Daily Archives: March 22, 2014
“In all the villages of Nigeria, there are women who have no education and girls who do not attend school. They can not read or write, but they have the morning after pill . When they are questioned, they know which pill they have when to take abort. How can that be? Who tells them that and gives them the morning after pill, pushing it into her hand? It is the western governmental and non-governmental organizations that impose their ideas on us. And these ‘values’ mean birth control. This is worth much money and effort from the West. And why do they do that? To ensure that our government gets international economic aid, they must accept this Western policy. But that is called coercion. A culture and a mentality is imposed that is not ours, for we Nigerians not despise life.” They attempt this by way of an ideological indoctrination but specifically from the outside to manipulate the minds of the people in Nigeria.
These words are from Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos and President of the Nigerian Bishops’ Conference. Nigeria is the Country where Boko Haram massacres Christians like there’s no tomorrow – I have written here, where I also linked to Andrew Klavan’s always useful “sensitivity training”, “how to behave during an Islamic massacre” – but where the West seems most concerned with letting abortion pills reach every freaking village, and screeching like an offended Trannie whenever Christian legislation is enacted.
The Archbishop explains very clearly what the deal is: if you want to have the help to alleviate your economic misery, you will have to teach your girls the anti-values of the West. If you are Christian, you must be bad. Uganda received the same treatment.
Alas, someone should tell the Archbishop that he is “obsessing” about both homosexuality and abortion; that getting “out there” and reeking of Western rot is absolutely fundamental, particularly if the sheep in the “outskirts” do the same; that in the new “time of mercy” new accents must be set; that he should, erm, (cough), always consider the “individual circumstances”; and that if sodomites “search the Lord” and “have good will”, who is he to judge?
Perhaps the Archbishop will be visited by Father Volpi after the latter’s current demolition project has been brought to an end?
You never know. The time of mercy looks like a time of bullying of everything orthodox indeed.
then this is inappropriate, too
I do not know the stupid details of this certainly stupid TV transmission. What I see:
1) tattooed people;
2) people making the horns
3) A nun making the horns
4) Other nuns behaving like teenies considered stupid by her own classmates.
5) A fully secular song, that no amount of “but she means to give everything to God” can hide. With this mentality, Sister could have sung “like a virgin”.
6) “Ho un dono, ve lo dono”, my foot. You're a nun, Sister. You are supposed to spend your time praying and helping, not jumping around like you're on cocaine.
7) “Non capisco piu' niente”, says Raffaella Carra', “I can't understand anything anymore”. She obviously can't understand (I mean, she says so) how a nun can behave in that way. She is not the only one.
This is utterly, utterly inappropriate. This is not a nun singing Schubert's “Ave Maria”. This here is, or appears to be, fully invested in the world; choking full of its vanity and stupidity in its most vain, and most stupid form.
Like Francis, she chooses popularity. The sign of the horns, though certainly not understood in all its gravity, is a massive giveaway of this desire to be like the ones of the other side of the nunnery; to be liked by them, to share their values, their songs, their gestures; to be, in a word, one of them.
The way she jumps around is probably the most embarrassing thing of them all, or at least it is the biggest giveaway.
Nothing against priests or nuns who sing. By all means, give us beautiful sacred music, make us feel inspired. Sell millions of copies. Make World Catholicism Tours. “Nuns For Unborn Babies”, that would be a good title for a sacred song collection. One is for me.
But in everything, never forget that you are a priest, a nun, a religious sister; that your life has been given to Christ; that this giggling and screaming and jumping around is utterly inappropriate for nuns; and I am not talking only of the one on stage here, but of the other screaming girlies, too.
The world saw, and laughed. It laughed in the same way as he laughs when Francis dons the clown's nose. It's the condescending smile of victory.
“Look, a nun makes an ass of herself. It's soooo funny”.
Sister Christina should reflect long and hard on her vocation.
What's next? A nun twerking to give witness of the beauty of creation?
“I don't understand anything anymore”, says Raffaella Carra'.
The only sensible words in the eight minutes of the video.