Why a Bishop Is Urging Catholics to Boycott Madonna

Feb 24, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A Roman Catholic bishop is calling on Catholics to boycott a Madonna concert, and he has plenty of unkind words for the singer. Reuters reports that Ramon Arguelles, archbishop of Lipa City in the Philippines, “urged the faithful to stay away from American pop singer Madonna’s two-night concert in Manila, calling her music ‘suggestive’ and her clothes ‘vulgar.'”

The 57-year-old pop star is touring to support her “Rebel Heart” album. “She performs on Wednesday and Thursday in the same hall where Pope Francis met Filipino families a year ago,” the report notes.

Arguelles commented on Madonna’s upcoming performance in a statement on the website of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. “Why is the Catholic Philippines the favorite venue for blasphemy against God and the Holy Mother?” he asked, adding: “Pinoys and all God-loving people should avoid sin and occasions of sin.”

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  1. Madonna is probably overjoyed by these comments. I am sure ticket sales have increased since the warning.

  2. The bishop should check out the scandals at the Vatican before attacking others. The Catholic Church has many issues of its own that are far more serious than Madonna’s attire.

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