Earlier I drew attention to Father Andrew Greeley's take on the Virgin of Guadalupe:
At the center of [the popular religion of Mexico] is the figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe, once perhaps a pagan goddess, but now unquestionably the patron of the Mexican peon with whom she identifies.
I can't forbear repeating Phil Lawler's laconic comment ad rem:
It's a stage many people go through, I'm sure.
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Posted by: Meg Q -
Jan. 04, 2007 6:29 PM ET USA
Unlike, say, St Brigid, once perhaps a pagan goddess, then unquestionably the patron of the Irish peon with whom she identified . . . Can somebody *please* get a hook for this guy???
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Jan. 04, 2007 8:38 AM ET USA
Purgatorial fire is a stage many people go through, I'm sure.
Posted by: Elan -
Jan. 04, 2007 12:48 AM ET USA
Not many things hurt me. This comment by Father Greeley stings. Please indulge me. Que viva la Reina de los Mexicanos. La que con su manos sembros rosas bellas, y puso en el cielo millares de estrellas. Nothing can separate me from the affection I feel for our Blessed Mother, who far from being a pagan goddess, liberated the only people in the world who unquestionably, openly gave cult to the beast. Thank you Lord for sharing this beautiful person, Nuestra Madre Maria, AMEN!
Posted by: Gino -
Jan. 02, 2007 7:17 PM ET USA
Fr. Greeley has become as big a bore as Fr. McBrien. Enough said!