Well, the so called (though it isn't really) "Vatican Newspaper" L'Osservatore Romano has now added the brilliant Blues Brother's to their list of great Catholic films.
Says the Telegraph:
Its approval of the 1980 film, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, is all the more surprising given some of the much-quoted lines from the film, including: "Curtis, I don't want to listen to no jive-ass preacher talking to me about Heaven and Hell." At one point in the film they are told: "Boys, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way."On the otherhand, the film shows a convent and ruler snapping nun who also happens to be the only family the Blues Brothers actually have. Not to mention the fact that we're all on a mission from God. Oh yeah, and while the film has tons of hilarious violence (in the form of car crashes), only two people in the entire film actually get hurt: the nazi's. Which is pretty awesome. (Also awesome.)
I have no idea what the film's creators are thinking about this distinction, but I sure hope Ray Charles and Jim Belushi are up in heave making some crazy blues music to celebrate.
HT: Joe Carter, First Thoughts