The Vatican Gives 'New Moon' Two Thumbs Down

The Vatican Gives 'New Moon' Two Thumbs Down-photo

What do Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Monsignor Franco Perazzolo have in common? Besides having the admiration of tweens everywhere, we mean?

None of them are big on New Moon.

Yahoo! Movies reports that Perazzolo, of the Vatican's Pontifical Council of Culture, has condemned the Twilight sequel, blasting it as "deviant" and a "moral vacuum."

According to the Roman Catholic Church official,

"This theme of vampires in Twilight combines a mixture of excesses that, as ever is aimed at young people and gives a heavy esoteric element...This film is nothing more than a moral vacuum with a deviant message and as such should be of concern."

Since it wasn't mentioned in Perazzolo's statement, we can only assume that the Vatican is A-OK with Taylor Lautner's rampant shirtlessness in the flick.

Though the Vatican has a long history of condemning what it considers to be inappropriate entertainment, this latest round of tsk-tsking marks a reversal of its more recent film critiques; they recently characterized Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the Da Vinci Code sequel as "harmless entertainment," after lambasting the original films.

 

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  • fatherjeffrey
    fatherjeffrey

    I have been a Catholic priest for 35 years. I was unaware of the Vatican's statements when I went to see the movie. I thought of it as harmless fun and gave it a positive review on my YouTube account and dozens of other video sharing sites. fatherjeffrey

  • AlisA
    AlisA

    Really now guys the vaticin is a big deal! I mena they are the top dogs of religion. But I have one thing to say to them! Stick to your own stuff because new moon isn't a religious issue! Deal witht the important stuff and let the fans decide on our stuff! New moon rocked! Glad to be an athiest

  • Cynnamon
    Cynnamon

    After reading New Moon where the Volutari are first introduced I sensed the author may have alluded to the Vatican with the governing vampire headquarters in Italy and festival patrons walking around in red robes. Now it's official.

  • F.
    F.

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I'm catholic too BUT; I can't stop laughing since I read the title. And even more when I read the article. RIDICULOUS. What the hell is the link between New Moon and The Vatican? Hahhh, sorry but I find this article ridiculously hilarious.

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * i dnt know what the hell to say to this sh*t..but all i know is that New Moon is gonna kick ass in theaters!!* woooooooo!! =P

  • 58585
    58585

    who said he wasnt being serious and hell who said i was being serious, and look at the last statement in that. i comment on what was comment serious or not i still comment on what heorshe wrote.

  • jw
    jw

    i know that it is true, that twilight has definitely given younger people a reason not to take responsibility for their actions. ever since this whole crazy/fad started people are running around actin a fool, stocking the actors, and hating on anyone who doesn't like it. this is not acceptable behavior. i know that it has drawn them out of their realities into some fantasy world that they have taken to extremes.there is a fine line between being a simple fan, and being overly obsessed. i think that its pretty disturbing. you say that its just fiction, yet twitards are acting as if this whole thing is reality based. i don't know if i agree with the Vatican that there is a deviant message, but i do know that people are taking their reverence for it a tad to far. and you don't think that catholic people have ever taken anything too far? religion might be seen as a fantasy world to some if you don't believe in it. is catholicism reality based? is all religion reality based?

  • LOL
    LOL

    so catholic people hate vampires, hmmm i think david boreanaz is catholic and he played a vampire (angel) for 8 years, maybe it's just the church then. it wasn't meant to be serious LOL. he was being sarcastic! it was only a damn joke. new moon twilight saga not thinks i can do without it.

  • 58585
    58585

    The Catholic church hates vampires almost as much as they hate wearing condoms. so catholic people hate vampires, hmmm i think david boreanaz is catholic and he played a vampire (angel) for 8 years, maybe it's just the church then. new moon twilight saga not thinks i can do without it.

  • lucy
    lucy

    Tell that to the girls who think an unwashed pale Brit with CGI abs is sexy. hahaha, yea so fake abs (it has been said they were fake) new mooon did nothing for me, there was a plus side to the movie (i wont name it) but nah new moon is a big no for me.

  • yessbb1995
    yessbb1995

    ok Im catholic and I dont see anything bad with the Twilight saga! I know that twilight fans are really crazy Im one but I dont exagerrate that much! but I odnt really agree with the vatican :(

  • apples
    apples

    i know that it is true, that twilight has definitely given younger people a reason not to take responsibility for their actions. ever since this whole crazy/fad started people are running around actin a fool, stocking the actors, and hating on anyone who doesn't like it. this is not acceptable behavior. i know that it has drawn them out of their realities into some fantasy world that they have taken to extremes.there is a fine line between being a simple fan, and being overly obsessed. i think that its pretty disturbing. you say that its just fiction, yet twitards are acting as if this whole thing is reality based. i don't know if i agree with the Vatican that there is a deviant message, but i do know that people are taking their reverence for it a tad to far.

  • Really?
    Really?

    Oh, get over it...FIC-TION people!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell that to the girls who think an unwashed pale Brit with CGI abs is sexy.

  • me
    me

    I never thought I would say this, but I agree with the Vatican. And why are they watching twilight...don't they have more important things to do?

  • noah
    noah

    The Catholic church hates vampires almost as much as they hate wearing condoms.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    Oh, get over it...FIC-TION people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PhillipP
    PhillipP

    Everyone knows priests like much younger guys,

 
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