This Is Utterly Inappropriate.
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.