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USCCB withdraws review of "The Golden Compass"
Editors: Today the U.S. bishops withdrew the review of the film, "The Golden Compass," which opened in theaters in the United States Dec. 7. The review was written by Harry Forbes and John Mulderig, the director and staff reviewer respectively of the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The review was released and posted on the CNS Web site Nov. 29. The USCCB gave no reason for withdrawing the review.
Since CNS is a distributor of media reviews of the OFB, it must respect the office's withdrawal of its review. Effective Dec. 10, the review of "The Golden Compass" will not available on the CNS Web site. It will not be included in subsequent listings of USCCB film reviews and ratings.
Editors who use a photo, posted Nov. 29, of a scene from the film should delete references in the caption to the former USCCB classification.
All other CNS stories about the film remain available to clients.
12/10/2007 4:54 PM ET
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