Sometimes it’s difficult to pray for certain people. Yet pray we must. In fact, it’s all the more reason to.
This is true with the rich and the famous, as well as average but errant “Janes” and “Joes.”
Take the “mega-star” singer Madonna. For decades now, she had walked all over the Church she was raised in, wearing religious items as if they were mere avant-garde bling, staging salacious videos in church settings (including most recently at an altar, in Sicily, with a snake), and in one case, for a music video, traipsing about another church in witchy costume, replete with black candles; basically, occult pole dancing.
Madonna’s latest claim to fame (read: publicity stunt) was a Tik-Tok video that seemed show her face metamorphosed into something or someone else. Initially famous as quite the hetero, she now appeared to be announcing she was “gay. As intended, it grabbed a few headlines.
We don’t like to publish disturbing visages, but a picture is worth many words and brings up an old prediction (source long forgotten) that as times become more intense, faces will transform into the demonic or angelic behind a person.
And yes, it’s gossipy; hopefully not judgmental. We can’t judge the innermost person. But “celebrity” like this should not even exist. But what caught one’s attention was how similar Madonna’s face looked to another “celebrity” who has also besmirched Christianity, even calling an album “Anti-Christ, Superstar.” He is an honorary priest in the Church of Satan.
Prayer need indeed.
His stage name? A clever amalgam of “Marilyn” (as in Marilyn Monroe) and “Manson ” (yes, as in Charles). He apparently wants to be a concoction of those two disparate personalities (or, like Madonna — whose name is her actual birth nomen — simply seeks to shock and garner publicity).
Manson, like Madonna, has morphed totally into androgyny.
These are folks our young — and now many who no longer are so young — have followed, if not idolized.
Madonna recently dedicated a song to “Popey wopey” (joking that the Pontiff is stalking her).
One hates to even give it air.
And this has become almost quaint, compared to a “Reptilian Christian Christ Violence punk band” that blasphemes Jesus and bathes people (again, forgive us) in blood.
The Lord rebuke you!
But exposure to air is what often breaks an infection. (Is a demon manifesting?)
Here, Ms. Madonna, is how you should pose with a snake:
Madonna versus the Madonna. The Lord rebuke you, Satan! And, again, subjects for prayer.
This month of the Rosary, let us say one not only for celebrities who use rosary beads as part of a costume, and like so many are now playing a gender game, but for the many who, following their campy lead, have been caught by or rubbed up against the “famous” auras and knowingly or unknowingly could use cleansing (as we all, at various times in our lives, perhaps have) from real spiritual contamination.
[Michael Brown online retreat, October 29: an update on society, spiritual conflict, the angelic battles in the unseen realms]