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Pop singers to perform before papal Mass at Madison Square Garden

September 14, 2015

Popular singers will entertain the crowd at Madison Square Garden before a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on September 25, the New York Times reports.

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The entertainers booked for the event include Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Hudson, and Harry Connick Jr.


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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Sep. 19, 2015 3:09 PM ET USA

    Wouldn't it have been far more appropriate to have a prelude of Gregorian Chant and Polyphony? It would really set the tone for the Holy Sacrifice as well as bring calm and peace and transcendence to the public ceremony.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Sep. 15, 2015 11:44 PM ET USA

    Good idea,Jesus would have also enjoyed the "pop" singers of his day, don't ya think?

  • Posted by: I am Canadian! - Sep. 15, 2015 12:39 AM ET USA

    What the fuss! Why is Matt Maher not in this group? He is a very popular, very catholic Contemporary Christian musician.

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Sep. 14, 2015 7:00 PM ET USA

    Oh gosh! Just what we need! A rock "concert".

  • Posted by: MAG - Sep. 14, 2015 6:14 PM ET USA

    Par for the course Cardinal "Bravo"... The Faithful should avoid this entire spectacle for its grave evil: conflating entertainment with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.