Serpent Media


Herman woke up from a really bad dream. In his dream, he could see the snake in the Garden with Eve. The snake was introducing himself as the Garden News Network (GNN). According to the snake, his job was to provide all the news and commentary for everyone in the Garden.

The snake told Eve that he was “social” too, and God trusted him so much that He gave complete control of the media to him.


The Bible gives an account of how the Fall of mankind happened (Gen 3:1-24). The serpent was a leading character in that story. He twisted the truth, and he lied about nearly everything. Of course, that’s something media outlets should never do. Truth is basic “Journalism 101.”

The Bible goes on to say in the New Testament that Satan is a liar and a deceiver (John 8:44). He’s the father of all lies. The Evil One cannot be trusted with anything — least of all, the truth.


As Herman lay awake in the darkness thinking about his dream, it occurred to him that the world would be in really deep trouble if Satan ever got control of the media. Blessed Fr. James Alberione warned of bad media over 100 years ago and stressed the need for good media in the world today.

Fortunately, the world has Catholic media. The Catholic Media Association (CMA) here in the United States is very active, having media outlets in practically every diocese in the land. And of course, we are blessed to have larger outlets like EWTN, Catholic radio, Catholic TV, and many terrific publishing apostolates that give us great books, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and other forms of media.

To the extent that Catholics are willing to turn to these outlets in times of darkness, they need never fear whether they are hearing the truth or not. The Bible says that the Church is the foundation and pillar of truth (1 Tim 3:15). That’s still true today.


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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