Seems that the Reverend Giacomo Capoverdi doesn’t like the use of the word “magisterium” to represent the evil in the movie The Golden Compass. Thus far critics have panned the movie and I believe they’re actually correct. But this letter from the good Reverend appeared in the Providence Journal today.
Giacomo Capoverdi: Another anti-Catholic film
01:00 AM EST on Sunday, December 9, 2007
Surprise, surprise! Hollywood has done it again. An anti-God, anti-Catholic film is about to hit the big screen just in time for one of the most sacred holy days for Christians, the celebration of the birth of Christ.
The movie, The Golden Compass, directed by Chris Weitz and released by New Line Cinema, has hit theaters. The film is based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials. In this film the good guys are witches and the bad guys are an evil group of people in power, called The Magisterium. There is no other definition for the word Magisterium than the teaching authority and hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.
I would argue that if a script for a movie were presented to Hollywood that had as its villains an evil ruling class called The Homosexuals or The Feminists it would be branded homophobic, a hate crime or sexist, and never see the light of day. Yet, when Catholics are targeted and maliciously portrayed, Hollywood applauds and calls it artistic, enlightening and inspiring. What’s wrong with this picture?
The Rev. GIACOMO CAPOVERDI
Who is targeting Catholics? I love how he had to drag homosexuals and feminists into his argument as counterpoints. The funny thing is I seem to remember seeing this exact same letter in other newspapers.
I wonder, do the priests in the Catholic church have something better to do? Look at Rev. John Codega. He’s the guy that got up at the Marriage Equality hearing last year and stated that marriage must be protected. When pressed to explain what it needed to be protected from Codega couldn’t expand on his argument.
So Capoverdi is pulling the same thing. Just repeat the same thing over and over again until it becomes the truth. Hmm, is that how Christianity got started?