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Nuns With Music Deal Get Death Threats
ABC News ^ | July 29, 2010

Posted on 07/30/2010 1:39:07 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM

ABC News

Nuns With Music Deal Get Death Threats

Reuters

PARIS

Benedictine nuns from a secluded convent in southern France have received death threats after winning a deal aimed at creating a chart-topping album, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

The nuns from the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation near Avignon had their prayers answered last week after beating 70 other religious orders from North America and Africa to the deal with Universal Music.

The sisters, whose album is set to be released in November, put a clip of their Gregorian chants online, but realized on Tuesday a raft of death threats had been put at the bottom of the clip, La Provence reported on its website.


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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; deaththreat; deaththreats

1 posted on 07/30/2010 1:39:12 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Yeah, I wonder “who” in France, would object to Nuns making music and recording an album.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 1:41:25 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

From whom for what? Did they actually sing that bad? lol


3 posted on 07/30/2010 1:42:39 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I love Plain Chant.


4 posted on 07/30/2010 1:44:02 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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To: La Lydia

Same people who are running the USA now and the same people idiots in the USA elected.


5 posted on 07/30/2010 1:44:06 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

6 posted on 07/30/2010 1:45:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0EFlqOPTTc


7 posted on 07/30/2010 1:46:36 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

How bizarre.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 1:46:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dem Guard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpCgi5tkYxw


9 posted on 07/30/2010 1:49:51 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Nuttin' wrong with that. "Domininque" by the Singing Nun aka Soeur Sourire (Sister Smile, born Jeanine Deckers), of Belgium hit the top 10 in 1963 and outsold Elvis while she was on the charts.

10 posted on 07/30/2010 1:52:08 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

“Dominique -nique -nique s’en allait tout simplement,
Routier, pauvre et chantant.
En tous chemins, en tous lieux,’
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu”


11 posted on 07/30/2010 1:55:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: La Lydia

“Yeah, I wonder “who” in France, would object to Nuns making music and recording an album.”

Are these Nuns members of the “Musician’s Union”?


12 posted on 07/30/2010 1:59:05 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: norraad

“Dominique” by Soeur Sourire actually spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in December, 1963. A few weeks later, another group, also from another country but with a radically different sound, shot to the top of the chart and would stay there for three months.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 2:01:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

She and her companion committed suicide in 1985.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 2:05:33 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: bigbob

Outsold Elvis.....I think that was because he didn’t have anything out at the time.....


15 posted on 07/30/2010 2:07:15 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: agere_contra
From wikipedia (hah hah):

"In 1967, she recorded a song entitled "Glory Be to God for the Golden Pill" — a paean to contraception — under the name Luc Dominique. It was a commercial failure."

Blasphemy is a bad idea ....

16 posted on 07/30/2010 2:12:03 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: agere_contra
She and her FEMALE "companion" ...

Sexual perversion is a bad idea, too.

Governments hounding people for improperly assessed "back taxes" is also a bad idea ...

17 posted on 07/30/2010 2:14:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: La Lydia
Yeah, I wonder “who” in France, would object to Nuns making music and recording an album.

Who says that the threats are from someone in France? Article says the threats were in English.

Plenty of folks in England ... even in USA ... who might be suspected of making such threats.

18 posted on 07/30/2010 2:15:45 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: All

That’s sick. Leave the nuns alone.


19 posted on 07/30/2010 2:30:43 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Wonder if it has anything to do with signing with Lady Gaga.
Singer Lady Gaga has signed a group of signing nuns from the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation monastery near Avignon, France, to her record label. CBSNews.com's Shira Lazar reports. Link.

20 posted on 07/30/2010 2:39:57 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy
That report is a bit misleading. Lady Gaga's record label is Interscope Records, owned by Universal Music Group, and operating as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. Lady Gaga doesn't own Interscope Records. Here are some more accurate headlines:

French nuns become label-mates with Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's record label signs on Benedictine nuns

21 posted on 07/30/2010 2:55:36 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM ("Oh bother," said Pooh, as he chambered another round...)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Thanks for the clarification!


22 posted on 07/30/2010 3:04:27 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That movie popped into my mind when I read the thread title.


23 posted on 07/30/2010 4:36:52 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: Fiji Hill

***A few weeks later, another group, also from another country but with a radically different sound, shot to the top of the chart and would stay there for three months.***

Oh, Oh, let me guess! The SPIDERS! No, no, it was the BUGGS! The FLIES? No? That is a tough one! Man, I’m beat!


24 posted on 07/30/2010 4:41:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Oh, Oh, let me guess! The SPIDERS! No, no, it was the BUGGS! The FLIES? No? That is a tough one! Man, I’m beat!

It might have been the Spiders...

I Didn't Want to Do It--The Spiders
Or the Buggs!
Mersey, Mercy--The Buggs

25 posted on 07/30/2010 7:35:30 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill; Ruy Dias de Bivar
It wasn't the Spiders or the Buggs--it was most likely The Hornets!!!!
26 posted on 07/30/2010 7:58:09 PM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Ironically those sickos have no idea how ineffective those threats are. Do they think the sisters are afraid of death? Not a chance.

I do find it interesting how hostile the evil ones are to Gregorian chant, both inside and outside the church.


27 posted on 07/30/2010 8:22:18 PM PDT by jtal
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To: ArrogantBustard

IIRC she became a slave to fame after the remarkable success of “Dominique”. When she couldn’t reproduce that success she incrasingly despaired until ultimately committing suicide. I don’t think the after effects of worshipping her new god was covered in the feel good movie.

Sorry to be so harsh but I am increasingly convinced that we are in an escalating spiritual was and the evil one is using every human weakness to advance his cause.


28 posted on 07/30/2010 8:27:53 PM PDT by jtal
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
"Nuns With Music Deal Get Death Threats"

Must be one of those 'East Coast" "West Coast" thangs...

Mr. Smalls could not be reached for comments...

29 posted on 07/30/2010 8:27:58 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: jtal
[Soeur Sourire] became a slave to fame after the remarkable success of “Dominique”. When she couldn’t reproduce that success she increasingly despaired until ultimately committing suicide. I don’t think the after effects of worshiping her new god was covered in the feel good movie.

The "feel good" movie came out in 1966, before she really began to stray away from the teachings of her church--and before the problems in her life really became serious.

Sorry to be so harsh but I am increasingly convinced that we are in an escalating spiritual war and the evil one is using every human weakness to advance his cause.

Dominic of Osma, the subject of "Dominique," was a hero of that spiritual war. The song recounts how he fought in the Albigensian Crusade, converted heretics, inspired boys and girls, organized preachers, and traversed Europe from Scandinavia to the Riviera preaching the gospel. The fact a song such as this could go to number one and stay there for nearly a month makes me think that we must have lived in a different galaxy in 1963.

You can listen to the song while reading the lyrics here.

30 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

To be fair, the Dominicans were active in the Holy Inquisition too, being known as the most militant order of the Church before the founding of the Jesuit Order some time later.


31 posted on 07/30/2010 10:33:38 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: bigbob

R-E-S-P-E-C-T tell you what it means to me....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BNYWg3fs34&feature=related


32 posted on 07/30/2010 10:35:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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