Very interested in your thoughts, dear reader. Maybe my kind and thoughtful correspondent has me dead to rights…
Dear Fr. Mark,
It was very distressing to hear you quoting Prince lyrics in your homily. As he was apparently a massive drug abuser, rumored bi-sexual and/or roue, and infamous for sexually explicit lyrics I feel he is not appropriate as a Christian example.
Peace be with you,
Thank you for your e-mail. I appreciate your writing to me.
I don’t remember citing Prince as a Christian example, and I don’t think I quoted any sexually explicit lyrics. (I don’t approve of those.) I think he was a magnificent artist, and his music has given me great joy over many years. I have no position on his personal morals, as they are none of my business.
I may very well have expressed myself poorly. I am sorry to have distressed you.
Love, Fr. Mark
Thank you for your response. I suppose we disagree on a ‘see no evil’ approach to words from the pulpit.
God bless you.