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Pop singer ridicules Catholicism in Grammy Awards show

Catholic World News - February 13, 2012

Pop singer Nicki Minaj mocked the Catholic Church in an elaborate song routine during the Grammy Awards show.

Minaj appeared alongside a man who was dressed like the Pope, and dancers wearing what appeared to be liturgical vestments. Her song “Roman Holiday” included a scene in a confessional, an apparent parody of exorcism, lyrics ridiculing the Church, and a few choral lines from the Christmas carol, “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Feb. 14, 2012 7:30 PM ET USA

    She got her 15 minutes of "fame",with no death threats,of course. She was belittling Catholicism.

  • Posted by: MontanaPadre - Feb. 14, 2012 9:10 AM ET USA

    I'm so glad I don't even start to watch these shows. I keep it simple EWTN, FoxNews and the Outdoor Channel. This provides for faith, news and entertainment that does not make it a habit to attack the church.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Feb. 13, 2012 11:30 PM ET USA

    'The medium is the message', or, 'you are known by your enemies' What an embarrassment it would be if these people liked us.

  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Feb. 13, 2012 10:10 PM ET USA

    Let me be honest here, she ridiculed herself more than anything else. I have not heard anyone say anything positive about that 'performance'. It was despicable in its mockery. But even had the 'performance' included a different storyline, it was horrible still. My teenage daughter would refer to this as an 'Epic Fail'.

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