Should We Be Playing Violent Video Games? A Catholic Response
As Catholics, the gaming world can be difficult to navigate. There is no genre for “Catholic Video Games,” which means we’re left to figure out on our own what games we want to support and purchase. Some aspects of video games might seem incompatible with our beliefs and practice of the Catholic faith. Take the issue of violence in video games, for example. Jesus told us to turn the other cheek, and the Church has a strong stance on cultivating peace and charity toward all, avoiding violence whenever possible. But violence in video games isn’t exactly the same thing as violence in real life, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church unfortunately makes no mention of video games. So, what might a Catholic response to violence in video games look like?
PublisherPauline Center for Media Studies
AudienceParents, Young Adults, Teens