The Bishop of Leeds, the Rev Arthur Roche, admitted defeat this week when he told teenagers from across the diocese that his attempts at composing and singing a rap song had come to nothing. He told hundreds of delegates to the ‘Plugged In’ series of Easter reflections that he had hoped to be able to inspire them through music, but after getting the thumbs down from his great nephews, had decided to write them a booklet on going out and spreading the Word of God in their communities instead.
[Via Relapsed Catholic]
Well if his nephew didn’t like it does that make his attempt a bum rap? Though it is a probably a good thing that it didn’t work out or we could possible see a strange budding career of a bishop wearing a pectoral cross along side his pectoral Mercedes Benz medallion. And how would you a address a rapping bishop? Your Eminemcence? Would rapping bishops be a sign of the end times invoking the Rap-ture?
Continuing the Who theme, would this be an Eminence Front? It’s a put on.
I have trouble reading part of the Easter vigil reading from Isaiah 55 without rapping:
For just as from the heavens (yo)
The rain and snow come down (yo)
(The whole thing is like that.)
I guess a rapping bishop is ok as long as he doesnt grab himself while making the sign of the cross. How would one refer to our blessed mother in a rap? Yomama,Ourmama, da Mudda?
His Lordship obviously ought to learn from Fr Stan Fortuna CFR or any of his CFR brethren who have recently established a friary in Bradford in his diocese!
Didn’t there used to be a Cardinal Rapsinger of some prominence at the Vatican?
I had a dream once that Ali G. became a priest and started saying Tridentine Mass… this is almost as disturbing
His Excellency is the same Bishop who says that Cherie Blair, the medium consulting, wichcraft practicing, wife of Tony Blair, who recently insulted our Holy Father by ignoring Vatican Protocol and insults her Queen by refusing to courtsey, is a Catholic role model! Links at:
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