''Like a Prayer'' is the song of a passionate young girl so in love with God that it is almost as though He were the male figure in her life. From around 8 to 12 years old, I had the same feelings. I really wanted to be a nun.'' - Madonna
''The theme of Catholicism runs rampant through my album. It's me struggling with the mystery and magic that surrounds it. My own Catholicism is in constant upheaval. When I left home at 17 and went to New York, which is the city with the most sinners, I renounced the traditional meaning of Catholicism in terms of how I would live my life. But I never stopped feeling the guilt and shame that are ingrained in you if you are brought up Catholic.'' - Madonna
''Once you're a Catholic, you're always a Catholic. No matter how you try to get away from it, the sin is within you all the time.'' - Madonna
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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