Friday, November 14, 2014

Will Francis attend the 22nd Edition of the Christmas Concert?

The Christmas Concert (Concerto di Natale) began life as Christmas at the Vatican (Natale in Vaticano) in 1993.  For its first thirteen years it was held in the Paul VI Hall.  This changed in 2006 with Benedict XVI as he no longer considered the concert acceptable.  Why he didn't shut the concert down if it was inappropriate is another question.  The Christmas Concert bounced around from venue to venue until 2011 when it found its present home at the Auditorium Conciliazione of Rome (Auditorium della Conciliazione di Roma) which is right down the street from St. Peter's Basilica.

Each year the concert has been held the proceeds go to benefit one cause or another.  This year the tickets start at € 75.00 and go up to € 250.00 and the cause the Worldwide Don Bisco Foundation is pushing is called "NIÑOS DE PLOMO" or "Children of Lead".  The "Children of Lead" project will educate children and adolescents about the dangers of lead in the Peruvian slums of Puerto Nuevo, in Callao, the port of Lima which happens to be heavily contaminated with lead.

As you peruse the list of musicians below consider that Francis approves of all of them by letting this concert take place.  Don't think for an instant Francis couldn't put a stop to Suor Cristina singing at this Christmas Concert or Patti Smith or dance music DJ Bob Sinclar or the concert being canceled entirely all-together.  Sadly, the show will go on.

Singing at this year's Christmas Concert are the following musicians:
  • Patti Smith (USA)
  • Bob Sinclar (France)
  • Steve Edwards (UK)
  • Ce Ce Rogers (USA)
  • Renzo Arbore (ITALY)
  • Alessandra Amoroso (ITALY)
  • Sugarpie & The Candymen (ITALY)
  • Imany (FRANCE)
  • Dolcenera (ITALY)
  • Chiara Galiazzo (ITALY)
  • Sister Cristina (ITALY)
  • The Winx Club of the Winx Musical Show (ITALY)
  • Mariella Nava (ITALY)
  • Alice Mondia (SWITZERLAND)
  • Ronda (ITALY)
  • Every Praise  Gospel Choir featuring David Bratton
  • Voice Art Academy
  • Children's Choir of the Theater of Opera of Rome, conducted by Maestro Sciutto

As one can see the musicians come from all disciplines ranging from punk rock to gospel music to dance club disc jockeys.  The Winx Club is an Italian animated cartoon with witches, fairies, and wizards.  We believe the regular readers of Call Me Jorge... are already familiar with Suor Cristina so if you are not familiar search this blog for her.  We predict Suor Cristina will sing her rendition of Madonna Ciccone's "Like A Virgin" at this show.  The choice of a musician that interests us for this concert is someone who also sang at the 2013 Edition and was asked back.  This is none other than the "Godmother of Punk", Patti Smith.  See dear reader, Patti has an interesting past and like Elton John, she is a huge fan of Francis.  She can remain as radical and anti-Catholic as she wants and still be a guest of the Novus Ordo church and get to visit with Francis.  Here is what we posted about Patti in our entry, Jorge meets punk-rocker Patti Smith,

Jorge had punk-rocker Patti Smith in his V.I.P. area at his general audience with the public at St. Peter’s Square. She is famous for singing a poem at the beginning of the song Gloria. The lyrics are as follows:

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine
Meltin' in a pot of thieves
Wild card up my sleeve
Thick heart of stone
My sins my own
They belong to me, me
It is not known what the two discussed but Patti said she, “liked him a lot" and found him "very interesting.” The blasphemous pop star Madonna has referred to Patti as a major inspiration in her career. Patti is currently on tour singing and has a museum display, at the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, USA , which is a tribute to the life and death of the pedophile homosexual Robert Mapplethorpe.

Is this what Jorge means when the church should go out among the poor and those on the fringes?

A little on Patti's background, she was raised a Jehovah Witness and said,

"My sister is still Jehovah's Witness. We talk all the time. I like to keep abreast of what she's doing and what she believes in. I believe there is good in in all religions. But religion, politics and business, all of these things, have been so corrupted and so infused with power that I really don't have interest in any of it – governments, religion, corporations. But I do have interest in the human condition." 

According to author Steven Lee Beeber in The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s:  A Secret History of Jewish Punk, Patti flirted with Talmudic Judaism and seriously considered converting.  Beeber also said "no holocaust, no punk" and "that many of the early punks were influenced by the Jewish humor tradition as revolutionized by Lenny Bruce, and that quite a few of them, Jewish or not, had a striking interest in…the Nazis."

Recently, Patti wrote and sang the theme to the movie Noah by Darren Aronofsky.  This movie cavalierly tosses aside the Biblical Genesis and replaces it with a witches brew of Gnosticism, Kabbalah( Zohar), and Rabbinical Jewish myths.  Patti said she was qualified because, "I felt that between my biblical knowledge and my love of lullabies, I could do it."

We at Call Me Jorge... believe that the above information about Patti Smith even though it only scratches the surface is more than enough to make a judgement call about whether or not she should be invited to sing at a concert in honor of the Birth of Our Savior.  Without further ado here are the songs she sang at the 2013 concert.  Were they befitting for this evening?

"Because the Night" Patti Smith  

"People Have the Power" Patti Smith  

"O'Holy Night" Patti Smith  

If one so wishes to see the concert in its entirety, click this link which you take you to the playlist of the concert on youtube.

We wonder will Suor Cristina and Patti Smith sing a duet?  Will Suor Cristina's dream of meeting Francis come true?  There is no word yet, if Francis will show for the Christmas Concert.  Considering his past history of skipping two concerts at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall and the canceling of another concert due to embarrassment of him not showing for the previous mentioned concerts in his honor, we doubt if he will attend.  Oh, and we forgot to mention he didn't show up at last year's Christmas Concert either.  One will either have to attend the 13 December 2014 Christmas Concert or wait until Christmas Eve when is it broadcasted on television to find out.


  1. Well, we certainly know that Bergoglio won't be inviting any sedevacantist opera singers there to sing some pre Vatican II piece that is completely orthodox. Lex orandi lex credendi? This Patti Smith looks pretty unhappy in her video clips. She looks 'aged' before her time - certainly does not display the timeless facial features that used to be seen in nuns before the council. Spiritual corruption and unhappiness breeds this kind of "art" if one can call it that - and that is a bit of a stretch. It's more of the communist manifesto goal of promoting the nihilistic, ugly, abhorrent etc and calling it "good" - Isaiah's when good is called evil and evil good then you know the end is near sort of thing.
    I knew someone locally who when they won a major opera competition, the newspaper, who knew this person wrote pro life letters to the editor from time to time, had the gall to put the 'announcement' in the religion column, even though no one from my local town had ever won such a major competition, but the local punk rock band got a two page leading story in the arts section complete with big interviews and multiple photos. Like I said, promotion of the ugly and abhorrent and call it good. The media and the leaders of the new world order continue to show where their hearts lie - and it isn't with our Divine Lord and Savior.

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  3. That "Noah" movie made my stomach turn! I didn't think they would have messed with that. We went opening weekend before we could hear any reviews. I always loved the story of Noah and him being a humble righteous man. Hollywood turned him into something else. Unbelievable...

  4. You are wasting your time on this issue - Patti is ideal for a lib-mod show because she is as schismatic & heretical as the rest of them. Sister Christina is there also to sing her usual round of secularised trash. The Novus Ordo is too far gone down the road of apostasy to be turned. It needs to wipe itself out as it produces pantheistic ecumenical protestants..

  5. There is just Conchita Wurst lacking on the list, I wonder why. May be next year?

    Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!

  6. It's interesting that Patti wears what, at first glance appears to be a cross, but then, on closer inspection you can see that it is really just a capital "T" - apparently designed to deceive the Christmas crowd. It did fool me for a while. Hey, if Jorge wore one of those, he wouldn't have to keep tucking his pectoral cross into his sash when he's with Jewish friends. Guess he hasn't thought of that yet.