Harry Potter expert criticizes Vatican newspaper’s glowing review of Deathly Hallows 2
Gloria.TV – News Briefs     19/07/2011 07:25

18 Jul 2011

VATICAN CITY “The positive review of the latest Harry Potter film in L’Osservatore Romano is symptomatic of serious problems in the condition of many modern Catholics,” Michael D. O’Brien, author of “Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture,” told LifeSiteNews last week.

The L’Osservatore Romano review, said O’Brien, begs the questions “Who is behind the editorial policies at the Vatican’s newspaper? Why would they posit as good a tale about a violent, morally confused sorcerer as a Christ-figure? Why, moreover, have they simply ignored Pope Benedict’s critical insight into the Potter series?”

In two letters first translated and published online by LifeSiteNews.com, Cardinal Ratzinger wrote to a German writer of a book critically analyzing the Potter series. “It is good, that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly,” he wrote.

O’Brien warns, “As charming as Harry may be (and in the films he is much more charming due to the persona of the actor who plays the role), he is a type or metaphor of Antichrist, mutating Christian symbols and then absorbing them into a more dangerous worldview — moral relativism saturated in the symbology of evil and various manifestations of the occult.”
Irapuato         19/07/2011 07:53
Take a look at this: Beaker Now I really have to go!
Holy Cannoli         19/07/2011 07:52
It's a Sicilian thing.
Irapuato         19/07/2011 07:50
The Mafia????
Holy Cannoli         19/07/2011 07:48
Me neither. I mostly like comedies, mafia stuff and Bond movies.
Irapuato         19/07/2011 07:44
Holy Cannoli         19/07/2011 07:41
Are you a Potter fan, Ira?
Irapuato         19/07/2011 07:38
Well, here we go again...more "inhouse" debating, I'm sure
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