When I saw the print ad for the Golden Compass, I was surprised to see a positive pull quote from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. An official voice of the Catholic Church gave the movie the thumbs up, that was a blow to the movie’s boycott movement. Now it seems the Conference is not standing by it’s own review. According to Catholic News Service, the Conference pulled the review, and some are calling for the firing of the unnamed critics who wrote it. This political infighting was nothing new for the church. The revelation for me was finding the fairly lengthy film review page on the Conference website. It’s actually a decent reference, but does tend to focus on what is wrong or inappropriate in movies. The Legion of Decency would be proud.
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