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MUST SEE… Catholic Nun WOWS Judges & Audience on Italy’s “The Voice” (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21,2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/21/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Sr. Cristina Scuccia, stunned the judges on Italy’s “The Voice” this week. The Italian nun brought at least one of the judges to tears by her amazing performance.

Sister Scuccia’s performance this week already has over 3 million hits on YouTube. Catholic News Agency reported:

Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on “The Voice of Italy,” a reality show akin to “American Idol” or “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Sr. Cristina surprised the four judges on The Voice of Italy March 19 with both her talent and her habit.

The judges on the show begin with their backs turned to the performer, and turn around only if they like what they hear.

As the judges turned to face Sr. Cristina, their astonishment was visible at seeing a young nun singing Alicia Keys’ “No One.”

A native of Sicily, Sr. Cristina arrived at the show accompanied by four sisters from her community, as well as her parents.

The four judges of the popular TV program are the Italian singers Raffaella Carra, J-Ax, Noemi, and Piero Pelu.

After her performance, Carra asked Sr. Cristina if she is really a nun, and why she chose to compete on the show.

“Yes, I am truly, truly a sister,” she replied.

“I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. I am here to evangelize.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaQYSd75Ak

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1 posted on 03/21/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaQYSd75Ak


2 posted on 03/21/2014 8:17:53 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Catholic nun?..... are there any other kind?....................


3 posted on 03/21/2014 8:20:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

I watched it...good singer, but hardly worth the awe and wonder outside the fact she is a nun.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 8:21:13 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Hojczyk

Amazing.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 8:24:47 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Hojczyk

I hate—hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate that kind of music. The music itself, and the dance, body language, vocabulary, and world view that accompany it, are Satanic.

I am appalled to see a woman of God capering about in that fashion.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Red Badger
Catholic nun?..... are there any other kind?....................

A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically one living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Greek Orthodox nuns:

Buddhist nun (this one also sings)


7 posted on 03/21/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Red Badger

The Anglicans used to have ‘em (these days, not too sure . . .)


8 posted on 03/21/2014 8:42:01 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Gaffer; Hojczyk

Try this one gaffer! 9 years old!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWpLfncliwU?rel=0


9 posted on 03/21/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Hojczyk; Mrs. Don-o; EDINVA; Salvation
I'm better at reading Italian than hearing the slangy vernacular spoken rapidly. But I did catch that the tattooed judge asked the sister if she sings in church and she said yes; also he asked if the Pope knew about her performing and she said she had talked to Pope Francis on the phone. Either Francis, or she herself, then said her singing is a form of evangelism. (It would be worth finding out whose opinion that was!)

Also, when they asked her to choose her mentor, she said she was choosing the tattooed guy because he was the one who turned around first.

I heard several references to "the devil", and could not catch it, but am guessing it is a pop-culture reference to the goth punk guy with the little goatee and earrings, and that they were teasing her that she should team up with "the devil." When she was deciding whom to choose, he kept beckoning and saying, "Hey, c'mon, c'mon!"

10 posted on 03/21/2014 8:54:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: dsc

I hate—hate, [...] hate that kind of music. The music itself, and the dance, body language, vocabulary, and world view that accompany it, are Satanic.


From the comments someone posted this:

“I’m Italian, so I try to tell what they say:

She sings, they all turn around and they are stupefied.
The blonde judge asks her: “are you a real nun?” Cristina says “yes, I am a very true nun”. Then: “What do you think the Pope will say about you being here?”, she answers: “I expect a phone call from him (sarcastically). I am here because I have a gift and I wanna give it to you all! The Pope invites us all to go out and spread God’s word, and I wanna do that through music”.


Maybe another way to look at this — could this be an effective outreach to non-Christians? The 4 (freakish looking) judges just about had tears in the eyes when they saw her. Could this be their wake-up call? Based on her comments I don’t think she was trying to bring attention to herself - her intent is to bring others to Christ & thus glorifying God. I’ve got no problem with that at all.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 8:56:14 AM PDT by ne1410s (2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.)
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To: Stosh; Red Badger
The Anglicans used to have ‘em (these days, not too sure . . .)

Still have 'em: Anglican religious order

12 posted on 03/21/2014 8:59:26 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Stosh

Anglicans still do too.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 9:00:35 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Hojczyk; Mrs. Don-o; EDINVA; Salvation

I see that post 11 has a close translation of the Pope Francis segment, and that person didn’t hear that she has yet talked to the Pope.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 9:01:32 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Hojczyk

WOW!


15 posted on 03/21/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Hojczyk

humility?


16 posted on 03/21/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Albion Wilde

yeah, it sounds like (per #11) that she said sarcastically that she expects a call following the appearance. Her gift/singing is a very serious form of ministry.

My bucket list includes once, just once, being able to sing a song while carrying a tune. Next life, maybe?


17 posted on 03/21/2014 9:26:29 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Hojczyk

OMG!!! The “visual” was WAY worse than I ever could have imagined! I was APPALLED, embarrassed, (and I’m not Catholic).

I had the image of Satan, from “The Passion of the Christ”, wandering around behind the other nuns as they cheered and the judges?, (they looked like a biker gang). As I watched this nun gyrate on stage, I “cringed” inside. My spirit wept.

(Her singing was at best, “average”).

How ANY Christian, let alone any Catholic, could possibly condone this performance would amaze me.

I don’t throw around the words “Satan” or “Evil” around lightly, but this was definitely “Satanic”.

I’ll end where I started, OMG!


18 posted on 03/21/2014 9:43:32 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Red Badger
Catholic nun?..... are there any other kind?......

Blue?

19 posted on 03/21/2014 9:46:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

“In 1727, 12 Ursulines from France landed in what is now New Orleans. (See also: History of the Ursulines in New Orleans.) They were known commonly in the colony as the Filles du’ Casket or “casket girls” because of the wooden cases which contained their possessions on the trip from Rouen to the colony in the New World....”


20 posted on 03/21/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

OMG is a violation of the 3rd commandment, unless you’re implying Oh My Gosh.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 9:48:40 AM PDT by ne1410s (2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.)
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To: Hojczyk; dsc
“I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. I am here to evangelize.”

God is always doing a 1000 things in every thing he does, and I for one will not place constraints on what he chooses to use to bring people to himself.

Who is to say how this might impact some young folks to think again about what it means to follow Christ.

22 posted on 03/21/2014 9:48:50 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: faucetman; Albion Wilde
It would be helpful to know what she was saying. Until then I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.

Please see #22

23 posted on 03/21/2014 9:52:51 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jonno

Singing a pop song is satanic now? Interesting reaction.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: ne1410s

As I tell my kids, I prefer “Oh my goodness”. I try to make it a habit, and I’m less likely to slide (not to mention that ‘Gosh’ is a slang variant or God).


25 posted on 03/21/2014 9:58:13 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: HawkHogan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw9oX-kZ_9k

...perhaps you meant to respond to someone else...
8^)


26 posted on 03/21/2014 10:00:14 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

WOW! Incredible! Formidable! Now THAT is singing! I don’t particularly like opera, but I could learn, listening to this little girl.

This explodes the myth that you have to be Fat to be a female opera singer.

On a side note, the blond judge Chantal, was Drop Dead Gorgeous! I’m in love!


27 posted on 03/21/2014 10:02:45 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: dfwgator

liebfraumilch..................


28 posted on 03/21/2014 10:02:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: jonno

“Who is to say how this might impact some young folks to think again about what it means to follow Christ.”

Exactly!, but not how you meant.

I just can’t picture Jesus performing on stage such as this woman did, can you?


29 posted on 03/21/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: ne1410s

Nonsense, “legalism”. I know God has many names, but OMG isn’t one of them.

Ever heard of YHWH? The Jews came up with this acronym specifically to NOT use the Lord’s name, in a (wrongheaded) belief that to use His name violated the 3rd commandment.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 10:27:29 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: EDINVA
My bucket list includes once, just once, being able to sing a song while carrying a tune.

LOL!!

31 posted on 03/21/2014 10:38:43 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: faucetman

“I just can’t picture Jesus performing on stage such as this woman did, can you?”

Not sure about that, but Jesus was very harsh on those who hindered others from coming to a saving relationship with him. And who are we to say that this woman isn’t achieving exactly that by speaking (singing) in a way the young in particular understand? She’s probably affected more people with her gift than all of us combined, sitting behind our keyboards.

Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees. And all that.


32 posted on 03/21/2014 3:30:48 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: PapaBear3625; Red Badger

Anglicans and Lutherans too, I’m told.


33 posted on 03/21/2014 3:46:48 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pizza be with you.)
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To: dsc
C'mon, you're a tad overboard. Liturgical music it's not, but it's chaste enough, not Satanic by a long shot.

Actually, I looked up the lyrics, and they're words of love and devotion that could appeal to the sort of young girl who emotes over Jesusy praise choruses. IN other words, mutatis mutandis it could be directed toward the Lord. So if it's not your cup of tea? De gustibus...

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aliciakeys/noone.html

34 posted on 03/21/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pizza be with you.)
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To: faucetman

There’s a lot of things I can’t imagine Jesus doing, but that’s my limitation, not His.


35 posted on 03/21/2014 4:01:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pizza be with you.)
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To: dsc

Thank God for copy/paste.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 4:39:47 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: HawkHogan

It may be getting difficult to find posts to troll...


37 posted on 03/21/2014 4:42:42 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Hojczyk
OK, now I've watched Soeur Cristina FOUR times, and I've decided to put her in my parish newsletter. You go, girl.

That A-Jax, man, he's definitely in love. Now let's see if Li'l Sis pulls him to working for the Lord!

38 posted on 03/22/2014 9:55:57 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pizza be with you.)
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To: ne1410s; Mrs. Don-o; Delta Dawn; jonno

The Morality of Music is defined as “The recognized fact that music and song, apart from the words used, have the ability to arouse either noble or base feelings and emotions in the persons who hear a melody. The reason for this emotional influence seems to lie deeper than the familiar association of ideas with certain music or song. It involves something inherent in all musical rhythm to evoke a human response that is either morally elevating or degrading, depending partly on the listener but also on what is heard.”

Music is not entirely a matter of taste. Right reason can tell one whether a given piece arouses noble or base feelings.


39 posted on 03/22/2014 2:10:21 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Delta Dawn

“Thank God for copy/paste.”

BTW, I learned to type in 1966, and have done a pad-load of it in the intervening 4.8 decades. I can type “hate, hate, hate...” that many times very rapidly and with little effort.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 2:13:58 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
That's an interesting quote, dsc. Where's it from?

I don't disagree with it. I just don't get Satanism from little Sr. Cristina's performance. It strikes me more as ardent love. Enthusiasm. Legitimate desire. Nothing lewd, rude or crude with that (though the tattooed guy looked smitten --- but in a good way, I think.)

Recall that allegedly offensive music --- and dancing! --- caused Saul's daughter Michal, to reject her husband David: thus she did not become foremother of the Messiah. David was not always in the right about everything, of course. Far from it. But there's no indication he was at fault in this instance.

Remember, too, that to cheer up her nuns, St. Teresa of Avila --- Doctor of the Church --- handed out tambourines, and danced with castanets.


41 posted on 03/22/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Santa Teresa de Avila, ruega por nosotros.)
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To: ne1410s; Delta Dawn; jonno

At 41.


42 posted on 03/22/2014 2:39:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Santa Teresa de Avila, ruega por nosotros.)
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To: dsc

I am in awe...


43 posted on 03/22/2014 4:56:59 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

“I am in awe...”

To be effective, sarcasm should be biting.


44 posted on 03/22/2014 5:26:42 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

That would mean that I would have to get up from here and try to find my teeth. I think Francine may have borrowed them tonight...

I’ll just dunk my sarcasm in milk, that might make it palatable.


45 posted on 03/22/2014 5:32:16 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“That’s an interesting quote, dsc. Where’s it from?”

Fr. John Hardon’s Modern Catholic Dictionary, posted on the word of the day list.

“Nothing lewd, rude or crude with that”

Her body language was lewd, intentionally or not. Whether she intended it or not, that kind of music is intended to—and does—raise base feelings.

I did not say that I deplored all kinds of music and dance. I said I deplore that kind of music and dance.

“Recall that allegedly offensive music—and dancing!—caused Saul’s daughter Michal, to reject her husband David…But there’s no indication he was at fault in this instance.”

Allegedly?

6:17. And they brought the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place in the midst of the tabernacle, which David had pitched for it: and David offered holocausts, and peace offerings before the Lord.

6:18. And when he had made an end of offering holocausts and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts.

6:19. And he distributed to all the multitude of Israel, both men and women, to every one, a cake of bread, and a piece of roasted beef, and fine flour fried with oil: and all the people departed every one to his own house.

6:20. And David returned to bless his own house: and Michol the daughter of Saul coming out to meet David, said: How glorious was the king of Israel to day, uncovering himself before the handmaids of his servants, and was naked, as if one of the buffoons should be naked.

6:21. And David said to Michol: Before the Lord, who chose me rather than thy father, and than all his house, and commanded me to be ruler over the people of the Lord in Israel,

6:22. I will both play and make myself meaner than I have done: and I will be little in my own eyes: and with the handmaids of whom thou speakest, I shall appear more glorious.

6:23. Therefore Michol the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

It sounds to me like he was naked in front of the hot chicks.

The sisters used to tell my mother and her classmates, “A girl who will chew gum will smoke, and a girl who will smoke will swear, and a girl who will swear will drink, and we all know what a girl who will drink will do.”

Be that as it may, I think we all know what a king who will get naked in front of the hot chicks will do.

Good on Michol. She turned an adulterer out of her bed.

“Remember, too, that to cheer up her nuns, St. Teresa of Avila—Doctor of the Church—handed out tambourines, and danced with castanets.”

Tambourines, castanets, and voices were probably the best they had to offer. I cannot prove it, but I am confident that both their music and dance were of the sort that arouses noble feelings and emotions.

James MacMillan, director of music at the Dominican-run St Columba’s Church in Glasgow, and head of Musica Sacra Scotland, an initiative aimed at reviving chant-based worship in the Scottish Catholic Church, wrote, “The use of simple unadorned melodies from the Catholic treasury of tradition and its great reservoir of musical heritage is the most prayerful and respectful way a Catholic can raise his or her voice at the altar of God.”

I don’t think it can be said any better than that.


46 posted on 03/22/2014 5:53:29 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Delta Dawn

“I’ll just dunk my sarcasm in milk, that might make it palatable.”

Palatable sarcasm?

Gets my vote for oxymoron of the month.


47 posted on 03/22/2014 5:55:42 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
First of all, your interpretation deprecating David is far from the common one, since you repeat Michal's slander that he was "naked" (some translations say "half-naked" or "lightly clad")--- Michal's interpretation --- when actually he was wearing a linen ephod, the common garment of the lowest and youngest of the priestly ranks.

Michal's objection was that it was unbefitting a king to be girded with a linen ephod, a tightly fitting garment, which left him free to exert himself in the dance. It was regarded by Michal as an act of renunciation of royal splendor, as it was a dress worn even by a child when admitted to service in a priest's family (1 Samuel 2:18). Clearly David meant to rank himself for the time among the humblest servitors of the ark.

There is nothing in the text to make one think she was turning an "adulterer" out of her bed. His casting aside his heavy royal robes --- the equivalenmt of the papal Cappa Magna --- was unquestionably done as an act of religious homage, his attitudes and dress being symbolic of humility, ardor, thankfulness, and devotion.

I feel sorry for Michal. David laid aside his robes as a symbol that, though he was royalty, because of his joy in the Lord he was content to wear the common garment of the lowest servant of the temple. I think her objection was not to his nudity (he would not have been nude, in any case) but to his humility.

Look. Sr. Cristina was not doing anything lewd. Her body language was both nunnish (those big clomping schoolmarm shoes) and childish (the waving and giggling). It's not like she was even gyrating or jiggling, let alone grinding and twerking. Ladies in cake mix commercials are lascivious compared to that little Sicilian sister.

And look again. This would be scandalous if it were presented illegitimately as liturgical music (I speak as one of the founding members of our parish Schola Latina! I can't stand Marty Haugen! So there!)--- I'm completely WITH your James McMillan --- but it's not liturgy you're seeing here, it's evangelization.

Lewd? Inappropriate? Are you kidding? The very first step in evangelization is to show people you have a heart, a soul, a God-given human personality that appeals to THEIRS and that respects THEIRS. An open countenance, a cry of recognition, a word in your own language.

This Sr. Cristina has shown she speaks the "language" of pop rock very well, and she has come to meet the rockers and rappers in. their. world. That blasts down walls and opens hearts. If that doesn't open the door of Evangelization, what does? 

Nuff not. I'm out of steam. I'm going to bed with --- thanks to our Cristina -- a smile. One for you, too, my dear fellow Musica Sacra dsc.

48 posted on 03/22/2014 7:21:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Vidi aquam egredientem de templo a latere dextro. Alleluia, alleluia.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“First of all, your interpretation deprecating David”

I did not offer an interpretation. I quoted the Bible.

“since you repeat Michal’s slander that he was “naked” (some translations say “half-naked” or “lightly clad”)-— Michal’s interpretation”

Saint Jerome, who had access to resources completely unavailable to those who came centuries later, used a Latin word that is translated in the Douay as “naked.”

“when actually he was wearing a linen ephod”

What is the source for that, please?

“Clearly David meant to rank himself for the time among the humblest servitors of the ark. There is nothing in the text to make one think she was turning an “adulterer” out of her bed.”

Those statements rest on your assertion that the Douay is guilty of terminological inexactitude. That remains to be demonstrated.

“Look. Sr. Cristina was not doing anything lewd.”

Yes, she was.

“Her body language was both nunnish.”

From your perspective. Not from mine. And no, I do not have a “thing” for nuns.

“Ladies in cake mix commercials are lascivious compared to that little Sicilian sister.”

A famous pornography performer was once the model housewife on the Ivory Soap Box.

“but it’s not liturgy you’re seeing here, it’s evangelization.”

All the objections to “Christian rock” apply equally well—no, they are even more appropriate—here.

If we are to view it as evangelization, then my objection would be that it is faulty evangelization, in that it presents something as a part of Christianity which most certainly is not.

“The very first step in evangelization is to show people you have a heart, a soul, a God-given human personality that appeals to THEIRS and that respects THEIRS.”

I disagree most strongly. From the examples of the apostles, and of Our Lord Himself, I have come to think that the first step in evangelization is to show people that you have something completely outside their experience, something transcendent, something miraculous. Magnificent cathedrals were for centuries a part of that.

“An open countenance, a cry of recognition, a word in your own language.”

Sorry, but that seems more like marketing to me. Evangelization is not selling. It has to be more than that, or it fails to represent this astounding, miraculous, baffling, amazing faith as it is. Or at least as close as we can get to that.

“This Sr. Cristina has shown she speaks the “language” of pop rock very well, and she has come to meet the rockers and rappers in. their. world.”

And while she is evangelizing them, what about the millions of other listeners? Can’t you guess what the effects of that will be?

“That blasts down walls and opens hearts.”

Not in my experience. Sorry. In my experience it leads quickly to a place where the best thing you can do is to shake the dust from your feet.

“If that doesn’t open the door of Evangelization, what does?”

The Holy Spirit? The hope of resurrection unto reward, prayers of Patriarchs, predictions of Prophets, preaching of Apostles, faith of Confessors, purity of holy Virgins, deeds of righteous men?

You know—the way it was done until Satan’s successes in the mid-twentieth century.

It just occurred to me…just a minute, I have some boilerplate…

Selection.TypeText Text:=“Ironically, decent people are often slowest to see the perfidy that lurks in a scumbag’s heart.”

Perhaps you are also slow to see the evil in things like this. (Which would reflect well on you.)


49 posted on 03/22/2014 10:25:44 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
2 Samuel 6:14
David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod.

Dear dsc, I am no a Biblical scholar, I am only a peanut in the peanut gallery. I quote sources I can hardly be said to have mastered. I can't even read Hebrew or Greek, so there you see the most ridiculous limitation of all.

However, a quick tour of the commentaries (LINK) --- the easiest brief reference I can find--- shows a rough consensus that the "issue" with Michal was David's display, not of indecency, but of humility. Her derisive words show, I think, a terrible jealousy, which is not surprising when you're married to a National Savior, Warrior Hero, Rock Star of whom the women have been chanting his praises from Day One ("Saul has killed his thousands, David his ten-thousands")--- that same deadly jealousy that drove her father the King out of his mind.

Yes, I think Michal judged wrongly. My interpretation from the peanut gallery.

I don't know, dsc, maybe what little Sr. Cristina is doing is perilous. But I just don't see how we can claim so often to love people when we don't even want to know them, don't want to be where they are, don't want to be seen with them, and don't want to speak their language. What kind of missionary is that?

The point of this "The Voice" TV program is that the young aspiring talents get to choose one of the judges as their mentor in the competition. The idea is, the chosen judge is supposed to coach the young gifted n00bie. (That's what all that "choose me, choose me" stuff was all about.) So the presumption is that Sr. Cristina wants an entree into the rap-pop-rock'n'roll world for evangelizing purposes --- which is what she said, and I am not immediately inclined to call her a liar.

We shall see. I hope to see her putting out great videos full of the love of the Lord, love and truth; and I hope to see that J-AX --- clearly smitten, isn't he? --- coming over to the Catholic side.

Let's pray for this little sister, hey?

Hope all things.

50 posted on 03/23/2014 6:26:18 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Vidi aquam egredientem de templo a latere dextro. Alleluia, alleluia.)
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