SPLAT! Music Industry Goes Whole-Hog Anti-Faith With These Two New Releases

Kristeen Young, "Pearl of a Girl"

You've heard the old saw that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice?We've seen that played out in the music industry this week, as two rabidly anti-Catholic numbers hit the news:  First, that downright nasty performance by Kristeen Young on the Late, Late Show; and now, Tom Petty's release of a new, hitting-below-the-belt number which chastises the Catholic Church for the abuse crisis. *     *     *     *     *First, there's the abrasive feminist piano-banging rocker Kr … [Read more...]

French Sisters Are So “Happy”!

French sisters dancing

Everybody's got to get into the act!By now you've seen countless YouTube videos of people dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit tune "Happy."  According to some reports, thousands of videos have been recorded featuring the song, which was originally recorded for the movie Despicable Me 2.  What's become a social media cliche takes on new interest, though, when the dancers are a community of French religious sisters.The Sisters of St. Mary Spawn in Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) recorded their own v … [Read more...]

Cardinal Ravasi: “Even If You Can’t Sing Well, Sing”

C Ravasi tweet 1

SISTER CRISTINA WON!!!By now you've undoubtedly heard that Sister Cristina Scuccia, the talented nun whose performance on Italy's The Voice has garnered more than 51 million views on YouTube, is the season's big winner.Deacon Greg Kandra reported the story this morning over at The Deacon's Bench. I wrote about her in March, when she belted out the Alicia Keyes song "No One" during the blind auditions for the show.  *     *     *     *     * It seemed t … [Read more...]