Vatican Still Not a Big Fan of Harry Potter

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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7 Responses

  1. Marilee J. Layman says:

    I'm not a big fan of the Vatican. Rick, that's from a blog, not a news report.

  2. Sal Loria says:

    Amazing. Harry Potter gets targeted for its religious implications while Spider-Man's deal with the devil gets bypassed.

  3. Rick Marshall says:

    Marilee, I guess I should have specified that the essays were discussed in a blog, and not the actual Washington Post. Nevertheless, the essays were legit and the WP's blogs generally fall under the same banner as the WP when it comes to facts and such. I actually read a bit of one of the translated versions of the essays, and even though I'm not a fan of Harry Potter in any sense, I know *crazy* when I read it… Wow. Interesting stuff.

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      Actually, the WashPost and are two separate corporations, just like Newsweek and Slate.. They make a big deal about this in the ombudsman's column when people complain about the online stuff. The online does mirror the paper, but they also have AP & Reuters reports plus a lot of extras, including the even has two home pages — if your zip shows your're from the DC area, you get the Washington page. If it's elsewhere, you get the World/Global homepage. You can swapat the very top of the page.

      • Alan Coil says:

        "Oh, that's a separate corporation, not us."Right.(Is there a font that shows letters with stuff dripping off them? Would be perfect for sarcastic posts like mine.)

      • Rick Marshall says:

        Wow. That is definitely news to me. Thanks for the catch, Marilee.

  4. Alan Coil says:

    I pay little attention to what the Vatican has to say, except to mock them. They portray themselves as beings of morality, yet the priest sex scandals were covered up and allowed to continue. IMO, they gave tacit approval for the priests to continue.