Saturday, April 12, 2008

Reality Television, Catholic Style

Catholic Media Journal reports that Communication Arts students from Franciscan University of Steubenville will be in Washington, D.C. during Pope Benedict's visit to produce a reality-based television mini-series

Their production will be one of the first professionally produced documentaries to tell the true story of how college students are positively influenced by their religion and how they are moved by the first visit of this pontiff to the United States.

Prior to Pope Benedict’s arrival, the Franciscan University film crew will be granted special access to the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., where the pope will conduct a peace dialogue with leaders of other faiths that will be one of the most significant interfaith discussions of his papacy. The crew will be allowed into the chapel where the pope will pray and receive an in-depth briefing about the preparations and protocol for the pope’s visit. ... (More)