Thursday, April 15, 2010
Like The Beatles would care...
I had to chuckle to myself when I heard the news earlier this week that the Vatican had finally "made peace" with The Beatles.
Really? This is at the top of their "to do" list, with all the other horrific problems they should be addressing? Well, should have addressed for decades..
But the Vatican newspaper took great pride in saying the members' "dissolute" lives and John Lennon's "boastful claim" that the band was more popular than Jesus are now all in the past -- and apparently all is forgiven.
I'm sure all of this kept The Beatles up at night for years, and that Paul and Ringo, the two surviving Beatles, still toss and turn over this.
And, after all these years, it would have been great to hear that they stopped taking John's comment out of context.
In tackling this vital issue, Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano honored The Beatles with two articles and a front-page cartoon that represented the famous cover of the "Abbey Road" album.
I can only guess that they picked this time because it coincided with the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' breakup. Hmmmm...
Guess I shouldn't be surprised it took this long for a tribute, considering the Vatican still hasn't faced up to its own problems.