Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Applause for the USCCB!!

Without further ado:

Today the U.S. bishops withdrew the review of the film, "The Golden Compass," which opened in theaters in the United States Dec. 7. The review was written by Harry Forbes and John Mulderig, the director and staff reviewer respectively of the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The review was released and posted on the CNS Web site Nov. 29. The USCCB gave no reason for withdrawing the review.

Some quack-reviewer named Forbes reviewed this loser-flick positively.

And I think I know who axed the review from the website...

Congrats, Mgr.!!!


diana said...

Well, who was it!? !!!

I feel that a million prayers were answered that the movie stank.

Dad29 said...

The Monsignor in question is a Milwaukee-native priest. His assignment prior to USCCB was as a diplomat from the Vatican to the UN.

Good guy!

Leticia said...

In response to the controversy surrounding the USCCB's withdrawn review of "The Golden Compass", as well as Harry Forbe's review of "Brokeback Mountain", five Catholic bloggers have created a group blog called, "Catholic Media Review" . CMR which attempts to create a reliable site for those who wish to evaluate various forms of media in the light of the Magesterial teaching of the Church, and with special regard for parent's needs to protect the innocence of their children.
Two of these bloggers, Happy Catholic, and Causa Nostrae Laetitiae were mentioned by the National Catholic Register last February as sources of Catholic film criticism. I write reviews for Mercatornet, and have had my reviews posted online at Reuters, USA TODAY, and various TV news sites.
I hope you find Catholic Media Review a useful site.