Flirty Fishing? Print
Written by Sherry   
Saturday, 12 September 2009 04:58

Here's a novel approach to evangelization, Korean style (H/T Peter Kim at Totus Tuus)

<?? ???> reported that a book of Catholic Catechism has been so popular among Korean soldiers for years. <??? ? ???>, the Catholic Catechism for Korean military services was published by the military ordinariate of Korea. The book got so much attention from Korean soldiers because of the picture on the cover. The prayerful person wearing the veil in the picture is Tae-Hee Kim, one of the top actresses in Korea. The news reported that even Protestants and Buddhists go to Catholic Church on the day when the books are distributed.

Korean soldiers live in a very much restricted environment and religious services are usually allowed only in the Sunday morning. During 26 months of military services, religious services on Sundays are the almost only chance to get out of military camps other than official vacation. Their motive was silly but the military ordiniariate has succeeded in fishing a lot of soldiers into Catholicism.