Television | 'Don't have a cow, man': Religion and 'The Simpsons'

WASHINGTON — It's not every day that the Vatican newspaper declares that a fictional character from the world of television is a Catholic — and a cartoon character at that. But that's what L'Osservatore Romano did in early October when it asserted that Homer Simpson, the patriarch of the 21-season Fox sitcom "The Simpsons," is a Catholic. Oh, and bratty son Bart, too.

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