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The Vatican declares Homer Simpson and family Catholics
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The Vatican declares Homer Simpson and family Catholics


The Vatican declares Homer Simpson and family Catholics

Does Homer Simpson have a religion? Well, I guess we have seen him attend Sunday mass a few times, presided over by the good Reverend Lovejoy and his often tedious sermons. But does that actually qualify Homer as a Catholic? According to the Vatican, yes! Luca Possati is a writer for the Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, and in this Sunday’s issue, Possati’s article declared Homer is definitively Catholic, saying “Few know it, and he does all he can to hide it. But it is true.” I wonder if Flanders knows this…?

Specific moments are referenced in the article about the Simpsons 20+ year history on Fox, including the episode “The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star,” in which Homer and Bart decide specifically not to convert to Catholicism. Possati feels Homer’s “cathartic D’oh!,” but the Rev. Francesco Occhetta praises that episode in Civilita Cattolica, an Italian Jesuit magazine, despite Homer’s decision.

Homer Simpson Catholic

So what other clues can anyone base the family’s morality on? Occasional grace before meals? A belief in heaven? Sure, he spends a good amount of time trying to eat as many donuts as possible, but… is he generally a nice guy? The article concludes “The moral message? None. But a world without easy illusions is a more humane and perhaps more Christian world.”

That’s their take on the Matt Groening toon. What do you think?


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