Down to the Wire: Just $7,178 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New Zealand: ad council approves image of Pope blessing homosexual couple

Catholic World News - January 09, 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority of New Zealand has rejected a complaint against a billboard that features an image of the Pope blessing a same-sex couple.

The Authority acknowledged that some Catholics would be offended by the ad, which was obviously designed to challenge the Church’s teaching on marriage. But the Authority decided that the ad was within the bounds of taste.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($57,547 to go):
$150,000.00 $92,453.13
38% 62%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: stpetric - Jan. 09, 2013 6:59 PM ET USA

    I don't know...*I'm* offended. And insulted by the company's CEO when he says, "Obviously it's not our intent to offend people." Of course it's their intent to offend people; why be so provocative otherwise? And yes, I realize that on some level I'm playing into their cynical strategy by taking their bait.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy 2 hours ago
Getting Marriage Right 23 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25