Is The Blues Brothers, which turns 30 tomorrow, a Catholic movie?
L’Osservatore Romano thinks so – and has devoted a whole page in tomorrow’s edition, plus an editorial from its editor, Professor Gian Maria Vian, to explain why.
It’s the newspaper’s latest foray into pop culture which, like its articles on the Beatles, Michael Jackson and others, will be welcomed by some as a refreshing innovation but leave others bemused and not a little irritated. “Vatican Gives Thumbs Up to The Blues Brothers” is the likely headline if some secular papers choose to run the story tomorrow.
So what does Vian say? He does actually seem to make some valid points, though I don’t know the film well so...READ MORE