- Jan 25, 2020
Catholic officials ask for an apology for a comedy sketch comparing supporters of the Catholic Church to fans of R. Kelly.
Jeff Baena’s comedy “The Little Hours,” is inspired by stories from 14th-century Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” which was condemned itself many times throughout history. Baena said he was surprised at the controversy created by his film. He decided to use some of the bad press to promote the movie instead of ignoring it.
Some Catholics were left scratching their heads by the kerfuffle created by the revelation of hacked emails of the Clinton campaign. Not all Catholics agree they reflect a nefarious plot against the Catholic Church, and more progressive Catholics view the email exchange as an honest dialogue.
The groups Catholic Vote and the Catholic League both quickly put out statements of protest after revelations of hacked e-mails among Clinton campaign advisers seen as hostile and mocking towards “conservative” Catholics, especially on issues of democracy and gender equality.
Though still six months from the annual wearing of the green, the battle around who’s in and who’s out at next year’s New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade intensified today, with one well-known Catholic group dropping out on the heels of a decision by parade organizers to grant an