A music artist makes a questionable choice (the latest in a long line of unfortunate choices), and rather than get offended, you try to write about it in a humorous fashion that makes light of the fact that the Catholic Church is once again the target of someone's misguided efforts to sell a product.
It's all in fun, right?
And then you read what you've written reprinted in a major newspaper and you're suddenly horrified that you could have said such unkind things about another human being. A woman for whom you should be praying, instead has ridicule and name-calling heaped upon her.
I am ashamed. And I'm thinking that an appropriate penance is for me to give this thing up, at least for a while.
Miss Spears, I apologize for the unkind things I wrote about you.