"The Simpsons" just got a blessing from the Vatican.
The official Vatican newspaper has declared that beer-swilling, doughnut-loving Homer Simpson and son Bart are Catholics -- and what's more, it says that parents should not be afraid to let their children watch "the adventures of the little guys in yellow."
"Few people know it, and he does everything to hide it. But it's true: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic", the Osservatore Romano newspaper said in an article on Sunday headlined "Homer and Bart are Catholics."...
P.S. The article mentions that "The Simpsons" was the subject of a serious study by a Jesuit priest. Presumably then, this fellow was not in the same league as those who mastermind megalomaniacal Popish Plots imagined by certain SermonAudio posters.
The producer retorts that the Simpsons attend a "Presbylutheran" (presumably modernist) church. Now *that* is clever, & explains why the clueless Jesuit got confused, since there is little difference anymore.
For awhile now I thought that only bogus "Protestant" churches were good at making fools of themselves, & that the Vatican played a smarter game. But not this time. If they want an moronic cartoon character to be one of their own, they're welcome to him!
John Yurich USA wrote: I do not know where the Vatican got the idea that the cartoon character Homer Simpson is Catholic because on the Simpson's cartoon the Simpson's attend a Protestant Church and not a Catholic Church.
John Perhaps it is because the Simpsons are a caricature of people and society; - whereas the Roman Catholics are a caricature of Biblical religion.