The Hierarchy Doesn’t Understand Shia LaBeouf’s Conversion, by Emily Finley

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By Emily Finley, Crisis Magazine, Sept. 13, 2022

Emily Finley is the author of The Ideology of Democratism (Oxford University Press, 2022). She holds a PhD in Politics from The Catholic University of America.

Last I checked, Bishop Barron’s interview with Shia LaBeouf had almost 1.5 million views on YouTube and thousands of comments. I was impressed to see how many people in the comments mention their being profoundly inspired by LaBeouf. One was encouraged enough by his testimony to “pray the rosary for the first time since elementary school,” and many others say that they are returning to Mass after long being absent, some even mention wanting to attend the Latin Mass (and one of these a Protestant!). Let us hope that LaBeouf’s impact will be a lasting one for a Church in need. …

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