Sunday, September 09, 2007

Giving scandal

Okay, somebody's got to ask. How come Luciano Pavarotti got a big Catholic funeral? He was an open adulterer who left his wife after 30 plus years of marriage to marry his girlfriend. I love Pavarotti and hope he repented while he had time but.... didn't it occur to Archbishop Benito Cocchi that this was not a good example to give to people. No wonder young Italians don't bother to go to Mass anymore. You have to say what you mean and mean what you say even with beloved celebrities.

Again, may God have mercy on the maestro's soul.


DigiHairshirt said...

Funerals aren't for the dead, they're for the ones left behind. Perhaps his former spouse wanted it as such to help Pavarotti's soul make it into Purgatory. Consider: Jackie O knew her husband was a philanderer and was the model of class and grace at his Catholic funeral.

Interesting - I read this morning that his former wife and the daughters were in the front row, but not the second wife.

a thorn in the pew said...