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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: My (Catholic) Hometown

"We grew up in the shadows of the steeple." - Bruce Springsteen In this RTV Short, one of the most popular rock stars in the world says some surprising things about the old Latin Mass, the nuns, …More
"We grew up in the shadows of the steeple." - Bruce Springsteen In this RTV Short, one of the most popular rock stars in the world says some surprising things about the old Latin Mass, the nuns, Catholic education, and how his early Catholic formation influenced his life. Please understand, this is not an homage to 'The Boss', one of the music industry's premier champions of liberal causes. This is about the impact of the Revolution of Vatican II, not just on Springsteen but on his entire generation, who watched as the Church in her human element auto-destructed before their eyes. Plus, for those who say the Catholic Church was "always this way"—always a nest of pedophile priests assisted by child-abusing nuns—well, here's one rocker who begs to differ--and he lived through it. He remembers the nuns, the Latin Mass, the old days and the old ways and, according to him, it was beautiful to grow up in his hometown. As the Catholic towns of Springsteen's childhood fade into the noxious …More