Grammys confirm that anti-Catholicism is still in vogue

Two words came to my mind after watching Nicki Minaj’s bizarre exorcism hip-hop performance (click at your own risk) on last night’s Grammy Awards: talentless and coward.

From a mock confession, to the use of our sacred music (O Come Let us Adore Him), to an altar boy knelt in prayer between the legs of a half-dressed dancer, the Grammy’s confirmed America’s last acceptable prejudice.

When it was over, the host, LL Cool J smoothly introduced the next act without even the slightest comment.

Sadly, there’s nothing new about pop stars combining sex and Catholic imagery. True, Madonna lost a Pepsi contract for donning stigmata and dirty dancing with St. Martin de Porres in a music video (click at your own risk). But that was more than 20 years ago and hundreds of “artistic” affronts against the Catholic Church later.

By now, Catholics are used to these insults. Crucifixes in urine, defaced Madonnas, and tasteless jokes about our beloved pope. When offended, we complain to each other in emails. We pray for our kids and the state of what passes for culture these days. And we hope for at least a press release from Bill Donohue of the Catholic League the next day.

There’s nothing avant garde or artistically brave about attacking the Church.

The Catholic Church doesn’t issue fatwas.



  • mah

    I wonder if this sacraliges woman has ANY idea what she has done…
    All for the sale of music she has taken what is sacred and turned it into a mockery which will not go unnoticed by her Creator. She has judged and condemned herself and the justice of Gods’ mighty right hand will strike her down. Extremely sad situation.

  • Kathy

    God have mercy on their souls. To mock the Catholic Church is to mock Jesus and Him giving the keys (His Church) to Peter. There has been a succession of popes from Peter to today.

  • Eric

    I am not Catholic, but I am truly sorry and sad that your faith was/is ridiculed. It is completely inappropriate. Your church does so many wonderful things. Keep it up!

  • Name *Cath complain to her


    VH1 (who wishes it was MTV) has a poll going about the performance. Currently, 54% say the performance was offensive. Make it more!

  • Joe M

    I stopped watching the Grammys, Emmys, Oscars and other Church of Liberal Orthodoxy ceremonies years ago.

    • Jeannene M

      Me too! Just a bunch of nonsense.



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