Pope Francis invites ‘blasphemous’ singer who ‘dissed Jesus’ on SNL to perform at Vatican

The news-making pope is at it again, this time for inviting controversial punk rocker Patti Smith to perform at the Vatican Christmas concert.

Known as the “Godmother of Punk,” Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career.

So she should be considered an excellent choice for the concert — except for one small detail.

In a 1976 appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Smith’s cover of “Gloria” included the opening line, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine.”

More shocking was that she performed the song after midnight on what was by then Easter Sunday.

Pope Francis’ decision to invite Smith to this year’s Christmas concert comes after another Catholic organization, Portosalvo, asked the Archbishop of Naples to ban the punk rocker from performing at the Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore, the Huffington Post reported.

Smith met the pontiff last year in St. Peter’s Square and shook his hand. She told Rolling Stone she “liked him a lot.”

“I wrote the first lines of ‘Gloria’ when I was 20,” she told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “I recorded it some years later for ‘Horses,’ but really, it was a declaration of self, not so much about Jesus. He is the vehicle, but I was declaring my existence, my right to make my own mistakes, my right to make my own choices. I was defining the type of artist that was entering the domain of rock & roll and the type of artist that I was, one who was going to make her own decisions.”

The concert is scheduled to be televised live on Dec. 13.

Watch Smith performing perform “Gloria” on the 1976 “Saturday Night Live” episode below.

Patti Smith – Gloria (Live SNL 1976) from Eric Hatton on Vimeo.

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Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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19 thoughts on “Pope Francis invites ‘blasphemous’ singer who ‘dissed Jesus’ on SNL to perform at Vatican

  1. $57459816 says:

    Insanity. The pope joins the ranks of Hollywood worship. I want my church back!

    1. Doug says:

      Everyone knows the Papacy is a cult and the very antithesis of Conservative Christian beliefs.

  2. Joel Rivera says:

    Francis needs Jesus in his heart.

  3. Shannon Tidwell says:

    What she said is true. If she doesn’t accept Jesus Christ, her sins are hers.

    1. Rip Rogers says:

      She won’t keep the sin only the judgment thereof…

  4. macreal65 says:

    By his latest actions, the pope don’t seems to be a big fan of Jesus himself. Remember the Devil will not send his servants in the form of what we think a demon should look like.

  5. DocCorker says:

    “she” looks like a guy.

    1. Phyllis Waterstraat-Holman says:

      She can’t sing, either…

    2. Rip Rogers says:

      and she does not look of Irish descent…

      1. Doug says:

        She’s a six-pack shy of a case.

  6. lark07 says:

    When I first read it I thought it was about Sinead O’Connor

  7. Dorothea Rau Christianson says:

    Jesus took flak for calling a tax collector to become an apostle, for not condemning an adulteress, for allowing his apostles to work on the Sabbath, for eating at the homes of sinners….I think Francis is in good company.

  8. Mex Seiko says:

    If that’s the only objection, which happened 38 years ago, she must be near perfect. I’m not throwing the first stone.

    1. Rip Rogers says:

      I would…but I am not under the Old Contract so I won’t. I would just turn my back on her and keep walking like Jesus said to do to those that refuse the Word. You people that only read the part that suits your sin and cultic faith really frustrate me.

      1. Mex Seiko says:

        By claiming perfection you are indeed refusing the Word, “for ALL have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”

        1. Friend Of St. Frank says:

          I did not come to save everyone. The righteous are already saved. Jesus, Gospel of Mathew, check it out.

          1. Mex Seiko says:

            So, you’re attempting to do exactly what you accused me of doing on your first reply.

            Romans 3:10 “there’s none righteous, no non one.”

            Ephe 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

            1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

            We ALL need God’s salvation in Jesus. Do not be deceived in your own mind. Repent and seek His Salvation.

      2. Steven Richards says:

        He just trying to be ‘hip.’

  9. Afshin Nejat says:

    You all missed the boat.

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