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Author claims L'Osservatore praise for Simpsons was misinterpreted

Catholic World News - October 21, 2010

The author of a much-discussed article in the Vatican newspaper about The Simpsons has complained that his words have been misinterpreted.

Father Francesco Occhetta, who wrote in L’Osservatore Romano that the television show should be commended for raising serious issues about faith, denied reports that he had classified the Simpson characters as good Catholics. “I wouldn’t say that at all,” he said; “I would say they’re people of faith.”

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Oct. 21, 2010 7:15 PM ET USA

    Fr Occhetta is still giving the show too much credit, and it's still not appropriate for children, despite being animated.

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