Call him a slob, an oaf or a donut-lover, but don’t call Homer Simpson a Catholic.
Despite a recent report to the contrary in the Vatican’s Osservatore Romano newspaper, "The Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean insists Homer and Bart, as well as the rest of the family, follow more of a “Presby-lutheran” faith.
“Well, we’ve always show them as Protestants going to what we call a Presby-lutheran church,” Jean revealed in an interview clip available on the BBC News website. "Bart and Homer were very interested in Catholicism. They liked the spaghetti dinners, and they liked the confession where you could just absolve yourself of all your sins.”
But there’s just one hitch that prevents the big guy from ever converting.
“I think Homer would have difficulty not eating meat on Friday — not even an hour,” Jean explained.