The Vatican declared last week, in its daily publication L'Osservatore Romano, that Simpsons characters Bart and Homer are Catholic.
"Few people know it, and he does everything he can to hide it, but it is true: Homer J Simpson is a Catholic," insists L'Osservatore Romano.With their bleak luck in recruiting new members to their congregation, are they turning to animated characters now? Who's next – is Cartman from South Park a Presbyterian? Peter from Family Guy a Lutheran? Bigger question - is the Pope getting high at night watching cartoons with fellow priests?
It quoted an analysis by a Jesuit priest, Father Francesco Occhetta, of a 2005 episode of The Simpsons, The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star, which revolved around Catholicism and was aired a few weeks after the death of Pope John Paul II.”
Maybe they should have called the producers of the Simpsons, instead of relying on their divine revelations.
The producers of The Simpsons have contradicted the Pope's official newspaper by declaring that the animated family are not Catholic.D'Oh!