logo

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Harry Potter Okayed By Vatican #138531
02/05/03 01:29 AM
02/05/03 01:29 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Antwerp,Belgium
The Boss Offline OP
Newbie
The Boss  Offline OP
Newbie
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Antwerp,Belgium
Harry Potter Not a Problem, Says Church Figure

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 3, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Harry Potter has them talking -- even at the Vatican.

The name of the fictional wizardly apprentice came up today during a press conference on the document "Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life: A Christian Reflection on the 'New Age.'"

Father Peter Fleetwood of the secretariat of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) answered a reporter's questions, saying that for a Catholic, "Harry Potter does not represent a problem."

The English priest, a former member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said that "in each one's childhood there have been fairy godmothers, magicians, angels and witches, which are not bad things but a help for children to understand the conflict between good and evil."

According to Father Fleetwood, J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, "is a Christian, perhaps not in the sense that every bishop would like, but she lives like a Christian and writes as such."

It was the first time that Harry Potter educed a public statement in the framework of the Vatican Press Office.

Those at the press conference included Cardinal Paul Poupard and Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, presidents of the pontifical council for culture and for interreligious dialogue, respectively.
ZE03020304

Re: Harry Potter Okayed By Vatican #138532
02/06/03 02:13 AM
02/06/03 02:13 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 963
Lisa_Shea Offline
Parakeet
Lisa_Shea  Offline
Parakeet
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 963
Very interesting!

That was sort of my thought - it's a book that teaches kids to stand up for what they feel is right against things that are pretty obviously bad. That should be a good lesson for anyone to learn ...


Lisa, Birding Enthusiast
Re: Harry Potter Okayed By Vatican #138533
02/06/03 01:36 PM
02/06/03 01:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 157
WZATCHR Offline
Jellyfish
WZATCHR  Offline
Jellyfish
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 157
This is good news. I always liked the little proverbs we'd get in the books. It's more courageous to stand up to your friends when they're doing something you think is wrong.

Re: Harry Potter Okayed By Vatican [Re: The Boss] #924999
12/08/17 05:15 PM
12/08/17 05:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,487
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada
N
Nancy Roussy Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Nancy Roussy  Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
N
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,487
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada
Of course this had to be dealt with, it's not like famine, illnesses and things like that are important. Religions are so stupid!


Brand New Posts
Who let the dogs out? *revised*
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
11/15/18 04:25 PM
Happy Birthday, William Herschel
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
11/15/18 10:14 AM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
11/15/18 10:12 AM
Lagoon Nebula (M8) *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
11/15/18 09:40 AM
Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipe
by Katherine - Natural Living. Natural Living
11/15/18 01:00 AM
Tips for Sewing Fabric Selvedges
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor. Sewing
11/14/18 08:47 PM
Adobe Portfolio - Navigation & Footer
by Digital Art and Animation. Digital Art and Design
11/14/18 05:48 AM
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 *new*
by Francine - German Culture. Astronomy
11/14/18 04:30 AM
Wool Aid
by Korie - Folklore//Knitting/Yoga Editor. Knitting
11/13/18 10:37 PM
BKS Iyengar
by Korie - Folklore//Knitting/Yoga Editor. Yoga
11/13/18 10:34 PM
Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1