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Catholic website says Lady Gaga's post is 'absolutely beautiful' after singer responds on celebrities sharing faith publicly

Famous singer-actress Lady Gaga responded to an article on a Catholic website that somehow gives the impression that they are questioning several celebrities' faith, including hers. The website responded in turn, saying that what she said was "absolutely beautiful."

(Reuters/File)Lady Gaga is shown in this file photo.

On Catholic-Link, editor Becky Roach wrote an article titled "From Lady Gaga to Steph Curry: 5 Things To Remember When Celebrities Share Their Faith," published on May 5. In it, Roach said that there are many famous celebrities who are singing Christian music, sharing Bible verses, and quoting priests while "at the same time still leading a typical Hollywood lifestyle void of Christian values such as modesty and purity."

It included an Instagram photo posted by Lady Gaga which shows herself with the Blessed Sacrament Church's Father Duffell. Gaga also quoted the Catholic priest's words: "The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect but the food that God gives us."

Although the article reminds Catholics that celebrities are human and should not be idolized, the introductory paragraphs, especially with the mention of celebrities quoting priests and then giving Lady Gaga's post as an example, could be interpreted as taking a jab at the singer.  

On Instagram, Lady Gaga addressed this by writing, "Dear, Becky Roach Mary Magdalene washed the feet of Christ and was protected and loved by him. A prostitute. Someone society shames as if she and her body are a man's trash can. He loved her and did not judge. He let her cry over him and dry his feet with the hair of a harlot. We are not just 'celebrities' we are humans and sinners, children, and our lives are not void of values because we struggle. We are as equally forgiven as our neighbor. God is never a trend no matter who the believer." 

The website, in turn, responded to Lady Gaga's post, saying that the screenshot she took of the article is just a part of the whole. It was not meant to judge her but "to help Catholics to have a balanced and positive view" during those instances when they see celebrities sharing their faith. According to the post, the article was an invitation for Catholics "to value the hunger of God that exists in the world of the famous" as well as a remiinder that they are just as fragile as everyone else and should not be judged but rather prayed for.

"This said," the post reads, "what you wrote is absolutely beautiful. It is one of the most touching comments we have ever read. Know that we will be praying that experience of God's mercy continue to grow and bear fruits for you, for the people that you love, and all of your followers."

The article in question also mentions former Miss America Rima Fakih who converted from Islam to Christianity, as well as basketball superstar Stephen Curry. It says that the fame of celebrities like them gives them the power to influence, be it in a good way or a bad way, and Catholics can use this to start a conversation and evangelize. Catholics also need to pray for these celebrities.

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