The pop star who became a former pop star when she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live, Sinead O’Connor is now reportedly going after Pope Francis and saying that the Church is doomed and the papacy is anti-Christian. I know how heartbreaking this must be for Catholics who so look to former pop stars for spiritual advice.

“I guess I wish everyone the very best, I don’t know very much about [Francis] so I’m not going to rush to judge him . . . but I would say he has a scientifically impossible task because all religion, but certainly the Catholic Church, is really a house built on sand, and it’s drowning in a sea of conditional love, and therefore it can’t survive,” she said

“The office of pope itself is an anti-Christian office. The idea that Christ needs a representative is laughable and blasphemous . . . . we need to rescue God from religion, all religion. They’ve become a smokescreen.”