Thursday, May 04, 2006
Vatican Urges Catholics To Boycott "Da Vinci Code"
Oops, does that mean I should stop reading the books? The call for Catholics to avoid the movie was made by Archbishop Angelo Amato in the Office of the Grand Inquisitor. Yeah, yeah, they've changed the name of the office to teh Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. But you know they wish they could have kept the cooler, more forbidding name, just like they wish they could ban movies outright for the faithful rather than "requesting" people not to see it. Meanwhile, Catholic bishops in Germany are desperately trying to stop its local MTV channel from airing "Popetown," an animated series commissioned by the BBC in 2002 that never aired.