Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Like A Prayer for Albino Assasins -- Madonna and Opus Dei???

Hello, Coffee Talkers!

I am taking a brief commercial break from the series about Mary to talk about the 'creative journalism' that has spread through the blogosphere like wildfire -- has Madonna abandoned Kabbalah for Opus Dei?

A few thoughts --

1. who cares?
2. Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church that helps people seek holiness in their work and ordinary activities [gasp!], so if she's interested in the movement, good for her.
3. from personal experience, I can attest to the fact that Opus Dei is not some sort of freaky secret sect, and the claims of the Da Vinci Code were largely baseless and ridiculous, so even if the story was true, it becomes far less interesting when you understand anything about the reality of Opus Dei.
4. apparently, press representatives for Opus Dei and Madonna have said that the story is totally untrue.

But still kind of entertaining, right? Here are my two faves of all the blogs and stories I saw about this, first from Catholic Vote and next from Creative Minority Reports.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Peace and all good,

1 comment:

  1. I love Catholic Vote and Creative Minority Report. What is intriguing me about this whole thing is that while Madonna studied Kabbalah she wasn't Jewish. Perhaps she thinks that she can be a "student" of Opus Dei without being Catholic?

    I love how the report talks about how "secret" Opus Dei was made famous by the DaVinci Code. I wasn't aware that God was such a secret. ;)