“A Vatican conference has wrapped up featuring controversial pop-star Katy Perry speaking on transcendental meditation, disgraced Lettergate monsignor Dario Viganò delivering a talk on ‘Fake News,’ and a ‘meditating eye’ charm bangle given as a gift to select participants.
The high-level, no-expense-spared conference was held at the Vatican on April 26-28, and was co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the CURA Foundation, a tax-exempt global health movement. Conference collaborators also included the Vatican Secretariat of State, the Vatican Secretariat for Communications, and the Pontifical Academy for Life.
The gathering, called ‘Unite to Cure — How Science, Technology and the 21st Century Will Impact Culture and Society,’ has been described by some as the ‘Davos of biotech,’ due to its similarities with the high-level World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort.
The Fourth International Vatican Conference had several positive aims and featured talks from a wide-ranging panel of experts from the fields of medicine, business, media, and technology.
An odd mingling of wealthy investment bankers, celebrities, biotech leaders and Vatican officials, its stated goal was to ‘unite people without prejudice to stimulate an open dialogue and catalyze an interdisciplinary approach to tackle major health care challenges around the globe.’
Speakers included New Age guru and alternative medicine mogul Deepak Chopra, as well as world famous American professional golfer and philanthropist for children’s health, Jack Nicklaus; British singer songwriter and humanitarian, Peter Gabriel, whose wife recovered from cancer after receiving a pioneering treatment; and American motivational and self-help life coach, Tony Robbins. Former U.S. vice-president and Co-Chair of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Joe Biden, also delivered a message.
Emmy-award winning Dr. Mehmet Oz — who rose to fame on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ — was featured among the broadcast moderators at the event, along with CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CBS medical correspondent Max Gomez, and Emmy-award-winning journalist and talk show host, Meredith Vieira whose husband has battled Multiple Sclerosis.
Past moderators (in 2016) have included award-winning news anchor Katie Couric and ‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts, and (in 2013) New York Times best selling author Peggy Noonan and Fox News personality Bill Hemmer.
The conference is the fourth the Vatican has helped stage since its start in 2011 under Pope Benedict XVI.
However, this year’s gathering has upset many… who are scandalized that the Vatican is giving a platform to those promoting non-Christian practices, and particularly the participation of controversial pop-star Katy Perry who took part in a discussion on promoting Transcendental Meditation among children.
Katy Perry talks TM
On day three of the Vatican conference, Perry joined a discussion on ‘Impacting Children’s Health Through Meditation Globally’ with her mentor, Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation. Roth is also the mentor to Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz on Transcendental Meditation, or TM (see video below).
Roth’s organization was connected to the ‘meditating eye’ charm bangles that were distributed to some participants at the beginning of the conference (proceeds from the bangles go to teaching Transcendendal Meditation to veterans, urban youth and women who are victims of domestic violence)…
Perry, who later was treated to a royal tour of the Vatican by Archbishop Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, also met the Pope, accompanied by her boyfriend, the movie actor, Orlando Bloom, and Perry’s mother.
‘For Katy Perry to speak about Transcendental Meditation from the same seat used by the Pope during major Church meetings is symbolic of the chaos, disorientation and scandal that marks this pontificate,’ a source close to the Vatican told LifeSiteNews. ‘It would be one thing to have her presence moderated by a Church leader, but to have the podium given over to celebrity TM proponents with no Church voice to counter them is unconscionable.’
An official in the Pontifical Council for Culture told LifeSitenews the plan was for the guests promoting transcendental meditation to be able to air their ideas which would then be ‘robustly challenged’ — an exercise, he said, that would educate Catholic participants attending the Conference about the nature of some of the current challenges to the Faith in healthcare settings.
Despite these aims, the ideas were not robustly challenged during or after the panel discussion…
‘I Kissed a Girl’
Why are some Catholics so disturbed by Katy Perry’s invitation to speak at the Vatican?
Katy Perry, 33, rose to fame in 2008 with her lesbian-themed single ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ Sparking controversy for its homosexual themes, Perry has performed the song on all of her concert tours. It was nominated for Favorite Song at the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards.
‘Truth be told, I did more than that,’ Perry proclaimed after receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award for her LGBT activism in March 2017…
A self-professed ‘spotlight’ for LGBT rights, earlier this year Perry said she would edit the lyrics of ‘I Kissed a Girl’ to get rid of the ‘stereotypes,’ telling Glamour magazine: ‘We’ve changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity.’
Perry… once said she sold her soul to the devil to gain success in the music industry.
Katy, Cannibalism and the Occult
In one of her music videos she promotes cannibalism, with clear connections to occult practices of certain Democrats in Washington DC.
In the video ‘Bon Appétit,’ [Warning: it is not advised to watch it] Perry is cooked by chefs and offered as a meal to a party of elite guests as the main course. The video ends with Perry about to eat a pie containing body parts of the guests.
‘This is clearly Satanic activity and Katy Perry is bound up with it,’ a moral theologian who wished to remain anonymous told LifeSiteNews.
Funding Planned Parenthood
In 2016, Perry donated $10,000 to abortion provider Planned Parenthood and urged her followers to do the same.
Announcing her contribution on Instagram, Perry said, ‘It’s time to turn words into action’ and said the first step is to support these sorts of organizations.
She continued: ‘I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara, and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them.
‘I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson [Katy Perry’s real name] the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally,’ she told her followers…
LifeSiteNews contacted the Pontifical Council for Culture to ask why Perry was an invited speaker, but has received no response.”