Yesterday the programme's executive producer denied that its characters were Catholic, saying he was baffled by the endorsement.'We've pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic,' Al Jean said.'I really don't think he could go without eating meat on Fridays - for even an hour.' Mr Jean pointed out that the Simpson family attends the First Church of Springfield 'which is decidedly Presbylutheran'.'My first reaction is shock and awe, and I guess it makes up for me not going to church for 20 years,' Mr Jean said.was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.Although he was born out of wedlock, Erasmus was cared for by his parents until their early deaths from the plague in 1483.This solidified his view of his origin as a stain, and cast a pall over his youth.Erasmus died suddenly in Basel in 1536 while preparing to return to Brabant, and was buried in Basel Minster, the former cathedral of the city..A well-known wooden picture indicates: Goudæ conceptus, Roterodami natus (Latin: conceived in Gouda, born in Rotterdam).Erasmus was a classical scholar and wrote in a pure Latin style.
The exact year of his birth is controversial, but most agree it was in 1466.But it would be up to governing bodies of each school to decide whether to act on the guidance.It might be one of the most controversial cartoon shows currently on television, but The Simpsons has always attracted an army of devout fans.If they do this all Muslims in Britain will be thankful to the Catholic Church to have facilities to pray.It is very, very encouraging.' The recommendations have been approved by Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham and the favourite to succeed Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor as Catholic primate.The programme has courted controversy since it first aired in the U. in 1989, with conservative groups claiming its characters are poor role models for children. S Presidednt George Bush said: 'We are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like The Waltons and a lot less like The Simpsons.'His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush also condemned the cartoon, describing it as'the dumbest thing' she had ever seen.