Bishop Antonio Angel Algora Hernando of Ciudad Real in Spain praised the Children's Missionary Outreach last week saying that their focus on solidarity and an encounter with Christ “does our children much more good” than the message proposed by television.
According to the Spanish daily, “La Razon,” the bishop made his comments in a pastoral letter saying that the “sentiments that spring forth in our children” who participate in the Children’s Missionary Outreach “are distinct from the examples given on television which are rooted in selfishness, violence and hatred.”
“They have no right to manipulate our children with high-quality sitcoms that hook parents and kids, teaching them the worst sentiments: anger, vengeance, or premature love,” the bishop said.
For this reason, the bishop expressed his hope that many children would participate in the Children’s Missionary Outreach that was held on January 24. A special collection was also taken up to help children in poor countries, thus giving Spanish children the chance to cheerfully share with others.