The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary show is on tonight. Although I think the show has declined in the last few years, it can still manage to be funny, although almost always in questionable taste. Among the guests appearing tonight will be Bill Donohue of the Catholic League which has taken the show to task in the past. L’Osservatore Romano published a positive piece on the Simpsons last December; a rough google translation is here. In regard to the Catholic Church, the references to it on the show have ranged from benign to gutter anti-Catholic. Here is one of the benign references.
Donald R. McClarey
Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.