Skip to comments.Ignatius stops sale of Charlotte Church works after singer's TV pilot
Posted on 08/14/2006 12:07:57 AM PDT by freepatriot32
LONDON - The U.S. publishing company Ignatius Press has refused to sell any works by Welsh singer Charlotte Church after she called German-born Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi and mocked the Catholic Church.
The directors of Ignatius Press said they were offended when the Welsh singer mocked the Catholic Church in the pilot of a proposed eight-part television chat show.
Church, dubbed the "Voice of an Angel" before she turned her talents to popular music, also dressed up as a nun and pretended to hallucinate while eating "communion" wafers imprinted with smiling faces signifying the drug Ecstasy.
She smashed open a statue of the Virgin Mary to reveal a can of hard cider inside, said she worshipped "St. Fortified Wine," and stuck chewing gum on a statue of the child Jesus.
Ignatius Press announced that Church's products have been withdrawn from its Web site and catalogue.
"It is with regret that we do this," the company said in a statement to its customers on its Web site, www.ignatius.com.
"Miss Church possesses a great gift from God, and in the past she has used her talent often to offer praise and glory to Our Lord," the statement said.
"We cannot stand by a young woman who uses her stature in the media to mock the Eucharist, slander the Holy Father, and denigrate the vows of religious women," it continued.
"Therefore, our catalogues and Web site will immediately withdraw all compact discs, cassette tapes, DVDs and VHS tapes that feature Miss Church. Please join us in praying for this troubled young woman," the statement added.
Church declined to comment.
Church, 20, was raised a Catholic and sang for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican at the age of 12.
The pilot for "The All New Charlotte Church Show" was filmed before a live studio audience July 12.
Ignatius Press was founded by Father Joseph Fessio, a California Jesuit who studied under the future Pope Benedict at the University of Regensburg in Germany in the 1970s and who continues to be a close friend.
Pope Benedict, the son of a German policeman opposed to Nazism, was forced into the Hitler Youth movement as a child, and during World War II he served briefly in an anti-aircraft battalion
I wonder how long it will be before she starts whining about censorship.
Was she dropped on her head recently? If she's trying to follow Sinead O'Connor's lead, I don't think Sinead's career got any kind of a boost from her SNL antics.
bump for later
By the way, will the MSM recoil with horror from this as they did from Muhammed cartoons and a drunken Mel Gibson?
Isn't she the one who claimed that as a singer she was more important than the police and firefighters who died in 9/11?
Your talent will dry up and will soon be holding a sign reading, "Will Work For Food." Enjoy it while you can, Charlotte.
What a disapointing little broad.
No they will rcoil in horror that Ignatius press dropped her cds from thier website and catalog
Ohhhh, yeah. Of course, they'll be equally appalled when Disney goes ahead and releases Mel's next film.
yeah the body of a model the voice of an angel and the heart of satan. I'm not overly religios or anything or even overly pro catholic but that kind of crap is way beyond the pale in my book. They say that those that dont remeber history are doomed to repeat it and she wil be repeating sinead o connors record sale history very shortly i think. If you wanto mock catholic church problems there is a way to do it that is classy, funny, witty, and makes people think. monty python did it all the time in thier tv shows and movies. The way she did it was as crude as farting in a operahouse
Cripes. All my favorite entertainers are quickly becoming less favorite.
She isn't my favorite singer, but I know how talented she is.
Do I ignore her talent and pay attention to her political views, or do I can ignore her political views and admire her talent?
Either way, I'll never feel the same about her music. I guess its a moot point.
that qoutesounds familiar but i cant find any links to storys about it
i thought that was natalie portman
If she is trying to be another Madonna she won't pull it off.
Natalie Portman is definitely a leftist, but I don't see her saying that about 9/11. She--at least in the past--regularly visited victims of terrorism in the hospital when she was back home in Israel, and I believe she grew up in NYC. I just don't see her being cavalier about it.
(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)
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