The stories, he said, teach young people "without moralizing" that material riches, immortality and anything obtained without effort "are illusions and that what truly counts is commitment, friendship and love."
"It is not power, not success, not an easy life that lead to the truest and deepest joy, but friendship, self-giving and adhering to the truth," he said.
Of course, the other side talked about the way JKR glorified manipulation, trickery, and gnostic principles. Still, it was nice to see some of my favorite things (speaking as a Catholic) about HP laid out like that.
For more fairly awesome Christian themes in HP, check out The Secrets of Harry Potter podcast, which was started by a Catholic priest from the Netherlands.