Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

Lindsay Lohan uses Pope Francis to promote new song

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Lindsay Lohan posted a meme which shows an altered image of Pope Francis holding up a copy of her debut album “Speak”. She captioned it, “Blessed Be The Fruit”. Read more Related Posts:Mislabeled  photo shows Pope Benedict, not Pope Francis Pope Francis photographed with Holocaust survivors,…Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical set to musicPope Francis gets a new Read more

Catholic pop music group conquers Africa

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Master Just and Barabas, both Catholics musicians, credit “God’s plan” for the success of their musical duo, Toofan. The Toofan story started in Togo in 2005 when the two football- and music-loving adolescents hired out a small studio with little more than a microphone and a computer to record their first hit, “Eperviers.” Continue reading Read more

Paul McCartney saw God during drug trip

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Former Beatle Paul McCartney believes he once saw God during a drug trip. In an interview with the UK, Sunday Times 76-year-old star said he was “humbled” by the experience. Read more Related Posts:Pope’s September trip schedule shows no post-surgery…Rotorua’s John Paul College orders independent…Vatican ambassador to Iraq has COVID: Concerns mount…’Foreign Minister’s’ Moscow visit Read more

Why does U2 irk so many people? Their struggle for pop hits and social justice

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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“They only want you to be the one thing,” Mick Jagger once told the novelist William Gibson. He was referring to his own acting career. It is odd to imagine a celebrity icon millionaire presumably so close to the heart of rock and roll speaking so wistfully of thwarted ambition, as if he once had Read more

Can you tell your pop lyrics from the wisdom of the theologians?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Some people are offended when pop music is played in the liturgy. But how good are you at telling the difference between pop song lyrics and theological gems? Take the test Related Posts:The liturgical medium is the messageBrown Sugar: why the Rolling Stones are right to…Call for better music at Mass‘Imagine’ at 50: Why John Lennon’s Read more

The provocative faith of Lady Gaga

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Today’s Super Bowl halftime show will undoubtedly be a provocative spectacle, but it will also be a form of religious devotion for some. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta will step on the world’s biggest stage as Lady Gaga, the Catholic schoolgirl turned chart-topper. Along with the electropop and theatricality, she will deliver an overt, yet often Read more

Ray Columbus’ career began in church

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Five years ago, Ray Columbus was interviewed by RNZ host Chris Laidlaw, and spoke of mods, family, Christopher Columbus and how the band’s style started in church. As a young man, Ray had wanted to be a priest. He said he thought he had a strong moral conviction, but it was also the way they Read more

Mumford & Sons — hootenanny for the soul

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

“Listen to the words,” the young woman behind me stage-whispered to her chatty date. “Are you listening?” He wasn’t. But I was and so was most of the rapt, standing-room-only crowd that crammed the Greek Theatre at University of California, Berkeley, for the second of three sold-out Mumford & Sons concerts in late May. This Read more