Friday, August 3, 2012

Warsaw Archbishop: Madonna Concert 'Vulgar and Self-Indulgent"

The protest was also held against the timing of the concert in Poland, on the memorial of the murder of 200,000 of their countrymen  in the 1944 uprising against the Germans.

Warsaw (  A Madonna concert on the anniversary of the Warsaw uprising has been condemned by the Polish capital's Archbishop Henryk Hoser in his reflection on the event.  The churchman described the show for the Warsaw radio station as "blasphemous, vulgar and self-indulgent".

The call for the freedom of art with may not justify the "deafening bedlam" on this day.  "There's no excuse for this",  said Hoser according to Polish news agency HAI's report.

Every year Poland recalls its countrymen on August 1st who were murdered when the Nazis put down the uprising.

The correspondence of the Madonna's appearance was criticized by many Poles.  Around 55,000 people supported the protest of the conservative youth organization "Youth Crossing".  They also criticized that the pop star insults the Catholic Faith.

Because of the Catholic protest the Warsaw city council insisted that the singer run a two and a half minute information video on the Polish Uprising of 1944.  This was reported by Cathnews USA.  This also happened to the applause of thousands of fans. [groan]

The national statidum is in the Archdiocese of Warsaw-Praga not far from the Cathedral of Archbishop Hoser.  Already in 2009 the Poles protested against a Madonna concert on the Assumption.  The Catholic Church then declined the Catholic right-wing committee to have a Mass for the protest.  It was not opportune, was the reasoning.

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Anonymous said...

Whats a "Madonna"?? Wait. Don't answer. I doubt I really want to know.

Andrea Ostrov Letania said...

Warsaw Archbishop: Madonna Concert 'Vulgar and Self-Indulgent"



And water is wet.

Aged parent said...

Obviously the real tragedy was that "thousands" attended. That this shrieking nonentity should command such an audience in Catholic Poland sends a chill down my spine.

To those Poles who attended this I offer the words of Hilaire Belloc (words I never tire of quoting):

"We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile."

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

JBQ said...

Looking back, this incident occurred at the tail end of the pontificate of Benedict XVI. The condemnation of decadence is more than obvious. With the election of Pope Francis in 2013, the move toward the acceptance of profligacy showed its ugly head. This now culminates in the current crisis over the acceptance and rehabilitation of Cardinal McCarrick.