Lady Gaga posts Mass photos, social media responds

May 12, 2016 by  
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U.S, May 12, 2016: The Church is getting a social media boost from an unexpected source: Lady Gaga. In recent weeks the American singer has posted two pictures of herself attending Mass, reports Crux.

The first came on April 24, when Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself entering Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral with the following header: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

As Lady Gaga wrote, this is a quote from John 13:34.

Following the Gospel passage, she wrote: “Even the highest powers don’t have it all figured out right away. Gotta leave yourself room to discover something new. Even at the last minute. Don’t forget to love.”

On Sunday, she shared another image, this time with Fr John Duffel, of New York’s Blessed Sacrament Church. She thanked him for his “beautiful homily, as always, and for the lunch in my pop’s restaurant.”

“I was so moved today when you said: ‘The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect but the food that God gives us,’” she added.

These posts generated all kinds of reactions from Catholics with their own social media presence.

Jesuit Father James Martin, for instance, shared the second picture in his Twitter account, making no comments about it other than a second tweet saying, “Yesterday my friend Fr John Duffell met a graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York” with a link to Lady Gaga’s Instagram post.

But there was also some reaction from Catholic bloggers, which caught the singer’s attention.

One such case was Becky Roach from Catholic-Link, who had a post on what are Catholics to do when celebrities such as Lady Gaga and a former Miss America, Rima Fakih, known to be the first Muslim to have the title and who recently converted to Christianity, take to the internet to share their faith.

– cns

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