Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Oh geez

Article in L'Osservatore Romano critical of Harry Potter.

I just skimmed over it -- or rather what this news report said it said. I couldn't disagree more. Let's get over this obsession with Harry Potter, shall we?

4 comments:

Mac said...

Does someone in the Vatican have too much time on his hands? You'd think if they want to revive the Bonfire of the Vanities they'd choose something a little more subversive than Harry Potter.

Gashwin said...

Luckily there's enough pro-Potter Catholic voices out there too. Just because it appears in L'Osservatore doesn't make it either Vatican policy, and certainly not doctrine. :) And, despite the newswire's attempts, I don't think evil Papa Rottweiler is behind this move. It's not even a move, it's an opinion.

The Perpetual Malcontent said...

from
Jimmy Akin's blog:

In actuality, what L’Osservatore Romano published was a debate between pro-Potter and anti-Potter writers, which conveys an entirely different impression about the newspaper’s (and the Vatican’s) position.

Gashwin said...

Thanks. I figured there was some distortion in the report. Haven't really had the time to do the research into it. Nor am I surprised that "x" morphs into a totally divergent "y" in a secular news report involving the Vatican.