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Friday, June 18, 2010

"We're on a mission from God!"

Blues Brothers 
If you recognize that line, you must be a fan of the 1980 movie "The Blues Brothers" starring John Belushi and Dan Akroyd.

I must confess that It is one of my guilty pleasures -- one of those movies I like to watch from time to time.  But now, as a good Catholic, I guess I do not have to confess it.  L'Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper, has hailed the film as a Catholic classic.

See Eric J. Lyman, Vatican endorses "The Blues Brothers," The Hollywood Reporter (June 16, 2010)

Posted by Thomas Baker on June 18, 2010 at 06:18 PM | Permalink


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It truly was a great movie. The Catholic Church does have a sense of humor. L'Osservatore Romano shows us that you can rib the Church as long as the theology or faith is properly represented.

Posted by: MarkV | Jun 19, 2010 5:14:51 PM

Also a "First Amendment Classic"?

By the way, how much property damage resulted from the car chase scenes?

With McDonald v. Chicago still pending, has the NRA endorsed this flick because of Carrie Fisher's gun-toting as a disgruntled bride left at the altar?

By the way, was Iraq II also a mission from God? But the Vatican did not endorse it.

Posted by: Shag from Brookline | Jun 19, 2010 6:31:32 AM

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