OBVIOUS: Catholics In Furor Over Angels & Demons


What, did they expect Ron Howard to be Biblically correct? Telegraph: “The storyline for Angels & Demons, which stars Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor, centres on a plot by the Illuminati, a secret society of intellectuals, who are intent on gaining revenge for a brutal massacre of their predecessors by the Church centuries ago. Although the society once existed, there is no historical evidence that its members were butchered by Catholics. The Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon, the Bishop of Nottingham, warned that the film could stir up anti-Catholic sentiment. ‘This is so outlandish, it’s total rubbish,’ said Bishop McMahon, who is one of the Church’s most senior bishops. ‘It’s mischievous to stir up this kind of anti-Catholic sentiment. It’s a gratuitous knocking of the Church and I can’t see any reason for it.'”