Madonna in the music video for 'Like a Prayer', in one of the most controversial scenes, displaying the burning crosses, via WikipediaA civil war raging in Syria. The Eurozone crisis causing financial chaos. US spies rummaging through Europeans’ private lives. Youth unemployment all through the continent.

One would think Europe has a lot of problems that really need to be solved. And a bunch of European exorcists are getting together to solve some of Europe’s woes. But as the (UK) Telegraph reports, among the problems they’re taking on, is … of all things … Madonna (WebCite cached article):

Long the scourge of the Catholic Church, Madonna has often triggered Christian ire, once going through a mock crucifixion during one her stage shows.

Now her music and shows will come under the scrutiny of priests trained in the art of defeating demons, treating satanic possession and looking for the devil in a section of the conference dedicated to finding evil in popular culture.

“Part of the conference is dedicated to the hidden subliminal message in communication, and the choice of this subject was inspired by the woman who dares to call herself Madonna,” said Father Andrzej Grefkowic, an exorcist and one of the organisers of the conference. “We’ve been worried about her concerts.”

I hate to break it to the good Reverend, but “Madonna” is not a moniker the musician/dancer/actress appropriated for herself as an insult to the Virgin Mary. It’s the first name she was born with.

In any event, I just love how, with lots of crises wracking Europe or raging near its borders, the real problem to be faced, is Madonna, along with the horrific scourges of body piercings, tattoos, and — yes! — magic shows:

Father Grefkowic also warned of a growing risk from Satan, highlighting the increasing popularity of tattoos, body piercing, horoscopes and magic shows as ways evil could corrupt people.

Curiously, they’re not addressing the fact that religionism can corrupt people. And they’re also not addressing the Catholic clerical child-abuse scandal. Oh well.

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  • jocuri100

    Madonna is apologizing for using a racial slur to speak about her white kid on Instagram.

    On Friday nighttime, she listed a photograph of her 13-year-old son Rocco boxing and chosen a hashtag that contained an adaptation of the n-word.

    When fans objected, she defiantly called these haters, still in a press release to The Associated Press on Saturday she was contrite, telling: “Forgive me.”

    Madonna mentioned she is not a racist and she did not actually mean to use the expression as a slur yet knows there is not any way to defend its use. She said she used it as a phrase of endearment.

    She stated she apologizes whether it presented the incorrect feeling.

    Aside from Rocco, Madonna has three other children, as well as 2 black colored children adopted from the African country Malawi.

    • OK, so Madonna is an uncouth, risque celebrity prone to non-apology apologies. Why is that a big deal? In the end, who really cares?

      In my blog post I started off listing some of the problems Europe faces, which are very real and haven't been resolved since July when I posted it. So I ask, again … why is Madonna of such grave concern to Poland's Catholic exorcists? They must have better things to do with their time. Maybe they need to start doing them instead of throwing tantrums about celebrities.