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Living in the Madonna Moment

Perhaps if Madonna had not been raised Catholic she would never have made money by ripping off Catholicism.

Maybe when Madonna finally grows up, she will realize what a hypocrite she is, and that fact alone--not her Catholic upbringing--is why she is so racked with “guilt and remorse” (a Madonna quote from Rolling Stone, as reported in Calendar March 8).

Madonna, no one has ever been able to have their cake and eat it too. You cannot rightly capitalize on the beautiful images of the Catholic Church and then turn around and vilify the church.

Millions are proud to belong to the Catholic Church and have benefited from the strict moralism we were infused with. Thank God it worked for most of us; otherwise we all might be as screwed up as Madonna.

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LUIS A. GONZALEZ

Culver City


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