Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, was trying to do a solid by tweeting lyrics from the Lou Reed song “Perfect Day,” as a tribute to the late singer who passed away this weekend. You can see how it would be easy to mistake the lyrics for a simple love song:
Oh, it’s such a perfect day/I’m glad I spent it with you/Oh, such a perfect day/You just keep me hanging on.
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Ebert and Roeper can shove over, because the newest film reviewer, the Vatican, is now voicing their opinion on the latest flicks. Via their official newsletter, L’Osservatore, the Vatican has given “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” two thumbs up. The holy Romans really loved how the adapted film showed that good deserves to triumph over evil and how it portrayed the “correct balance” of adolescent love. So if you were teetering on whether to head to theaters this weekend, now you know that the Catholic Church has totally got your back. [Mirror] Keep reading »
Nuns across America are not very happy with the Vatican. And since nobody likes an unhappy nun, this story is troublesome for me to report. It seems that nuns have been branching out into the community, not wearing their religious garb, choosing to live independently and are joining new professions like political advocacy and academia. In response to this trend, Cardinal Franc Rode, who oversees all religious orders, launched two investigations of nuns across the United States. He doesn’t like how they’ve “opted for ways to take them outside” the church. Keep reading »
Anne Hathaway, so polite, so proper. She’s never so much as flashed a nipple or blinged a crunk cup. The girl is squeaky clean. But beneath her well-mannered exterior beats the heart of a secret spy. In a case of life imitating art, but better, Agent 99 is sleuthing her own life story and snitching too. Anne just played her dapper long-term boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, for a fool. After years of loving him, she realized he was a dirty thief. He stole money from her charity and had plans to rob the Vatican, posing as the Pope’s CFO! Whoa. But this classic case of good girl going for bad boy ends well, thanks to some FBI involvement. She bravely turned him into the feds, but saved face and stayed with him while they investigated his schemes. Damn, she can act! It’s hard enough to survive an awful public break-up, but who knew behind the scenes little Annie Hathaway could take a bite outta crime? [Dlisted]
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