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Hartline Speaks about Catholic Progress in New Book

8/20/2012

groupAuthor David J. Hartline stopped by Prayer and Pasta on Aug. 15 and talked about his new book, “The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn.” Following Mass for the Holy Day of the Assumption of Mary and dinner, Mr. Hartline touched on growth in Catholic Church population, vocations, devotions and why this is happening.

A larger-than-usual crowd was in attendance for the discussion. Mr. Hartline addressed topical information on why the Church has become a target of so many detractors, including governments, self-appointed popular culture leaders and others, and why this is happening. He also outlined the role that the faithful need to play in helping and defending the Church.

groupHis new book is a sequel to the popular “The Tide is Turning to Catholicism.” Both volumes detail the good things happening within the Catholic Church that often go unnoticed. Thousands of readers are now aware of these positive events and have a much-needed sense of hope.

In “The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn,” Mr. Hartline again helps make sense of trends within Catholicism and the secular world. This book gives readers a better understanding of the threatening clouds hovering above the Church today while shedding light on the many positive things happening as well. We learn how these developments are our best chance at building a better tomorrow for us all.

hartlinePrayer & Pasta was also blessed to have a good friend, Sharon Jimenez, talk to us in June about the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation. She is the founder of this organization dedicated to education and support in the fight for production incentives in order to end the outflow of independent film and television industry jobs from California.

“The six major Hollywood studios have got to invite grassroots leadership to Sacramento to talk about California’s loss of jobs in film, television, and commercial production,” Mrs. Jimenez told Prayer & Pasta. “California can’t win in the tax credit game unless there is greater visibility and a stronger voice from actors, writers, producers, directors and behind the scene production workers in the industry. Even if California extends the current tax credits, our state is still woefully noncompetitive.”

Father Willy Raymond said the presentation shed light on a situation most people in California don’t know about.