Mansfield Fox

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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Did You See That?

Anyone else catch the episode of the Simpsons on just now? (Bart and Homer almost convert to Catholicism.) Most amusing, and a shockingly sympathetic portrayal of the Church and of Catholic priests. The reverend in the episode (voiced by Liam Neeson) wasn't a creepy molester, or a repressed sadist, or a hypocrite, or chafing, Thornbirds-style, at celibacy. He was just a normal guy, happy in his vocation and manly. Also treated not-too-disrespectfully: natural family planning and Transubstantiation. Other good things: saints-lives comic books and "Catholic Heaven" (Irish guys fighting and pinatas, as opposed to "Protestant Heaven", which features pastel sweaters and croquet).

Anyway, I'm curious if any of the various converts out there in St Blogs saw it, and if it comported at all with their own conversion experience.