WHAT DID SOME OF THE SAINTS THINK ABOUT THE TELEVISION?
In the past I have told my daughter who is 27 years old, still lives at home and is preparing for marriage in July, that watching Vampire Diaries I believe opens portals to the demonic. The satan will already try to disturb her peace as she and her fiance prepare for this beautiful Sacrament. I believe you will agree with me that its not good to watch.
Can you give me your opinion on this matter please so that I can let her know that its just not mom "being mom" as I care for her soul. Any references to a book and of course Holy Scripture would be great to pass on to her.?? Thank you so much for being there for all of us in God's earth.
1. *St Padre Pio was disturbed and disgusted by the television. He realized it would destroy family life and told everyone not to buy one. Regarding cinema or “sin” ema he always gave the same answer: “The devil is in it.” Could it be that a man which the world recognized as extremely holy, who heard countless souls in confession and would tell them sins omitted, could also have correct discernment about television? (“I See Far” p.61).
2. *American St Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) had a vision she could not understand in the middle 1800’s: “Every American would have a black box in their home and the devil would enter.” This one statement by a modern saints (canonized by Venerable Paul VI in 1975) should strike you heart like lightning. Go to any outlet store and look whether this American saint was wrong about the devil entering the home through it (Ibid).
Television was invented in 1928, almost 100 years before she made this prophetic statement which I am sure she did not fully understand.
3. *“We must watch over our mind, our hearts, and our senses, for these are the gates by which the devil enters in.” — St. John Vianney
4. Matthew 6:22-23 [RSV] says, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! !" The point of this passage is that much of our lifestyle is determined by how we use our eyes -- what we choose to look at.