Wednesday, October 20, 2010


(From today's segment of Gloria.TV News.)

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, is evidently determined to shed its reputation as a solid and sensible paper - the website Catholic Culture has declared. The paper has praised the American animated television series The Simpsons as among the few TV programs for children in which Christian faith, religion, and questions about God are recurrent themes. The secular media treated the L’Osservatore Romano article with humor and sarcasm. A typical piece in the Daily Telegraph carried the subhead: He is an idle pea-brained glutton with a permanent craving for doughnuts and Duff beer, but Homer Simpson has been declared a true Catholic by the Vatican's official newspaper.



Left-footer said...

Could it be that the new editor is none other than Homer Simpson?

Gail F said...

It could be true. Homer and Bart did at least attempt to convert in one episode, because the Catholics get to drink wine at church. Marge was quite upset. I don't remember whether they did actually convert, but I do remember a part where Marge imagines herself playing croquet in the clouds at Episcopal Heaven, while Bart and Homer are playing limbo with Jesus and having a beer party in Catholic Heaven.