endorses "The Blues Brothers"
"Catholic classic" and "recommended viewing for Catholics"
No, I didn't make it up.
When Jake and Elwood claimed they were
on a mission from God, the Catholic Church apparently took them at their
"L'Osservatore Romano," the Vatican's official
newspaper, called the film a "Catholic classic" and said it should be
recommended viewing for Catholics everywhere.
The film is based on a skit from "Saturday Night
Live." In the story, Jake and Elwood -- played by John Belushi and
Dan Aykroyd, embark on an unlikely road trip
featuring concerts, car chases, clashes with the police and neo-Nazi groups,
and attempts at revenge from a spurned lover,
all, ostensibly, to raise money for the church-run orphanage where they
But aside from a brief appearance from Kathleen
Freeman as a wrist-slapping nun referred to as "The Penguin"
and the brothers' periodic claim that they were
on a mission from God, spirituality does not play a significant role in
I would've figured the Pope more for an Animal
Wait, what was I thinking?
There are scenes with teen boys having sex with
teen girls, so nothing there for this Pope.
There are no sex scenes with kids in Blues
Brothers,so why does this Pope like it?
I know it's not fair, but neither is running a
worldwide organization which, apparently,
exists primarily to promote the systematic, ongoing
and never-ending raping of little boys.
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