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Vatican: Homer J. Simpson is Catholic
The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano has published an article praising Matt Groening’s irreverent comedy The Simpsons and citing a magazine article by a Jesuit priest who maintains that Homer and Bart are Catholics.
”The Simpsons are one of the few TV programmes for children left in which Christian faith, religion and questions about God are recurring themese,” said Occhetta.
”The family say a prayer before their meals and, in their way, believe in the afterlife”.
In his paper, Occhetta focuses on a 2005 episode in which Bart enrols at a Catholic school after being expelled from Springfield Elementary, which leads to Homer converting to Catholicism.
H/T: Comics Riff