BOSTON, February 10, 2004 ( – Speaking to 1,300 teens gathered at a youth rally Saturday, Boston Archbishop Sean O’Malley warned against the corrupt influence the “glass idol” of television can have in peoples lives.  “The great spiritual sicknesses of our age and our culture come in great part from the extreme individualism and materialism of our age. Television is the pulpit of those influences,” he said.  He cautioned the youth particularly about a popular music video station “MTV” which he said packages negative trends “in an attractive way” adding, “but it’s poisonous.” Archbishop O’Malley also warned the young people to “be aware that there are people out there who want to brainwash you. Don’t let yourself be brainwashed.”  See local coverage of the event: