Vatican newspaper pays tribute to Bono, U2
Catholic World News - January 05, 2010
A week after reviewing books devoted to the Beatles and Rolling Stones, Gaetano Vallini has examined the bibilical themes found in the lyrics of the Irish rock band U2, whose principal vocalist and lyricist is Bono. In his article, which appears the January 4-5 edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Vallini reviews Andrea Morandi’s new book U2: The Name of Love and discusses references to the Psalms, Habbakuk, the Magnificat, and other biblical passages in Bono’s works.
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Posted by: Ancilla Domini -
Jan. 06, 2010 4:41 PM ET USA
Whence the OR's infatuation wtih pop-culture? Only a couple years ago it was accurately reviewing the Dark Materials novels as anti-Christian, but this year is fawning over every cultural icon available: Michael Jackson, Harry Potter, Easy Rider. It's starting to resemble a graying paunchy 50-something dressing down and using slang to try to look cool for the kids. Sorry guys, eschewing maturity and some focus on the actual Faith doesn't make you more relevant, it makes you a laughingstock.