Vatican Paper Endorses Blues Brothers as Catholic Film

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What’s not to like, says the Catholic Church’s semi-official newspaper about the cult comedy film The Blues Brothers. With the movie’s 30th anniversary coming up, L'Osservatore Romano decided to devote a full-page story endorsing The Blues Brothers and recommending it to Catholics everywhere. The newspaper says the film has many redeeming qualities, such as the fact that Jake and Elwood Blues are on a mission from God to save a Catholic orphanage.

In addition, there’s Jake’s redemption storyline, the character Sister Mary Stigmata (aka the Penguin),” and the “unbearable Nazis of Illinois.” Also Elwood “shunned the attentions of a fascinating young lady on his mission for God.” 
-Noel Brinkerhoff
L'Osservatore Discusses…The Blues Brothers (by Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register)


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