13 Sep 2014 Vatican Comments (1)

War ruins God's creative work, Pope says

Redipuglia, Italy, Sep 13, 2014 / 08:26 am .- Pope Francis warned against the destructive indifference towards our brothers and sisters that arises from ideolog…

Read more

17 May 2016 USA No comments

US Supreme Court seeks compromise over contraception mandate

The justices have asked the lower courts to take another look at the issue America’s Supreme Court has avoided making a definitive decision over the Obama admi…

Read more

05 Mar 2016 Australia News Vatican No comments

Vatican commends Cardinal Pell's 'dignified and coherent' evidence to the Australian Royal Commission

Cardinal Pell had said on Wednesday that he had the full backing of the Pope, and after twenty hours and 4 nights of grueling testimony with the Australian Roya…

Read more

25 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific News No comments

Report: Chinese prelates seek reconciliation with Holy See

The president and two vice presidents of China’s episcopal conference, which is not recognized by the Holy See, have traveled to the United States as part of an…

Read more

28 Jun 2016 Americas Australia Europe News United Kingdom USA Vatican No comments

Cardinal Nichols: ‘Upsurge in racism following Brexit vote must not be tolerated’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that any upsurge in racism following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union must be stamped out. Following last Thursda…

Read more

08 Aug 2016 News No comments

Bishop Daly, who aided Bloody Sunday victims, dies

The retired Bishop of Derry, who became a hero after administering last rites to victims on the streets and waving a blood-stained handkerchief, has died at the…

Read more

18 Jul 2015 Articles Q&A No comments

Was Saint Peter Married?

St. Matthew recorded in the Gospel, “Jesus entered Peter’s house and found Peter’s mother-in-law in bed with a fever. He took her by the hand and the fever left…

Read more

18 Apr 2016 Americas Europe Middle East News United Kingdom USA Vatican Comments (3)

Pope Francis takes back12 Muslim Refugees to Rome

Pope Francis after his short visit to the Syrian Refugees in Greece board back to Rome with him 12 Muslim refugees which consists of three (3) families and six …

Read more

02 Sep 2015 News USA Comments (3)

Kentucky clerk of court defies Supreme Court, refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Defying court orders, a county clerk in Kentucky is refusing to issue marriage licenses of same-sex couples. Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, said that she…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Mark Wahlberg asks Pope Francis to Forgive him for “TED”

Mark Wahlberg found religion a long time ago, but he’s only recently spoke out about the kind of difference it made in his life. So, it wasn’t a surprise to learn that Wahlberg used his star power to meet the church’s holiest person — the Pope. As many know, the Pope made his way to the United States, and Wahlberg took advantage of this.

That said, it’s what Wahlberg did during the meeting that has people scratching their heads. Just to give a bit of perspective, Pope Francis visited prisoners convicted for murder and rape, and Wahlberg decided to ask to be forgiven for his raunchy comedy, Ted.

So, how did this meeting occur? Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, Mark Wahlberg was at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which is a festival that he was headlining. While introducing acts such as Aretha Franklin, Juanes, and The Fray, Wahlberg decided to take the moment to ask Pope Francis for forgiveness. A soloist had brought up the raunchy comedy, and Wahlberg simply laughed, and then said to the Pope, “Holy Father, please forgive me. I’ve always hoped that the good Lord has a sense of humor when it comes and pertains to many of the movies that I’ve made." As you might have guessed, Twitter reacted to this bit in the best of ways.

This isn’t the first time Wahlberg has brought up religion. Back in 2012, the actor famously beat a Vietnamese immigrant while trying to steal from said immigrant’s convenience store in 1988. During the attack, Wahlberg shouted racist vitriol at the immigrant. After the attack, Wahlberg spent 45 days in jail for the assault. During this time, the actor said he found his faith in God, which he used to turn his life around and focus on bettering himself as a person.

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Wahlberg said, “Jail was definitely a wake-up call for me. I was 16-years-old, I was arrested and tried as an adult."

“I had to make the choice personally, and then I had to focus on my faith. My faith has allowed me to overcome a lot of things. And hard work. Nothing comes easy, especially when you have your back against the wall and have a lot of thing coming at you. I wanted to prove through my actions, not my words, that I was going to change and make a positive impact on the community that I come from."

Wahlberg keeps his faith in his life by going to church every day. Although the actor has a busy schedule and is usually on location, he said that he starts off each morning by going to church. He doesn’t necessarily attend mass every day, but he admits that he says his prayers during the first fifteen minutes of his day.

He said during this time he gets to focus on his day, while showing his gratitude. Wahlberg also mentioned that it helps him clear his head and focus on his “actions" as well as the “elements" in his life that he has to avoid.


[Photo by Matt Rourke / Pool / Getty Images]



Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories