Vatican Tupac Playlist

The Vatican has released it's official music playlist. Among those that made the cut are, Mozart, Regina Coeli and the late Tupac Shakur. Read more
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lisa_beach_akron

Barberton, OH

#1 Dec 7, 2009
i think tupac would be a great nominee,music does'nt have a color i think the type of music should'nt matter it should be about the message thats in the lyrics at the end of the day we all bleed red.
lisa_beach_akron

Barberton, OH

#2 Dec 7, 2009
tupacs music was sheer genius if people took more time to listen he always had a song that everyone could relate to.style has nothing to do with true life issues i don't care if u rap or sing country music you can always find comfort in music!!!
TatBrat

Cleveland, OH

#3 Dec 7, 2009
It's like your 80 yr old grandmother trying to dress and act like a teenager. They may say she is a cool granny, but they don't respect her as being a good role model.
The Pope may be including Tupac thinking it is the way to connect with the teenagers; however in the opinion of many Catholic ADULTS he is probably not being a good role model for moral values and responsible catholic decision making. The Pope is supposed to be the one human on earth who's given direction for his people directly from the voice of GOD. What are the moral and respectful values that kids are supposed to take away from the vatican approving Tupac's music. They have to realize that the catholic teens of today are not just going to say "this one song is okay to listen to but not the rest of his songs" NO, they are going to say "The Pope says Tupac is cool; so if the Pope says he's okay, why can't I listen to his stuff?" The Pope is dummying up the sacred "office" of the POPE; taking him from being the right hand of GOD; the voice of God on earth; to being on the level of any christian evangalist on the media trail. Oh wait most christian evangilist would never see Tupac's music as a responsible and moral recommendation for their youth followers.
Sarah A

Vermilion, OH

#4 Dec 7, 2009
Just as mozart had meaning behind his music so does tupac and any other artist.So what if the pope picked it out, its a song that has alot of meaning to alot of people. People who have something to say about it obviously are not music people who can find true meaning in songs
pat

Louisville, OH

#5 Dec 7, 2009
There is a message in all music, i think most will judge on Tupac's appearance and past. If you are truly a Christian, you know that the Heavenly Father has accepted Tupac. That HE is the only one to judge. Plus, who knows, maybe the POPE is opening his mind, to the ones he should reach, the younger generation.
Dan

Solon, OH

#6 Dec 7, 2009
The church should have a place for sinners as well as saints. Tupac's may have little good to show us for his life but we should look for that good. The rest is in God's hands now.
Karl Hubrath

United States

#7 Dec 7, 2009
I would like to make a comment about Tupac’s song for the church please. I truly feel that God and especially the Catholic Church should embrace people no matter where they are in life. Jesus said, “I am not here for the healthy but for those in need of healing, spiritual healing. People in rap to me obviously have a very low poor self esteem to be singing the way that they do and I as a Christian feel for them, singing all that hate; Church may be their only hope to anything good and I don’t think we should turn our back on them. Oh yeah and yes I am my brothers keeper, God bless and have a great day. Karl.
Dave In Seven Hills

Cleveland, OH

#8 Dec 7, 2009
The current leaders of the Catholic Religion are a bunch of putzes, from the Vatican on down to the Cleveland Diocese. Lennon is closing local churches, and now some screwball at the Vatican thinks Tupac is inspirational. Tupac was a thug and a piece of garbage! Pope John Paul II is turning over in his grave.
Betty

Elyria, OH

#9 Dec 7, 2009
I am very proud.
Betty

Elyria, OH

#10 Dec 7, 2009
Iam very proud
KEVIN

Cleveland, OH

#11 Dec 7, 2009
The Catholic Church does not need to put artists like Tupac on their playlist! There are Christian rap artists that could be placed there if they want to attract the younger generation! My problem is that even if one song may seem decent, it invites listeners to explore the rest of this artist's music! The vatican should only promote artists who sing songs that are all decent and in line with Catholic teaching and there is plenty out there to choose from!
Joe - Parma

Cleveland, OH

#12 Dec 7, 2009
I feel that this song is appropriate. It is a song of real life and delivers a message of hope. For an example, the apostle Saul who was a murder and was struck blind on his way to Damascus and only until he change his ways was his sight restored. Later became the apostle Paul.
Corinne

Wadsworth, OH

#13 Dec 7, 2009
He should put Tupac's "Keep Yah Head Up" on there. That would definitely reach the hearts of millions. Tupac was a tortured genious with the heart to teach a whole nation. 13 yrs gone and he's still reaching out to the world.
lisa_beach_akron

Barberton, OH

#14 Dec 7, 2009
who are we to judge tupac or anyone else don't we all have a past or skeletons in our closet including the catholic church.only god is the true judge!! i believe tupac said that in one of his songs.he is gone and passed i'm sure god has judged him now! the rest of us who are still living have to be judged also whether we're catholic,baptist,or non-denomination ect...give this some thought!!!!!
nilda rodriguez

Akron, OH

#15 Dec 7, 2009
i think you should listen to the words and the message he made a lot of sense, and don't judge.
Lori

Cleveland, OH

#16 Dec 7, 2009
Tupac was an amazing artist and “Changes” is an amazing song. You cannot judge this song by the few lines that were mentioned on the news this morning. “Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares, one less hungry mouth on the welfare.” In no way was Tupac trying to say that it is acceptable to give drugs to children. You have to listen to the whole song to understand the true message Tupac was trying to send. He wrote songs about real life situations. These are Tupac’s own words during a 1995 interview “I just try to speak about things that affect me and about things that affect our community, and I try to do it from the view point of the watcher. Sometimes I’m the watcher, sometimes I’m the participant, and sometimes it’s just allegories and fables that have a moral or an underlining theme.”
Lori

Cleveland, OH

#17 Dec 7, 2009
Tupac was an amazing artist and "Changes" is an amazing song. You cannot judge this song by the few lines that were mentioned on the news this morning. "Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares, one less hungry mouth on the welfare." In no way was Tupac trying to say that it is acceptable to give drugs to children. You have to listen to the whole song to understand the true message Tupac was trying to send. He wrote songs about real life situations. These are Tupac's own words during a 1995 interview "I just try to speak about things that affect me and about things that affect our community, and I try to do it from the view point of the watcher. Sometimes I'm the watcher, sometimes I'm the participant, and sometimes it's just allegories and fables that have a moral or underlying theme."
mike miner

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Dec 7, 2009
tupac always has told his store so people would understand life on his terms.
Tiffany Jenkins

Barberton, OH

#19 Dec 7, 2009
I think people need to grow up!!! Tupac is resting in peace and still making headlines!! So what if he's on the cd...Mozart isn't any different..they both wanted to convey a message!!!
dawn

Port Clinton, OH

#20 Dec 7, 2009
for once someone is making a point to the catholics of this world that maybe will make a difference. i am a catholic and have been trying to get this point across for many years, RIP and thank you

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