Lady Gaga: What’s in a name
May 23, 2012 3 Comments
A name stands for the person: what he is and what he will be. That is why the Catholic Church encourage parents to adopt Christian names, usually a saint’s name, so that will be like that saint someday. If you name your son as Stephen, you hope that he will be like St. Stephen, the first martyr who effected the conversion of Saul into Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles. If you name your son John, he will be like the beloved Apostle closest to the Heart of Christ. Name changes are significant because it is a change of mission: Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, and Simon to Peter. When Cardinal Ratzinger became Pope, he changed his name to Benedict XVI because of his new mission.
So what does this leave us with Lady Gaga? Mary is always known as “Our Lady” with a accompanying identifier, such as Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, etc. ”Gaga” means you are completely crazy with something. For the case of Lady Gaga, her being is an antithesis to our Lady. Our Lady is clothed. Lady Gaga is nude. Our Lady is humble. Lady Gaga seeks fame and fortune and everything that goes with it. Our Lady magnifies the Lord. Lady Gaga magnifies the Devil and blasphemes God.
Lady Gaga’s original name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul, even though she made a mockery of His Sacred Heart. May the nuns of the Society of the Sacred Heart pray for her conversion, even though she made a mockery of their veil. May St. Stephen pray for her soul, whom I believed she already sold to the Devil, as evidenced by her ritual blood sacrifice of herself in one of her concerts. May that blood of Christ cut her chains to Satan, so that she may offer her life in martyrdom for God. May St. John pray for her soul that she may hear in the silence of her heart, amidst the screams and shouts, the soft whispering sound of the Sacred Heart beating, awaiting for her love. May her guardian angel pray for her together with all the angelic hosts–Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.