A famous pop singer dies (say a prayer, please). He is a wannabe “Christian” (I believe born Mormon, then converted to Jehova’s Witness; definitely not a Christian, then…) with a rather strong appetite for fornication and a lot of things besides. The world adores him for his raunchy (and, I add, more than vaguely camp) image. Whilst apparently a “social conservative” of (some) sort, he certainly embodies much of what is wrong with our times.
President Obama is full of praise. In the usual bout of effeminate emotionalism, buildings are turning purple. The world media have this as a huge story.
Mother Angelica died weeks ago. A real example of Christian virtue, she died a serene death in the midst of excruciating suffering. A wonderful example of integrity and virtue for every Christian, every believer, even every atheist. Mother Angelica certainly embodied the criticism of what is wrong with our times.
Can’t recall a word of President Obama about her. Only the Catholic world really noticed. There were no big secular headlines for one of the most significant US figure of the last half century.
The world will love his own.