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Monday, November 9, 2015

"Wake Up!" The Rock of Peter is a Rolling Stone Featured

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Dear God, help us.

A whole slew of the doctrine-lite and emotion-overload homilies of Pope Francis have found their way into the Pope's first rock-pop album released in Italy last Friday (November 6, 2015).

The ghastly thing is called “Wake Up!”, which somehow seems appropriate given that it should serve as a fairly effective wake-up call for Catholics everywhere.

That’s right, time to wake up to the fact that the Catholic Church has suffered a coup d’état at the highest levels and that the bride of Christ now finds herself held hostage by a cabal of modernists who intend to permanently disfigure her face, refashioning it in the image and likeness of the modern world.

The Catholic-bashing Rolling Stone magazine is all “down with this”, of course, noting on its website that it is “proud to premiere” Wake Up! by Pope Francis. The magazine  enthusiastically promotes a couple of tracks as teasers for the 11-track Vatican-approved extravaganza of screaming guitars, Latin rhythms, hip-hop beats and papal rap.

Rolling Stone offers its highest praise for the album’s title track, “Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!” which is Pope Francis addressing a South Korean audience in English last year amid "atmospheric synths, trumpeting horns and skyscraping electric guitars reminiscent of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.”

Let’s think about that for a moment. Rolling Stone—the notoriously pro-sexual revolution, pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion pop culture magazine of record—can’t say enough good things about Pope Francis. Nothing to see here?

Hold on, Jimmy!  Its editors say nothing at all about being moved by the Pope's teachings and homilies to amend their ways or follow Christ. Just the opposite, in fact. Rolling Stones hails Francis for moving beyond those antiquated and divisive teachings of the Church that are so detested by cool kids everywhere, in the Church and out:

On Wake Up!, Pope Francis speaks to the listener in Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese over 11 tracks to address issues like peace, dignity, environmental concerns and helping those most in need. . .

It's Pope Francis' belief that every person should be treated with love and respect, a message that has made him universally loved after critics chastised the Catholic Church for alienating its base and the world outside the Vatican with hardened views.

Ah, yes, those “hardened views” of Holy Mother Church, so obscene to the enlightened ones at Rolling Stone magazine. Those hateful rules. Those evil dogmas. Those Catholic fundamentals rightly abominated by cultural revolutionaries everywhere and now, according to Rolling Stone, abandoned and shunned by Pope Francis. 

The Catholic Church finally "got with it, man!"

'We love this pope', says the magazine that's been cranking out Christophobic rot since November 9, 1967.


Can you see it-- I mean, that little white flag flying high over St. Peter’s in Rome? It’s the flag of surrender in the global culture war, and like Jagger and Bowie, the world, the flesh and the devil are dancin' in the street.

What else needs to be said about this disastrous pontificate but that it’s most enthusiastic support comes from the most outspoken critics of Catholic moral theology in the world today.

Here’s a bit of “Wake Up”.

Well, it's better than Miley. Right? Please,  let's wake up, shall we?  "Wake Up!" is the soundtrack for the ongoing abomination of desolation in the Church. If Catholics are not particularly bothered by this--well, God help them. Their brainwashing training session is nearly complete, and they're now graduating into the New Church. They've lost their sensus catholicus completely, and all they have to
 do now is ignore the following mumbo-jumbo and keep on rockin' in the real world:

“If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.” (John, Chapter 15)


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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.