A Cardinal of the Catholic Church extolling a third-rate Pop "star" is just about as embarrassing as a 75 year old woman wearing a mini-skirt.
Your Eminence, try to act a little dignified as you wear the robes of a Prince of the Church.
And try to act your age.
Those renowned arbiters of cultural elegance at The New York Times have taken Father George Rutler to task, for having the backbone to call a spade a spade and castigating Ravasi, a cultural nincompoop, for waxing tearful over the death of Mr David Bowie. Heavens. Please, someone send some smelling salts to the Times.