And I mean that sincerely. Someone get this woman a Bible, a Catechism, and a copy of “Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women,” and pronto!
Maybe you have seen some of the stories lately where the pop star has claimed that “what the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world.” Gaga made this proclamation while practically down the street from St. Peter’s in Rome, where she was interviewed on Europe1 radio. Apparently, Gaga thinks she can speak for one billion Catholics around the world on matters of faith and morals. Someone call the Vatican press office and let them know the Holy Father can retire peacefully to Bavaria. Lady Gaga has this whole God thing under control.
She was raised Catholic, as was another infamous pop star (Madonna), but somewhere along the way—and the good Lord only knows why—these women were terribly lost and are now completely consumed by the culture of which they are such a big part—and taking millions of impressionable women of all ages down with them. It is frightening to me that Gaga is given such huge platforms from which to spew so much hate toward the faith of her own childhood. And yet she is not unlike so many Christian women I know, even in my own family, who believe that being Godly means you should be able to do whatever you want.
If only people would stop and see what the Church has to say, especially regarding the dignity of the human person. This is what “Wrapped Up” is all about: helping Catholics and other people of faith understand their inherent dignity as created in the image and likeness of God. God’s plan for women and men to live chastely as beloved daughters and sons of the King is not restrictive, but truly liberating.
Teresa is a bestselling author, syndicated talk show host, and motivational speaker with thirty years of broadcasting experience. She hosts the radio program Catholic Connections, and cohosts the new EWTN program, The Catholic View for Women. Her books include Extreme Makeover and Noise.
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