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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Imagine That! Blending Pop Culture with Pope Culture

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Argentine actress and singer Martina Stoessel, who portrays Disney Channel's "Violetta", sits in the Paul VI Audience Hall to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 a few hours before the inter-religious soccer match for peace.

The soccer match, called by Pope Francis to promote dialogue and peace among different religions, took place at Rome's Olympic stadium later that day.

Here Pope Francis poses with his soccer ball, his potted tree and the players in the Paul VI Audience Hall before the match:soccer francis
And below is the pre kick-off performance, complete with the Argentine singer's rendition of the Marxist anthem, "Imagine", written by John Lennon and featuring the famous lyrics: "Imagine there's no heaven/It's easy if you try. No hell below us/Above us only sky.  Imagine there's no countries/It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for/And no religion too." 

Please, Holy Father, our children have been scandalized enough by their priests and shepherds without the Pope himself endorsing the dangerous political message of the hippy rockers of yesterday and, at the same time, blessing such gratuitous exploitation of little girls dressed like prostitutes, dancing like strippers, and leading children further into the highly sexualized and degenerate world of pop culture:

Catholic parents all across the world, Holiness, are working day and night to keep our children out of the clutches of the perverse abusers of children and destroyers of innocence in the pop music industry.  This is not helping.

For God's sake and the sake of our children, please stop using the Chair of St. Peter to offer tacit approval to this Godless rot which is so offensive to Our Lady and so injurious to purity, holiness and the pursuit of sanctity.

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.