It was 30 years ago yesterday…

That the King of Rock and Roll died. (I didn’t have a chance yesterday to post after I remembered the anniversary.)

Rather than do the traditional tribute, I’ll just point you to this post which discusses Elvis’ Catholic links. (He wasnt Catholic himself, but clearly had an admiration for the True Faith, even if his personal live wasn’t a stellar model of Christianity.)

Go here to see the final scene of Change of Habit, during which Elvis performs at a post-Vatican II, pre-Mass of Paul VI liturgy with dancing and guitars. (Shudder.) But, the priest a facing toward the Risen Christ, so it wasn’t a complete loss.

One interesting fact I learned from the first link: there actually is a Catholic Saint Elvis, which makes it a valid name to baptize a child! I’ll have to remember that if I ever have kids.