Tonight on The Voice of Italy, Suor Cristina returned and sang, Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. One catholic we talked to asked us if we thought Suor Cristina was a rock-star who moonlights as a nun. We replied in the affirmative. This 1986 hit, according to wikipedia, is a rant about Reaganomics, also referred to as trickle down economics, and how tough it is to make it in the world. This fits in with all of Francis' off the cuff remarks during his sermons about how evil business is, as well as his (hammer &) encyclical Evangelii Gaudium. We here at Call Me Jorge... did a little more research and found Jon Bon Jovi explaining, at the 1989 MTV Music Awards, the song's meaning. The song is about a high school friend who got a scholarship to play baseball in college but had to hang up his cleats and go into the work force because he had premarital sex which resulted in his girlfriend becoming pregnant. This is truly, yet again, another song not proper for a 'nun' to be singing. The Novus Ordo church seems to have lost all sense of decency and purity. We would bet Suor Critina's supporters think this song is great and evangelizes because the refrain mentions the word 'prayer.' Suor Cristina obviously has no problem with it as she sings this song with pride on television for the world to see!
- Lyrics of Livin' On A Prayer (click here)
- Wikipedia's write-up on Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer (click here)
Jon Bon Jovi explaining the song, Livin'
On A Prayer at 1989 MTV Music Awards
(The explanation starts at 40 seconds and finishes at 1 minute 40 seconds.)
We almost forgot. For those curious, Suor Cristina is moving on to the semi-finals.