Showing posts with label Osservatore Romano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Osservatore Romano. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Praise for the Enemy: Ossevatore Romano Heaps Praise on Anti-CatholicNewspaper

Edit: some  things that don't make the coverage on this issue: 
1. The sexual proclivities of the offenders. The overwhelming majority of offenders are everybody's current favorite victim class.
2. The political and religious inclination of the offenders. (Most are not orthodox to begin with.) 
3. Media pets in the hierarchy are actually protected or their complicity in sexual abuse is ignored or downplayed: see Pope Francis' record in Buenos Aires, it's not pretty, or Cardinal Mahony's handling of sexual abuse, which did lead to his resignation at 75, but he by no means gets the same lurid coverage that the Boston  Globe is unjustly praised for attacking the bumbling but mostly Pro-Life Cardinal Law.
4. The Boston Globe has been an anti-Catholic and anti-Irish paper from the beginning, no surprise that it's following the lead of similarly leftist papers like La Stampa  (which has its own hit-man in Andrea Tornielliby spawning Crux with its own Old Liberal ecclesiastical perspective.

Old Liberals love the abuse crisis, because it allows them to settle scores with orthodox or neoconservative clergy by employing the weapons of popular opinion, which as we've seen with this pope especially, are very important in the way he governs his Church.
What's especially sickening is to see such uncritical and cowardly praise for Boston Globe which has confused and muddled the situation more than anything else, leading to the public perception that sexual abuse is first and foremost, a Catholic problem when all too many of the perpetrators, even where they wear cassocks, are no more Catholic than the evil and luxurious Cardinal Marx.
[Guardian] The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has praised the 2016 best picture Oscar winner Spotlight for its convincing attempt to show abuse and cover-ups in the Catholic church. 
The newspaper published a front-page editorial on Monday hailing Tom McCarthy’s film and calling it “not anti-Catholic”. The editorial said Spotlight, which centres on the work of a group of Boston Globe reporters to uncover abuse by Roman Catholic priests, faithfully presented the church’s attempts to defend itself in the face of “horrendous realities”.
“Not all monsters wear cassocks. Paedophilia [Most of them, however, are aberrosexuals, others are from Hollywood itself and quite a few wear yarmulkes.] does not necessarily arise from the vow of chastity,” wrote the editorial’s author, Lucetta Scaraffia. “However, it has become clear that in the Church some are more preoccupied with the image of the institution than of the seriousness of the act.”
Now This:
How would Osservatore Romano be counted upon to know an anti-Catholic film when it itself is demonstrably anti-Catholic? How much does Hollywood pay them to promote their films?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1924 Film Version of >>Quo Vadis<< Discovered in Vatican Archive

In the Vatican film archive a copy of an early filming of the novel >>Quo Vadis<<  by Henry Sienkiewicz was discovered.

Vatican City (  IN the Vatican film archive a copy of an earlier film treatment of a novel by >>Quo Vadis<< by Henry Sienkiewicz has been discovered.   It is a German-Italian production by Gabriellino D'Annunzio and Georg Jacoby from 1924, as it was reported by the Vatican newspaper "Osservatore Romano" on Tuesday.  The silent film was not cataloged all this time.  It is was stored with other highly flammable celluloid films in low temperatures, now the rare find must be transferred to safer material, it read.

The discovered film also included, said the paper, a remake of  Enrico Guazzonis' monumental film from 1912.  The most famous adaption of the love story of a Roman general for a Christian is the US-American production of 1951 with Peter Ustinov as Kaiser Nero.  The Vatican film archive was established by Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) to collect and preserve films of church life and cultural significance.  The collection contains more than 7,000 films.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pope Does Not "Ok" Condoms: Media is Mother of Lies

Accuracy from NPR or the National News Media, you ask?  Should we be surprised when they tell the big lie?  We'll leave that for your own speculation and wonderment.  At least one journalist, formerly from L'Osservatore Romano has her head screwed on straight.

So, to clarify, he’s not endorsing condoms. He’s saying that it could be the first step of a particular individual to realize that their action is wrong. His example of a male prostitute is very particular. The Church doesn’t believe that male prostitution is a good thing; so it’s not going to endorse anything that would facilitate the behavior even if it’s ostensibly with the good intention of protecting one’s self or another. That good intention doesn’t change the nature of the behavior itself.
Read entire article, here...

This is really a continuation of the media blitz against him outlined and described in Vaticanists' Tornielli and Rodari, "Attack on Ratzinger".

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why is Vatican paper reviewing Avatar, the Simpsons?

Why is Vatican paper reviewing Avatar, the Simpsons?

Osservatore Romano's review was a little strident and petulant, but we expect that from OR, but it was right on for a change. Avatar really is a pantheistic, goofy Gnostic film that cobbles together anarchic influences from film and literature with an eye to ecology and social "justice" like the Mission, Emerald Forest, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars and a few other films we can't think of right now.

The unfortunate thing about this from our point of view is that the one dimension that could have made this film a far deeper one were almost entirely left out. In CS Lewis'science fiction series, That Hideous Strength, creatures rather like those of the planet Pandora are threatened by diabolical forces from Earth who hope to subjugate their world for the sake of scientific imperialism.

The worst thing about this film, in our opinion, will be the large number of people who will swallow it whole and internalize its erroneous lessons sight unseen; that is to say, unconsciously. Dealing with people like that, ruled by emotions and failing to appreciate the delicate power relationships between peoples and elites will no-doubt provide more fodder for further class warfare and the homogenalization of human excellence.

Thank you, Hollyweird.

Of course, most of the reviewers of the review want to talk about how the Vatican wants to spiff up its periodicals image and make it more relevant. We think it's wise of them to be conversant in the popular culture, but why join your enemies and oppressors? Attack them in print we say!

Monday, December 28, 2009

L'Osservatore Romano Pays Tribute to the Beatles and Hippie Cult

In an ill-starred attempt to garner more popular appeal, L'Osservatore Romano pays tribute to the figures who were truly important to them when they were actually young.

The December 25 edition of L’Osservatore Romano paid tribute to two new books devoted to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Mark Hayward’s The Beatles: On Camera, Off Guard 1963-69 and The Rolling Stones: On Camera, Off Guard 1963-69 contain photographs-- most of them previously unpublished-- of the bands.

The L’Osservatore Romano column was written by Giuseppe Fiorentino and Gaetano Vallini, who earlier this year commemorated the fortieth anniversary of the hippie film Easy Rider.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hoax - Pope Condemns Halloween - Updated

Hoax - Pope Condemns Halloween - Updated

Wooo, a hoax. Catholic Key Blog says it's a hoax, but the general idea is still there about concerns with Halloween as legitimately voiced by the Spanish Bishop's conference out of concerns for a further invasion of spiritually debillitating American customs which need to be cauterized of their violent, occultic and materialist associations.

I thought the Spanish Bishop's Conference was sounding rather, well, protestantic, but if this "story" shows anything, it's the undependabillity of the Osservatore Romano.

Here's another article.