Tuesday, December 11, 2007

USCCB withdraws Golden Compass movie review

~from CNS

Today the U.S. bishops withdrew the review of the film “The Golden Compass,” which opened in theaters in the United States Dec. 7. The review was written by Harry Forbes and John Mulderig, the director and staff reviewer respectively of the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The review was released and posted on the CNS Web site Nov. 29. The USCCB gave no reason for withdrawing the review.

Since CNS is a distributor of media reviews of the OFB, it must respect the office’s withdrawal of its review. Effective Dec. 10, the review of “The Golden Compass” will not be available on the CNS Web site. It will not be included in subsequent listings of USCCB film reviews and classifications.

3 comments:

dan said...

Cow is already out of the barn.

Tito said...

The USCCB needs to come out and condemn the film or Harry Forbes & John Mulderig or both. The cow is already out of the barn.

Combine this with their Brokeback review and it's blatantly apparent that neither Harry or John know anything about their Catholic faith.

Leticia said...

In response to the controversy surrounding the USCCB's withdrawn review of "The Golden Compass", as well as Harry Forbe's review of "Brokeback Mountain", five Catholic bloggers have created a group blog called, "Catholic Media Review" . CMR which attempts to create a reliable site for those who wish to evaluate various forms of media in the light of the Magesterial teaching of the Church, and with special regard for parent's needs to protect the innocence of their children.
Two of these bloggers, Happy Catholic, and Causa Nostrae Laetitiae were mentioned by the National Catholic Register last February as sources of Catholic film criticism. I write reviews for Mercatornet, and have had my reviews posted online at Reuters, USA TODAY, and various TV news sites.
I hope you find Catholic Media Review a useful site to refer your readers.