Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Fr. Stan the Rappin' Priest

Fr. Stan
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Fr. Stan's segment on Today in New York was broadcast this morning on NBC.If you haven't seen it, here's another chance.
NEW YORK -- When you think of a traditional church service, you probably think of the standard mass, but one man is changing that.
Known as the Rappin' Priest, Father Stan of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, has found a unique way of spreading the message of God -- through hip-hop.
"It transcends the linguistic barriers, the cultural barriers, even the inter-religious barriers," Stan said. "I've got to put the word out there. The love of God is universal. Make it intelligible in language, especially young people can understand, it's the amazing to see the fruitfulness of that." His lyrical journey has taken him from Yonkers, where he grew up, to a South Bronx community and as far as Uganda, even performing in front of Pope John Paul II.

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