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Sinead Doesn't Like Pope Francis

The pop star who became a former pop star when she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, Sinead O'Connor is now reportedly going after Pope Francis and saying that the Church is doomed and the papacy is anti-Christian. I know how heartbreaking this must be for Catholics who so look to former pop stars for spiritual advice.

“I guess I wish everyone the very best, I don’t know very much about [Francis] so I’m not going to rush to judge him . . . but I would say he has a scientifically impossible task because all religion, but certainly the Catholic Church, is really a house built on sand, and it’s drowning in a sea of conditional love, and therefore it can’t survive,” she said

“The office of pope itself is an anti-Christian office. The idea that Christ needs a representative is laughable and blasphemous . . . . we need to rescue God from religion, all religion. They’ve become a smokescreen.”

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Jay Anderson said...

The spam is strong with this one.

Matthew A. Siekierski said...

Nothing like using metaphors that you wouldn't know if it weren't for the Catholic Church to attack the Catholic Church.

Sinead, the Church has survived for nearly 2000 years. I'm pretty certain it'll outlast you (at least, here on Earth. Hopefully you'll be with God in Heaven for all eternity.)

Too many people don't understand what unconditional love really is. It's not acceptance of all behavior. It's not tolerating sin. It's loving someone enough to tell them "what you're doing is harmful to your eternal soul". It's loving someone so much that you want them to get to Heaven, and are willing to take steps to help them get there. Affirming someone in their sin is not "love".

Ellen said...

Well of course she doesn't. I'd be very surprised if she did.

Katalina said...

Why bother with this has-been of a singer and her views on Pope Francis and the Church in general. It is a waste of time and space. Instead of talking about her why not instead mention and remind your readers that today is the 8th anniversary of the election of the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI coming as it always does just a few days after his 86th birthday. Many seem to think that because he resigned its not even worth mentioning. It is because John Paul II's death anniversary was talked about recently. He is being treated as irrelevant now.

Mack Hall, HSG said...

Sineade...Sineade...isn't that a nasal decongestant?

God bless our holy fathers Benedict and Francis, who pray for all of us daily.

- Mack in Texas

Dymphna said...

Sinead is nuttier than a rat in an outhouse. The kindest thing is to just ignore the poor thing.

Proteios1 said...

A translation of her statement was found..."please pay attention to me! I'm irrelevant and desparate. Pleeeeease. No one knows who I am. Bad press is better than none! Pay attention to me!"
Or something close to that. My four year old does the same thing.

Subvet said...

(yawn)

TheRani said...

LOL. As if God needs rescuing from anything! God loves us all unconditionally. The Church is here to teach us how to love Him back. And Jesus himself said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments."

Iowa Mike said...

Sinead....who the he#! cares what she thinks....yikes!

John H. Graney said...

"we need to rescue God from religion, all religion. They’ve become a smokescreen."

God is quite capable of rescuing Himself, if He wishes, and if He so wished, He would've done it already.

God needs us to rescue Him! WOW.

fr jim said...

c'mon, y'all have taken her words out of context!
this quote came right after the Denver 420 pot rally. see, now, do you understand the 'smoke-screen!" oh, wait, maybe you do.....in that case...never mind...keep moving along, nothing to see here, keep moving ladies & gents, boys & girls...

Rachel Watkins said...

If you have seen any other headlines about her (married, not married, married again - all with the same guy, over several weeks) I'm not sure she likes anyone anymore - especially herself.

Anonymous said...

Really, who cares what Sinead thinks? Too much celebrity worship in our society.

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten who she was. I didn't recognize the name until I read the article. Who cares what that Has Been thinks.

RoccoVicente said...

Everyone who has commented on your statement, Sinead does love you, believe it or not. If we did not then we have chosen to ignore Jesus' command to love our enemies. We are not allowed to pick and choose from a menu of Christ's teachings.

Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Sinead, then you're not a representative of Christ by your own stated principle. So what gives you the right to judge who is really pro-Christian or anti-Christian?

Victor R. Claveau said...

Who cares what O'Connor says about the Church. I would think you have better things to report. Raise your sights Matt.

Deacon Tom Lang said...

I find this to be extremely offensive since to be a "former pop star" one would had to have once been a "pop star." I do not believe there exists any convincing evidence of that.

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Her views have a name: Protestantism.

Anonymous said...

The Catholic Church has outlasted all governments, kings, and other foes. No doubt will outlast this little assault. Pope Francis will lead the way in praying for lost souls such as this one.

Melchi said...

Why should I care about what an alcoholic drugatic lesbian has to say about the Pope.... She's wortheless any way and has a very disturbing and miserable life !

Anonymous said...

What was the question?
Gene Henley
Roman Catholic

Anonymous said...

For a while she was saying the traditional Latin Mass. I do mean "saying" not offering as she is, after all, a she and the Old Catholic bishop who tried to ordain her must have been from the looney farm.

Anonymous said...

and happy to say she is not has been any more :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvYkzagZKtw

Anonymous said...

i think she s right-God loves unconditionally, Vatican't loves conditionally.God does not need "representatives". smoke screen it is!!!

Anonymous said...

It is very simple. Remove the Catholic Faith and what do you have? Hell on earth!!!

By the way, Sinead, Satan does exist whether you like it or not. Just look in the mirror and you'll see pain, confusion and distortion everywhere.

Also, there is living proof. Study the lives of the saints from one generation to the next.

Malia

Anonymous said...

She has a right to think as she does. The more she fights and tries to find negativeity the closer she is getting to accept that God is with us to the end of time. Just give her time to rethink and donot condemm.God loves her also. See Matthew last verse vicky

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

The Catholic Church has outlasted all governments, kings, and other foes. No doubt will outlast this little assault.

But it will not outlast the judgement of a holy, righteous God unless it repents of its institutional arrogance, monarchistic trappings and infatuation with wealth, power and secular prestige. If Pope Francis cannot encourage such repentance, then he is less than worthless.

Clinton said...

Joseph D'Hippolito, on other blogs you've admitted that you've left
the Church. I've got to wonder, in light of your apostasy, why do you
feel the need to pontificate on what the Church should or should not
do?

Crispin Dannug said...

Christian kindness for Sinead. We know her difficult life, the great trials and disappointments she went through. Her witness to Jesus--if you call it that--is her appointment as a priest in the Irish Independent Catholic Church (not in communion with Rome). Her statement against Pope Francis is therefore of no moment. Let's pray for her conversion to the true Chrch.

Anonymous said...

If ever there was proof that marijuana addles ones brain, poor Sinead is proof positive.

She says "so I’m not going to rush to judge him . ." then does just that!

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Clinton, I'm not an apostate. The Catholic Church is. Go do an Internet search on Pope Leo XIII's vision, then get back to me.

Besides, have you ever heard of the First Amendment?

lajmh said...

Oh, that's a big surprise. I will support Sinead when she comes home.

I would rather focus on REAL (devout) Catholic celebrities-the dead and the living. There are many...let's start with Bob Newhart, Ricardo Montalban, Jack Haley (who shares my OWN birthday)...

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised and disappointed by many of you. Don't you see that Sinead is just another soul searching for God? How could she ever find Him here, with all these uncharitable comments?

Matthew Siekierski is right: the problem is that people don't get what unconditional love really is. It's loving someone enough to tell them what they don't want to hear but need to hear, even if that means they won't like you anymore. It's sacrifice.

Let's pray for her to see this.

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