Dolores O’ Riordan, the singer for the Cranberries, is dead today at the age of forty-six.
Here is what I wrote about the Cranberries some months ago:
Several years ago, the lead singer of the Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan (Dolores=pains–what a Catholic name 😉 ), caused quite a stink because she actually opposed, in Rolling Stone of all places, the murder of babies in the womb. Their video “Ode to My Family” is a musical catechism. The pubs are family affairs (as opposed to being the provenance of the drunken young), the children are plentiful and dirty, and the old men are nostalgic and tipsy. Catholic paradise if you ask me.
It is one thing for the anonymous denizens of Catholic fora to speak out against the sins that cry to heaven. It takes big balls, err, ovaries to speak out against abortion when one is the front person for one of the most popular bands at the time.
May Mary the Mother of the Slaughtered-in-the-Womb guide you home, sweet sister.