Thursday, March 20, 2014

Suor Cristina - Sister Act?


With the Novus Ordo church everything is surreal.  When you have changed all the sacraments and the highlight is a man-centered Novus Ordo Missae what else is expected?  Last night on an Italian television program named The Voice of Italy there appeared a singing nun.  Suor Cristina or Sister Cristina formerly Cristina Scuccia is Sicilian and twenty-five years old.  She currently lives in Milan where she is a Ursuline nun of the Holy Family.  Suor Cristina has dreamed since childhood of becoming a professional singer.  It was music that originally attracted her to the convent.  In 2008 the Ursuline nuns were having tryouts for a musical which Cristina happened to chance upon.  At the time she was in rebellion against the Novus Ordo church but she was cast in the part of a sister and she fell in love with being a nun.  This isn't the first time she has appeared on television.  Franco Simone, Cristina's music teacher, had a television program, Star Rose Academy, in which he invited her to compete on.  From that previous experience she went on to the Good News Festival 2013 which she won. Finally Suor Cristina appears on The Voice of Italy which we will briefly discuss.

(Suor Cristina performing Alicia Key's No One)

The following quotes have been translated from the Italian to English and are not perfect as we didn't have a transcript to work from nor the time to transcribe everything said but it does give the reader an idea of how the Italian judges and Suor Cristina view the Novus Ordo church.

After finishing singing with the crowd standing and chanting, "sister, sister, sister..." the judges said what they thought of Suor Cristina in hopes of getting her to choose to be on one of their singing teams...

"You're the sister I'm the uncle, if you sing in church on Sundays with the donations they can 
avoid paying the taxes, if I found you as a child when I went to church, I would be Pope! 
You and I are unbeatable, we are the devil and holy water, you have to come with me." 
- J-Ax -

 "Good evening sister, but are you really a nun? How did it enter your mind to come on
The Voice ...? I do not understand anything, your welcome to choose."
- Raffaella Carra -

 "When I turned around I thought I had a vision problem, I also like the choice of 
the modern song, I am holy water like you, we are an 
 impeccable duo, do not choose the devils."
- Noemi -

"I still have not woken up from when I turned around, I'm pinching myself, you're 
amazing, can you imagine what it would be if we are in the same team 
together, let's make holes in the ground, call it what 
you would like my mother, go in peace."
- Piero Pelu -

Who do you think Suor Cristina chose?

She picked J-Ax who flashed the 'corna' or 'devil horns' before he hugged her.  As she relates, "I had promised myself that I would chose the first (judge) to turn around."

(Italian rapper J-Ax flashing devil horns.)
(How religious are treated in the Novus Ordo church.)
(Fellow nuns cheer on Sister Cristina.)
(Suor Cristina giving the devil horns.)

When asked why she was on The Voice of Italy she replied of her fellow nuns who were behind the stage "they have been pushing me to participate."

Suor Cristina also said,

"I'm a nun very true, I came to The Voice because 
I have a gift I give you."

"Because he (Francis) invites us to go out, to evangelize, 
to say that God does not detract, in fact 
gives us even more. I'm here for this."

Raffaella Carra asked, "What do you believe the Vatican thinks of you?"

Suor Cristina replied, "I hope Pope Francis calls me now!" 

Can you believe this is what passes for a religious in the Novus Ordo church?  Nuns used to go to Mass,  pray, teach in catholic schools, perform corporal acts of mercy like feeding the poor, and helping the sick.  Suor Cristina is a reflection of the several past leaders of the Novus Ordo church but none more than Francis.  She really thinks she is doing God's work on this earth by going on television and singing rock 'n roll pop tunes!  This is where the S.S. Novus Ordo takes you along its voyage towards its final destination, Apostasy!  Let us pray for Cristina Scuccia with the intention she finds the Faith and saves her soul for all eternity.
 
(Cristina Scuccia with her teacher Franco Simone.)
(Suor Cristina's appearance on Good News Festival 2013)

***** See our 22 March 2014 update *****

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33 comments:

  1. A great and pure personality over the virtuous talent: a positive artist that does well both to the artistic world of the mass media, that to that spiritual of the humanity. She can be exceptional singer and also parallelly continue a honest and pure spiritual walk. Good Sister Cristina Scuccia! Marvelous voice and solar personality blessed by God! Very good work of the singer and songwriter coach Franco Simone !
    Here they are in the italian show "Dizionario dei sentimenti" of Franco Simone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whuKBvjgOpk

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  2. So you would suggest we hide her away in a cloistered order? Should she hide her gift under a bushel basket?

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    1. Why should she be cloistered Steve? Why should she hide her gift? We suggested neither. Perhaps you should look up what vows a nun takes. Poverty, obedience, and chastity. In her life she is to imitate Jesus and His mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. Could you see either one throwing the devil horns and squealing with delight? (see video above 6:49) Or chasing after things of this world? Or singing pop songs? The only reason this is a story is because she is a nun. If she wasn't wearing the religious habit, it wouldn't be news. Maybe you are too young to have met a sister who acted like one?

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    2. The following is written by the Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus de Liguori, founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer who wrote several books about the consecrated life:

      Means to Preserve Virginal Purity

      We read in the Gospel that the kingdom of heaven is likened unto virgins.

      But what kind of virgins? Not foolish virgins to be sure but the wise. The wise virgins were admitted to the nuptials but the door was shut in the face of the foolish. .
      The spouses of Christ will follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. This means, according to St. Augustine, that they imitate the Lamb of God in body and mind. What are the means they employ?

      3. The third means of preserving virginal purity is to foster a love for retirement and prudent reserve. "As the lily among the thorns so is my beloved amongst the daughters." (2) It were rash to expect to remain untarnished and undefiled while frequenting the society of worldlings and taking part in their conversations and amusements.
      Virginal purity can be preserved only amid the thorns of mortification and self denial, A lack of modesty and cautious reserve will cause the lily of virtue to wilt.

      4. The fourth means consists in the mortification of the senses. St. Basil says: "A virgin should not be immodest in any respect, in eyes or ears, in tongue or touch, and still less in mind." Unless we learn to curb our senses they will inevitably lead us to serious indiscretions. Acts of mortification will be necessary but only with the consent of one's confessor. "Virgins," we are told, ''follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth.'' But his path is not always strewn with roses; He frequently encounters thorns. He has left blood stained footsteps along the road to Calvary.

      Point 1.,2. And 5. See here:
      http://www.saintsbooks.net/books/St.%20Alphonsus%20Maria%20de%20Liguori%20-%20Vocation%20to%20the%20Religious%20State.htm

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  3. The gesture with the hand, that has made sister Cristina, is not the gesture of the horns, but it means: I LOVE YOU. It is used a lot by the English, and it essentially describes literally "I LOVE YOU": The "I" with the finger index; The "L" with the fingers index and thumb; The "Y" with the fingers index, thumb and little finger. This gesture is not a blasphemous thing but symbol of good affective appreciation toward the interlocutor. The young people that mainly listen to modern music, use a lot this simple gesture of hand, very fond to make friends.
    The music is an universal language and an a half with which the young people daily communicate, and to great reason, also the Church is correct that draw near to the young people, not only through the words of the sacred texts, but also with the modern music. Sister Cristina has studied in the excellent Academy in Rome, learning both religious that melodious notions, and she is now bringing her beautiful melodious dowries of good example to the world. So many good religious sing and they make records. Sister Cristina has sung a beautiful song modern rock, to be able to participate in the talent show Rai, because if she had participated with the beautiful one "Magnificat" she would have been excluded.
    Here in this video Sister Cristina sing "Magnificat" with her teacher Franco Simone :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBSG2RIzRzQ

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    1. We disagree with you Simona, that the hand sign used by the aficionados of modern music means "I love you" and "very fond to make friends."

      You admit Suor Cristina was singing modern rock. Rock 'n roll is an English expression for having sex. This is what the majority of the music is about.

      It is a shame that Suor Cristina didn't have the moral courage not to participate on the show and instead sang a modern rock pop tune. We guess we all have to make sacrifices for Our Lord.

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    2. Sister Cristina is a pure person of mind with extraordinary vocal dowries. She continues her intact spiritual run with praises, in parallel with her artistic walk. It is immoral that you "Jorge Bergoglio" that it manages this blog, falsely writes signing himself like "Pope Jorge Francis Bergoglio", when it is not him in truth. You makes spokesman of the intentions of the head of the Catholic Church, without some honorary title to do it, therefore it acts under you lie bare. It is here "Jorge Bergoglio" in this blog (with very approximate translations and been wrong by Italian to English), an immoral forgery, when Sister Cristina sings the songs instead purely to sing without absolutely some second goal. This blog is not authorized from the Catholic Church, if it doesn't know well Italian and you gives only your personal opinions here, and not in the official site in the center of the Catholic Church in Rome. I write all of this, with great religious respect, to the truth "Pope Jorge Francis Bergoglio" with the origins from my earth Val Bormida, country of Piana Crixia, in the province in Savona (Liguria).

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    3. Perhaps you carefully need to reread the blog entry again Martina. Suor Cristina's intentions might very well be good but her behavior has scandalized many and mocking the Faith is no small matter. As the expression goes "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." A nun's black habit symbolizes her death to the world, this same world which Suor Cristina looks to for praise. We are not posting this out of malice but of concern for Suor Cristina and those who watching her behavior come to the conclusion that this is how nuns are to act. As we wrote at the bottom of the entry, "Let us pray for Cristina Scuccia with the intention she finds the Faith and saves her soul for all eternity."

      This is a blog about the life & times of Jorge Bergoglio (aka Francis) as one reads in the header. It doesn't claim to be an official site of the church nor do we think readers will believe Francis is writing it.

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    4. @ JB
      I think you meant " Simona" not "Martina".

      I agree with you completly regarding this "sister act".

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    5. Bellone, any student of modern rock music, Catholic or Protestant, knows that the "horned hand" is used by rock musicians to show their loyalty to the devil and demons. And your beloved "Saint" John Paul II also used it shoving it at the crowd while saying "the civilization of love" - certainly a contradiction in terms, unless you are aware, as is any REAL student of what the new world order means, namely, the reign of the Antichrist under the guise and authority of the United Nations, is the 'catchphrase' for that creature's 'reign.' - the guy the novus ordo post Vatican II bunch told the Jews would be their 'first coming' and the 'second coming' for Catholics. Good grief. It's incredible how people justify and believe what they want. Good luck following that Antichrist dude.

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    6. Episte St. Paul to Tito:
      "Omnia munda mundis; coinquinatis autem et infidelibus nihil mundum, sed inquinatae sunt eorum et mens et conscientia."
      «Tutto è puro per i puri; ma per i contaminati e gli infedeli nulla è puro, sono contaminate la loro mente e la loro coscienza.»
      "Everything is pure for the pure ones; but for the contaminated ones and the infidels nothing is pure, their mind and their conscience are contaminated".
      The real Papa Francesco, Jorge Bergoglio, is with Sister Cristina, a pure and good person.
      You have push out me to this blog because you are afraid of me, and the truth. Simona Bellone from Italy.

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    7. Simone Bellone, we have warned you before about posting the same thing over and over. You posted the above comments 4 times, we removed 3 of them. You are the reason comments are now moderated. This is our blog not yours. We haven't pushed you out nor are we afraid of you. Please post your comment only once. Capisci?

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  4. Yes, we meant "Simona" in the above comment and not "Martina". Our apologies to the parties for the embarrassing mistake.

    Thanks Martina Katholik for the information you posted on the consecrated life written by St. Alphonsus de Liguori.

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  5. You write under false name, selling off himself for the true Pope, when instead it is another man or woman, that believes to write the intentions of the true Pope, which is not still instead express on the matter. You are an old religious bigot, that doesn't know well Italian and you has not even read the text of the song sung by sister Cristina. As you can see, the song "No one" can also be sung by children because it can concern both the love, and the friendship, that the guardian angel, that God close to every of us: it is not at all an inconvenient song for anybody.
    Before writing some so absurd articles against the good Sister Cristina, impeccable person both from the artistic point of view and spiritual, he makes well an examination of conscience to see for first her same his sins, punishable of boasted credit selling off himself for the true Pope Francesco Jorge Bergoglio. If he were a honest person, would change the name of the account google+ with his true name, instead from deceitful, he hides under the name of the Pope! Be ashamed! You are busy to be forgiven by a lot of God, not certain the good and devoted one to God, Sister Cristina.
    The Star Rose Academy of Rome is an excellent school of art of the Sisters Orsoline: Sister Cristina is good Sister and good Singer.
    This must be all to write and nothing another the religious! The Voice of Italy is one competition of great songs with many good girls and boys, with the serious television team of Rai !

    Look here the text of "No one":
    http://lyricstranslate.com/it/no-one-nessuno.html

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    1. Simona, we removed your comment above because it was a double post.

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  6. I sing, at one time in my life I said i would never sing in a night club again. I changed my mind!

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  7. What a sour and disappointing take on a breath of fresh air. I am an arch-traditionalist. We must engage the culture, and wishing away what happened in the 1960's will not solve anything. We must take our Faith back piece by piece. I saw a certain holiness in her countenance and it was in stark contrast to the judges who have been habituated to the world. The young man knew he had been in the presence of holiness, and felt for a moment how far he has been from God. That's why he teared up. They have no formation, no catechesis. This was an important moment. Why don't you take a cue from St. Francis and engage the Church rather than condemning everyone? Why don't you promote the Tridentine Mass and the Rosary and Traditional Devotions without denigrating those who have been caught up in modernism. At least "Suor Christina" looked like a sister and not like a sad social worker. The Catholic Faith cannot be spread by the bitter.

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    1. Johnny C in case you missed the header this is a blog about the life & times of Jorge Bergoglio (aka Francis). It is not about the Tridentine Mass, the Rosary, or Traditional Devotions unless Francis mentions them. If you want a blog promoting those things, why don't you start your own arch-traditionalist blog?

      In case you didn't know reality television shows like The Voice are scripted up to a point, in other words all of this was contrived. How you found a nun gyrating her body, singing a hip-hop song, hugging a judge who said he was the devil like a long lost relative, and flashing the devil horns a breathe of fresh air is a mystery to us.

      One question for you. If a person is a modernist is he/she a Catholic still?

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  8. I equate you saying that Sister shouldn't be on The Voice to someone saying that all women need to be in the kitchen making a sandwich for their man. Ludicrous... And the fact that this blog is called "callmejorgebergolio", trying to give some reference to the fact that the Pope might agree to this.... I reiterate... ludicrous.

    -JD

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    1. Anonymous, you should look up the vows a religious takes when they become a nun.

      This blog is named Call Me Jorge... because that is how Francis wants to be referred to see http://callmejorgebergoglio.blogspot.com/2014/01/call-me-jorge-what-else.html

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  9. (1) If your blog is strictly confined to the damnable sin of calumniating the Holy Father, why mention the "singing nun" at all? I was drawn here by a link that dealt with that story, not Pope Francis.
    (2) Thank you for your unfounded opinion that this particular performance and everything about it was "contrived". I admire J-AX for tearing up at key moments. I hope he wins an Italian emmy.
    (3) We are at a point in history where we are fortunate there are any vocations at all. If Suor Christina has to dine with sinners to meet them where they are, she is in good company. I think she was effective here and will be so in the future. She was able to declare with great passion that she came to "evangelize". In the limited context she was given she communicated that she believes enough about the Catholic Faith to renounce secular life, but is not an alien from another planet.
    (4) I will pass on your question regarding modernism, because (a) you have not presented me with your understanding of modernism and (b) because the decision is not yours or mine to make. I will say this: No saint in the history of the Church has ever taken the sedevacantist position that modern sedevacantists take. They resist the heresies to their face, as we must do now, but the saints have never declared that the Church ceased to be, or that her members were "no longe Catholic." I cite for your edification Saint Catherine of Sienna who lived at a time when the Pope moved out of Rome to France. She had every reason to believe the Church was no longer. Instead she exhorted the Pontiff to return to Rome where he belongs. Do not tear down, build up, in charity.

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    1. Johnny C 1) we mentioned the nun because she mentioned Francis & she like him is a representation of what the Novus Ordo church is, 2) our opinion is not unfounded but from sources inside the industry who wished not to be named, 3) there are plenty of vocations, they just happen to be in traditional convents & seminaries, 4) way to pass the buck...modernism as defined by the Magisterium of the Church & the Deposit of Faith.

      We never said the Church is no longer. As for sedevacatism, why don't you take that matter up on the arch-traditionalist we recommended you start so you can promote matters important to you?

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  10. Jorge- Is it a sin to be a judgmental person, one who sits in judgment of others? I thought that job was already taken by someone a little higher up?

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  11. Some people are being judgmental on what they saw. They don't even try to understand the lyrics of the song. Sister Cristina dedicated this song to God: "No One"

    I just want you close
    Where you can stay forever
    You can be sure
    That it will only get better

    You and me together
    Through the days and nights
    I don't worry 'cause
    Everything's going to be alright
    People keep talking they can say what they like
    But all I know is everything's going to be alright

    No one, no one, no one
    Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
    No one, no one, no one
    Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
    Can get in the way of what I feel for you

    When the rain is pouring down
    And my heart is hurting
    You will always be around
    This I know for certain

    You and me together
    Through the days and nights
    I don't worry 'cause
    Everything's going to be alright
    People keep talking they can say what they like
    But all I know is everything's going to be alright

    No one, no one, no one
    Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
    No one, no one, no one
    Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
    Can get in the way of what I feel

    I know some people search the world
    To find something like what we have
    I know people will try, try to divide, something so real
    So till the end of time I'm telling you there ain't no one

    No one, no one
    Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
    No one, no one, no one
    Can get in the way of what I feel for you

    Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh [x2]

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  12. I think the biggest enemy of the Catholic church is judgemental fools.

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  13. Do not judge others for God alone judges people's hearts and mind. We may well comment on people's actions. Sister Christina has done nothing wrong but to use her God given talent and that is to sing. She may well bring bring people back to the church thro her voice

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  14. TO OWNER OF THIS BLOG. you are a narrow minded idiot.just because she's a woman of God does not mean she's not allowed to sing modern pop rock music.in fact to tell you the truth I think it is very inspiring to finally see someone that's Clergy to step out into the regular world and join us and let us know that God loves us no matter what and he does not judge.seeing this sweet lady go up there and sing her heart out and enjoyed dancing and enjoy life like a regular person She actually got me more inspired and I know there's tons and millions of people out there who feel just the same. why don't you stop judging her based on what she was wearing, her background,job , looks and just simply enjoy the fact of how she sings and how she enjoy singing in the love that she projects when she sings.

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  15. Maybe she is University of Texas fan?

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  16. Well I guess the majority of the readers told you. That young woman brought an atheist to tears so she has that gift to reach inside and touch hearts. I am disgusted with people who cannot open their mind. If you heard her sing and your eyes were closed you would be commenting on her lovely voice. She indeed has a gift from
    God and I was happy to find it on You Tube. Your website I found by searching for "scandals and criticisms." Who is the better person?

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    1. We are glad Suor Cristina's voice moved you. The fact remains she doesn't have a even a good voice. One of the judges quit the show and insinuated the whole thing was set up from he beginning for Suor Cristina to win. Professional singers in Italy no less have come out publicly and said she has no talent. Have you ever thought to yourself that TV is a emotional filled commercial to sell you a product? And you were buying?

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  17. I honestly can not understand, such as a nun maybe they can not go out to evangelize in their own talent stars? They may be able to do that? only with hand gestures that the devil horns that you? Where you rely on assertion is that? I know the nun with daily activities are: prayer, prayer, care you remember, but Suor cristina gifts that God has given, might have bury it, so he gave me what reason ... nobody but you're burying the talents of others to go there, stop creating scandal for others to come. I was really angry here. Looking forward to the owner of this page are kip..Mot quick stop early warning to you

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  18. C'est bizarre ce dialogue de sourds !
    1) quand on vous offre quelque chose à manger vous ne dites pas "c'est mauvais" vous pouvez dire je n'aime pas très différent, alors les critiques à la poubelle !
    2) Saint François d'Assise chantait et dansait
    3) Nous sommes au 21e siècle le monde a changé pas toujours en bien mais bon avons eu la chance de vivre dans une demi démocratie
    4) Au lieu d'une sœur avec un charisme comme ça, les gens préfèrent voir des femmes moitié nues sur scène même chantant n'importe quoi
    5) le matérialisme semble gagner du terrain il y a des gens qui se recherchent et les jeunes ne s'aiment pas ils n'ont plus de repérés et comme disait Saint Bernard de Clairveaux si tu ne t'aimes pas tu ne peux être aimé ou aimer les autres !

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