics Must Respond
As always, evangelical Protestants have taken serious steps to respond to the May 19th release of The Da Vinci Code movie. They’re running national video conferences, conducting massive mailings to churches, and they've written a dozen books (compared to just a few from Catholics). Yet, The Da Vinci Code is about the Catholic Church! We Catholics need to respond.
We have prepared free materials to equip you and/or your parish to respond to this major cultural event that is going to slam us in full force in the months ahead. The Da Vinci Code will be the cultural conversation in April, May, and June of this year. You can help your family, friends, and parishioners get prepared—with relative ease.
The DaVinciOutreach.com website features FREE, ready-made resources, including:
Parish Action Plan
Be sure to visit http://www.davincioutreach.com/ today to see the many resources available to you, your family, and your parish. We have everything you need to effectively respond to The Da Vinci Code, and defend Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.