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Vatican newspaper commemorates 40th anniversary of Beatles’ break-up

April 12, 2010

The April 10 edition of L’Osservatore Romano included a column commemorating the 40th anniversary of the break-up of the Beatles. Paying tribute to the Beatles’ “magical creative alchemy,” Giuseppe Fiorentino and Gaetano Vallini write that the “value of their musical inheritance” is “inestimable.”


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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Apr. 13, 2010 9:47 AM ET USA

    As debatably good as their music was, the Beatles were part of the psychological warfare campaign against traditional morality known as the 1960s and the Sexual Revolution. L'Osservatore Romano should not be honoring them. Can't we just put the overrated 60s to rest? Oh wait, the self-indulgent and self-absorbed Baby Boomers won't let us!

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Apr. 12, 2010 7:50 PM ET USA

    ". . . and no religion, too . . ." Yes, I loved their music while growing up, but I'd hardly consider it a fitting topic for such raptures of praise in a Catholic newspaper. Ditto their praise for Easy Rider. These guys are too caught up in the secular culture for their own good--or ours.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Apr. 12, 2010 11:35 AM ET USA

    "Imagine there's no heaven. . ."