|Diocese of Rockville Centre Presents Authentic Catholic Teaching in Response to Release of “The Da Vinci Code” Movie|
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, May 12, 2006 - As a way to turn the upcoming release of “The Da Vinci Code” movie into a teachable opportunity, Telecare (Cablevision, Channel 29), the television station of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, has produced a 30-minute program entitled, “Deciphering Da Vinci.” In addition,Telecare will air “Jesus Decoded,” a documentary from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Telecare’s production, “Deciphering Da Vinci” is hosted by The Most Reverend Emil A. Wcela, auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, a noted scripture scholar and Father Robert Lauder, syndicated columnist and professor at St. John’s University. The program will show clips from the movie followed by commentary from Bishop Wcela who is a theologian, and Father Lauder who has written numerous books on cinema and Catholicism. Also part of the program is an interview with Terri Carron, director of communications for Opus Dei.“Deciphering Da Vinci” will air on the following dates and times.
“Jesus Decoded,” produced by the USCCB’s Catholic Communications Campaign, is a one-hour documentary that presents clear and accurate information about the person of Jesus, his disciples, and the formation of the books included in the official canon of the Bible. Shot on location in Israel, Turkey, and Italy and making use of scholars versed in art, history and scripture, Jesus Decoded offers a solid Catholic response to “Da Vinci Code believers,” concentrating especially on the first three centuries of development of the Church. Telecare will air “Jesus Decoded” on the following dates and times.
Telecare (Cablevision Channel 29) is the non-profit, state-of-the-art television and production facility of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Everyday, Telecare produces and presents 24 hours of ecumenical programming. Broadcasting seven days a week to almost one million homes served by Cablevision, Telecare touches on the issues affecting all Long Island residents. Telecare also serves the Island's parochial schools with religious educational materials created for every grade level - from kindergarten through eighth grade.
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