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Vatican hates ‘Avatar’ so much it pretends to forget it’s pro-environmentalism

Item: Vatican Radio has trashed Avatar for its “wink towards the pseudo-doctrines which have made ecology the religion of the millennium” (via the Telegraph). Item: L’Osservatore, the Vatican newspaper, complains that Avatar “gets bogged down by a spiritualism linked to the worship of nature” (via the Associated Press). This is funny because: In 2008, the … more…

question of the day: What can the Vatican hope to accomplish with a boycott of ‘Angels and Demons’?

Rumor has it the Vatican may be planning to announce a Catholic boycott of the upcoming film Angels and Demons, opening worldwide in May: Avvenire, the Vatican’s official newspaper, ran a story in Friday’s edition noting that the church “cannot approve” of such a problematic film. The Turin daily La Stampa, meanwhile, said the Vatican … more…