The recently televised Grammy Awards were nothing less than pornographic. Our culture has been heading more and more in this direction, but these performances brought us to a new low. I was disappointed, though not shocked, by the television network that aired the show and by the seemingly reputable companies that sponsored it. But I was shocked by the silence by the Church. It seems that we now have no moral leadership in this area.
Cardinal Dolan has been outspoken and effective on several issues, most recently on the true meaning of freedom. And our U.S. bishops explained in detail why it was permissible to take the Covid-19 vaccine, but made clear their opposition to using cell lines from aborted fetuses. However, an obscene TV program was met with silence.