ROME – It seems like someone in Rome has either a real sense of humor or an over-appreciation of donuts and beer. According to official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Homer Simpson — patriarch of the much-loved, yet at times controversial, cartoon family of the same name — “is a true Catholic.”

“The Simpsons,” L’Osservatore claims, “are among the few TV programs for children in which Christian faith, religion and questions about God are recurrent themes.”
Indeed, the paper extols, the shockingly modern American family may practice “in their own peculiar way,” but they practice nonetheless.