"Criticism, not censorship " ought to be printed close to the title of the new film monthly, Catholic Film News, which the Catholic Film Society sponsors at 2d. a time, first issue November, And even before Criticism 1 would put Appreciation. Catholics have gotten for themselves a wrong reputation for despising the cinema and for believing it to be intrinsically wrong. To dispel this idea (and it exists both inside as well as outside the Church) Catholic Film News will be invaluable. The keynote of its first issue, anyway, is wholehearted appreciation of the good in the public cinema and encouragement for the amateur Catholic cinema.
To quote its editor's exposition of policy .
" Let us not remain expert wringers of the hands, bewailing far and wide, the preachers of a thousand don'ts,' signposts instead of A.A. Scouts, for it is one thing to be shown the direction. but quite another and more helpful to be told the road by one who has explored it.
The contents of Catholic. Film News are fairly evenly divided between (a) reviews and articles, authoritative and reliable, on the public cinema's past month's new films and coming month's releases, and (b) reviews, articles and practical information