|Basilica of the Sacred Heart, ND|
The ad is very effective in my view. Our goal of heaven is mentioned, and following God's will is stressed. It mentions the sacraments and what a sacrament is- outward signs instituted by Jesus Christ to convey grace- as well as showing them. There is a man outside a confessional, and the priest is shown elevating the Sacred Host. The tone is appropriate too, considering its purpose. Also, the ad features those things that make us Catholic, and draw both 'reverts' and converts: the ritual of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The priest can be seen incensing the altar with a very beautiful thurible covered in clouds of smoke, and the missal looks plucked from a monastery not a printing house. The priest is shown during Mass with the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. The chapel is lovely. It's nice that Catholics Come Home got ad space on ESPN, because it will reach a lot of people. I saw it today, and was awe-struck by it. I'm already a Catholic participating in the life of the Church. I hope it can have that effect on others.
Enough of my talk. Watch it. Swim the Tiber, and come aboard the unsinkable Barque of Peter.