Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican official denounces Mexican death cult

Catholic World News - May 10, 2013

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, has denounced the Mexican cult of Santa Muerte as “a blasphemy against religion.”

Santa Muerte (“Saint Death”), typically pictured as a grotesque skeleton, is frequently invoked in regions where drug trafficking is prevalent. The cult is “a degeneration of religion,” Cardinal Ravasi told an audience in Mexico City. "Religion celebrates life, but here you have death," he said.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($8,337 to go):
$35,000.00 $26,663.43
24% 76%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another Month Closer to God 1 hours ago
Links to the past 20 hours ago
Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? July 30
The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy July 30
Vatican delegations ought to avoid the rhetoric of the world. July 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days