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Catholic School Celebrates 'Year of Lady Gaga'
Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 05/02/2014 4:36:16 AM PDT by Kaslin

Buyer beware those promising a "Catholic education."

Saint Mary's Institute is the Catholic grade school in my wife's New York hometown, Amsterdam. It is affiliated with Saint Mary's Catholic Church, whose pastor Rev. John Medwid pens the opening to the Saint Mary's Institute annual newsletter.

"In September at the opening Mass I officially announced that this was going to be the Year of Our Lady at SMI," the letter began.

How nice. Except that's not what he wrote. There was someone else he had in mind to honor besides the Virgin Mary.

"In September at the opening Mass I officially announced that this was going to be the Year of Lady Gaga at SMI."

That's what he proclaimed. Apparently during mass, too. Why Lady Gaga? Was every other living or dead female or male on planet Earth or anywhere else unavailable? The answer, he explains, is "complex," which is a euphemism for scandalous.

First, he writes, "many people may not realize that Lady Gaga is the product of Catholic education." (To which the response would be: so was Hitler.) Her real name, he tells us, is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, as if she were some obscure Italian saint. She is a graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, where -- and here we're getting to the point -- "she was someone who followed her own path ... It takes a great deal of courage especially for young people to blaze their own trails in life!"

Exactly which trail blazed should Catholic children find commendable?

Was it her attire during the nationally broadcast MTV Video Music Awards last year, watched by millions of children -- a thong?

Was it her video earlier this year in which she simulates all manner of sexual activities while bizarrely "resurrecting" from their tombs Michael Jackson, Mahatma Gandhi and -- maybe this was it? -- Jesus Christ?

Was it her song "Judas" in which she proclaims: "I'm still in love with Judas, baby. Jesus is my virtue," but "Judas is the demon that I cling to"?

Was it how she constantly promotes gay themes in her music and bashes the military for its treatment of gays? Or maybe she's a trailblazer of another sort. Speaking at a gay-left dinner in 2011, President Barack Obama began by joking, "I took a trip out to California last week, where I held some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga."

Medwid's second reason for having a Catholic grade school honor Lady Gaga is also vague. It is "to highlight her immense creativity."

Was Medwid impressed when Lady Gaga said of Pope Benedict XVI, "What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world"?

Maybe it was the video "Alejandro" he found so immensely creative. In it she dressed in a nun's habit, swallowed a rosary and engaged in simulated erotic activities with her male backup dancers. As the Catholic League's Bill Donohue put it, Lady Gaga "has now become the new poster girl for American decadence and Catholic bashing."

Maybe it was her "Marry the Night" music video in which she depicts herself having an abortion.

Maybe it was the song she deliberately released on Christmas Day, "Stuck on F---in You" (and no, nothing's edited in the song).

Maybe it's other creative talents grade school children can admire. A couple of years ago Lady Gaga released a new fragrance called "Fame." She referred to the scent as "a very slutty perfume." She boasted: "It was taken out of my own blood sample, so it's a sense of having me on your skin. I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen ... "

Or is it just her mind we should celebrate, as when she stated on an MTV program in 2010: "For me this evening, if we don't stand up for what we believe in, and if we don't fight for our rights pretty soon, we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I'm not a piece of meat."

That statement by Lady Gaga makes just about as much sense as a supposedly Catholic grade school, bearing the highest of responsibilities - providing a moral education to children -- honoring her.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ladygaga; religion

1 posted on 05/02/2014 4:36:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Well, God Bless America...


2 posted on 05/02/2014 4:45:02 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Kaslin

There are few true Catholics left in the US either among clergy or laity.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 4:50:40 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: Kaslin

He should be telling them to listen to Father Ray Kelly sing. He doesn’t jump up & down, grab his crouch, bump & grind or twerk. He just sings...beautiful.

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Arrhb5YFL8tKUYdH6xRR_OqbvZx4?fr=yfp-t-901-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=father%20ray%20kelly%20singing

Nuns were my role models. Too bad they are extinct.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 4:52:26 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Kaslin

This is taking place in the Diocese of Albany. Par for the course for Howard Hubbard. Here’s a public test for the new bishop, Edward Scharfenberger.

http://www.rcda.org/our_bishop.html

St. Mary’s Church
156 E. Main St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 842-4500
smchurch@nycap.rr.com


5 posted on 05/02/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Kaslin

Amsterdam is nicknamed “Amsterdam-rico” in the surrounding region due to a high Puerto Rican population. Sounds like this is a misguided means of outreach by Rev. that is mostly qlueless about media.

Besides Lady Gaga is soooo yesterday in subversive agitation propaganda, quickly moving to “has been” status. Doesn’t he know the mantle has moved to Miley Cyrus...???

Remember what happened when Cher mildly criticized Cyrus? She got with the program and apologized right quick. Miley Cyrus is now the vandguard of subversion, in a few years she will have served her purpose and she’ll then quickly become a has been too.

Roundly qlueless the Rev. Is.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 5:10:15 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Kaslin

http://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozell/2014/05/02/catholic-school-celebrates-year-of-lady-gaga-n1832352

Dear Bishop Scharfenberger:

No doubt you have heard about the “Year of Lady Gaga” at St. Mary’s in Amsterdam.

You are being probed and tested by the Lavender Mafia. If you respond as most bishops do, your term as bishop of Albany will be, at best, a waste of time. Or, it may be a time of ever-accelerating rot and corruption like the reign of Howard Hubbard and so many other “Jadot bishops.”

Be assured of my prayers.

Sincerely,


7 posted on 05/02/2014 5:24:46 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

People would be shocked if they knew the extent the “Catholic Charities”, a wing of the diocese, is leaching off local Goverments and school districts to provide services. The overhead at Catholic Charities is 30-35% in some cases. The Catholic Church has been bought off by local Democrats, who are funding the self distruction of the church.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 5:26:59 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888

Getting the Church hooked on government money was part of the strategy of Cardinal Bernardin. It was a project he began when he became General Secretary of the NCCB/USSC.

I believe government money is 90% of the national Catholic Charities budget.

Bernardin was a notorious homosexual; he was clearly pro-abortion; he was probably an actual Satanist.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 5:32:31 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Kaslin
Exactly which trail blazed should Catholic children find commendable?

That hard work and ambition can lead to success?

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga's fame and fortune is a result of nobody except herself. She wasn't focus-grouped. There isn't some behind the scenes Svengali pulling her strings.

She started out in the clubs, wrote her own music (and plays a beautiful piano), self-promoted herself and clawed her way up to the big time. That she doesn't have fashion-model good looks makes her success all the more impressive in this day and age.

10 posted on 05/02/2014 5:53:31 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: FES0844

Are you old enough to remember this smash hit from 1963?

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+singing+nun+youtube&FORM=VIRE2#view=detail&mid=39887B902E269B8AE3CC39887B902E269B8AE3CC

Here is Sister Ann singing it on the Ed Sullivan Show, in English:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nwwn9vie-4


11 posted on 05/02/2014 6:13:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: Kaslin; narses; D-fendr; annalex

I’m just SURE that narses, d-fendr, annalex ETAL will be interested in THIS thread!


12 posted on 05/02/2014 6:24:03 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: FES0844
He doesn’t jump up & down, grab his crouch, bump & grind or twerk.

Anyone who watches The VOICE knows that yelling and flopping around is what passes for 'music' these days.

13 posted on 05/02/2014 6:25:36 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: FES0844
Nuns were my role models. Too bad they are extinct.


"Get out, and don’t come back until you’ve redeemed yourselves.”




14 posted on 05/02/2014 6:27:15 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Always nice to have fans on FR..


15 posted on 05/02/2014 6:32:19 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Kaslin
Saint Mary's Institute is the Catholic grade school in my wife's New York hometown, Amsterdam. It is affiliated with Saint Mary's Catholic Church, whose pastor Rev. John Medwid pens the opening to the Saint Mary's Institute annual newsletter. "In September at the opening Mass I officially announced that this was going to be the Year of Our Lady at SMI," the letter began.

How nice. Except that's not what he wrote. There was someone else he had in mind to honor besides the Virgin Mary. "In September at the opening Mass I officially announced that this was going to be the Year of Lady Gaga at SMI." That's what he proclaimed. Apparently during mass, too.

PFL

16 posted on 05/02/2014 6:33:17 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: D-fendr

Even better to have them on Greg West’s website!


17 posted on 05/02/2014 6:49:59 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Not familiar with him.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 7:12:54 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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19 posted on 05/02/2014 7:29:31 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight of Faith")
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To: Squidpup

That is gross. Was this necessary for you to post this?


20 posted on 05/02/2014 10:26:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

It is very “gross” and it was televised on national TV. Every parent or person in authority who promotes this so-called “artist” or any other similar should see this picture and many others I could you point you to.

Its your thread, so you can chose to have it removed, but I felt it supported your OP perfectly.
Regards


21 posted on 05/02/2014 10:40:05 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight of Faith")
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To: D-fendr

You’ve not missed anything...


22 posted on 05/02/2014 10:44:25 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Squidpup

only idiots would watch a channel that show stuff like that. I just hope people changed the channel as soon as she showed up on stage. I doubt it though


23 posted on 05/02/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Elsie

No, not really.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 6:56:12 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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