Like a Prayer

Just some quick thoughts about this year’s Superbowl halftime show. One of the last songs that Madonna presented was, “Like a Prayer”. I well remember the controversy swirling around the video in the late 1980s. To this day, I’m stunned that people who profess their Catholicism can have so little understanding of the very nature and power of their faith.

I ran across a blog entry recently that discusses the song and video very well; I’ve linked it below. It focuses more on a comparison of Lady Gaga and Madonna, where I’m focused more on a source of true power in faith, but it’s a good write and a good read. What I most appreciated was the quote from Fr. Andrew Greeley, who I remember was appreciative of the message of the video,as he wrote in America magazine once upon a time:

“…only for the prurient and the sick who come to the video determined to read their own twisted sexual hang-ups into it. Only for those who think that sexual passion is an inappropriate metaphor for divine passion (and thus are pretty hard on Hosea, Jesus, Saint Paul, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and Saint Teresa of Avila).”

Here’s the great link: http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2010/06/lady-ga-ga-is-no-madonna.html

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