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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 31, 2006

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!

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