I think you are over-reacting.
The whole concept of ascension, which goes back considerably further than seasons 9 and 10 does not seem to be particularly compatible with Catholicism but I wouldn’t call it anti-Catholic.
Yes, the characterization of the priors incorporated archetypes of religions/eras/nations that practice forced religion (including Catholicism) but I think that was more a matter of convenience than anything else. I wouldn’t call it blatent.
No, I’m pretty sure it was blatent. Ever since they defeated the Goa’uld and started the Ori storyline the tone of the series changed. At first I thought Stargate was an subtle advocate for belief in a higher power because of referances to things like Ascension, and ascended beings, etc; but in hind sight I think it’s very possible it has always flaunted the idea that faith in a higher power is misguided. i.e. Goa’uld/false god storyline.
It almost seems that the series got more daring going from subtle rejection of religion embodied in egyptian gods, which was distant from the average citizen’s faith to rejection of religion embodied by christian-like faith which to me hit alittle closer to home.
Below is an example from Stargate: The Ark of Truth. It’s what seems to be a rejection of the Catholic belief in the power of forgiveness.
Tomin: I sit here and I can never imagine never the day when I’ll forgive myself.
Teal’c: Because it will never come. One day others may try to convince you that they have forgiven you. That is more about them than you. For them imparting forgiveness is a blessing.
Tomin: How do you go on.
Teal’c: It is simple, you will never forgive youself, accept it. You hurt others, many others. That cannot be undone. You will never find personal retribution; but your life does not have to end.[/LIST]
The movie even goes so far as to compare the Ori capital as “The ‘Vatican’ of the Ori followers.” I don’t think you get more blatent than that. I’m not suggesting we go on a crusade against the Stargate franchise, I just was wondering why it doesn’t seem to phase anyone of the board. The entire plotline seemed to be a commentary advocating that faith in a higher power is delusional.