Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Tuesday 13 April |
Saint of the Day: Pope St. Martin I
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Video: Fr. Pontifex Takes on Atheism—In A Rap Song

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 05/20/15

God is really not dead

In this latest rap video Fr. Pontifex takes on the subject of atheism. Born in 1972, Claude Burns — better known by his stage name "Father Pontifex" —is a Catholic priest and hip hop artist from Evansville, Indiana. He was raised Catholic, but drifted away and became a rapper for a group named The Agape Crew at the age of 17. After his ordination to the priesthood in 2002, he was introduced to a music producer from Phatmass, a Catholic hip hop record label who signed him on and asked him to  write and perform a song on a Massmatics mixtape called "The Son Still Shines." Father Pontifex released his first studio album "Ordained" on August 24, 2011. 

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Cerith Gardiner
11 Interesting facts about the late Prince Philip
Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ
A simple test to see if you really believe Christ is risen
Archbishop Georg Gänswein
I.Media for Aleteia
Gänswein: Benedict XVI expected to live only a few months after r...
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
St. Faustina’s coffee cup and lessons for Divine Mercy Sund...
Here’s how to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at home
Philip Kosloski
Why you can eat meat on Easter Friday
Sister Bhagya
Saji Thomas-ACN
Catholic nun faces conversion charges in central India
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.