Sunday, August 5, 2007

Seminarians & their NFP vs. Contraception YouTube Videos

These are great. From their YouTube description on the first video clip:

Short commercial comparing NFP and Contraception directed, written, acted, and edited by Catholic seminarians at the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. We actually shot this on the 39th anniversary of Humanae Vitae without knowing it! That's Providence!

Here is the first YouTube video, with links to the followups. These guys are good. According to CNA, the actors are seminarians out of the Diocese of Lansing. I hope I have this straight now. I understand, based on the comment in the combox that the writer/director is out of the diocese of Saginaw.

NFP vs Contraception II
NFP vs. Contraception III

From CNA:

Seminarians bring Church’s teaching on contraception, sexuality toYouTube

Saginaw, Aug 2, 2007 / 09:59 am (CNA).- A group of seminarians has joined the YouTube phenomenon and posted three one-minute videos on the Church’s teachings about contraception.

The videos, entitled "NFP vs. Contraception", are a take on the popular Mac-PC commercials.

The three videos have already had nearly 9,000 views combined. According to
Nielson/NetRatings, the website has nearly 20 million visitors per month, with the dominant age group being 12 to 17 year-olds.

The actors are seminarians for the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, Dan Kogut and Jeremy Meuser.

Kogut, who mimics the cool Mac personality in the popular commercials, plays the part of “NFP” and represents the Catholic position on sex, sexuality and natural family planning. Meuser impersonates the PC personality as “Contraception”. Eddie Dwyer, a seminarian for the Diocese of Saginaw, wrote the three skits.

The seminarians decided to make the videos while at the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska, this summer.

“Eddie definitely had evangelization in mind with the skits, but we also just thought
it would be fun to do and that people might get a kick out of it,” Kogut told CNA.

The seminarians’ videos join hundreds of other pro-life videos are posted on YouTube.

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