De Maria Numquam Satis!
Nothing like perpetuating superstition....
I invite you all to have a gander at my wifes Rosary at
Why is there absolutely no mention of Jesus in your story?
Very interesting when compared to John 17 where Jesus says "That they might know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent".
MOG has always had a mother of the Father sound to it to me and this proves it.
Praise God He's saved us from such blasphemous worship of Mary.
On the home page click on "America Needs Fatima"
Then click on "Anti-Blasphemy Center" then "To take a closer look at some past Anti-Blasphemy Protests"
You will see a horrific look at what a Museum in New Mexico did to desecrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. Sing up and get the flyers which contain 2 pre-printed post cards to mail in protest to the museum.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Insulted
This Isn't Just Any Blasphemy!
Just when blasphemy is withdrawn from one place, it rears its ugly head in another. This time in New Mexico.
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima affiliate campaign had just finished a successful rally of reparation and protest at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The controversy centered around two portrayals of Jesus Christ that were finally taken off display. Press reports described them as a photo of a nude woman standing in Jesus' place at the Last Supper and another of a topless woman on a cross.
Now, the American TFP and America Needs Fatima's anti-blasphemy network is opposing another offense.
There is no such thing as an ordinary blasphemy since all blasphemy is by definition an extremely serious offense against God. However, Alma Lopez's "Our Lady" exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico goes to new extremes. Press reports describe the exhibit as a computer collage portraying a bikini-clad Virgin of Guadalupe, held aloft by a topless woman-angel.
A Special Devotion to Our Lady
Our Lady of Guadalupe is full of significance. The word Guadalupe was actually a Spanish mistranslation of the local Aztec dialect word, Coatlaxopeuh, which means "one who crushes the serpents." Within six years of this apparition, six million Aztecs had converted to Catholicism. The cloth where Our Lady's image appears, shows her as the God-bearer - she is pregnant with her Divine Son.
What makes this exhibit especially offensive is the fact that the Virgin of Guadalupe is officially the Patroness of all the Americas. She is the powerful intercessor cherished and loved by the Mexican people. Since she is shown as a mother with child, she is also considered protector of the unborn.
"This isn't just any blasphemy," claims Mr. Robert Ritchie, campaign coordinator. "It targets Our Lady in an invocation that is so dear to Catholics, Americans, and those who fight abortion. The 'artist' could not have picked a more cherished image of Our Lady to deform."
Need to Oppose Blasphemy
For these very reasons, the TFP's anti-blasphemy network is mounting a peaceful and legal campaign to oppose this latest exhibit called Cyber Arte: Where Tradition Meets Technology, where the offensive portrayal appears. As always, all violence is strictly forbidden in this protest.
Protesting is the only way to prevent more blasphemy. Just because this exhibit follows closely behind the Brooklyn exhibit is no reason to remain silent. In fact, public pressure recently forced officials at Kennedy airport to cover an unclothed Christ painted on a mural there. Email protests to Yahoo! led that company to abandon plans to market pornography directly on its search engine site.
Grassroots action can be extremely effective and Catholics - especially those devoted to the Blessed Mother - must come to her defense when so vilely attacked. Many local faithful have already staged protests at the museum in Santa Fe and voiced their objections. Now is the time to join with them.
To remain silent and indifferent only encourages the promoters of blasphemy to shamefully peddle their agenda. The American TFP campaign is well underway and includes Enough is Enough! protest postcard fliers, email protests, and a future rally of public reparation. Campaign participants are also encouraged to download a true picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and spread this image to family and friends.
Be a part of this historic campaign today! Here is what you can do!
1. Pray for the success of this campaign. 2. To download a true picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe,Click Here
3. To order your FREE Enough is Enough! protest fliers, Click Here
4. Resend this special email message to your family and friends. 5. Send a special INSTANT email message to the Museum of International Folk Art by By Clicking Here
6. Write, fax or call the museum at: The Museum of International Folk Art, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087. Phone: (505) 476-1200, Fax:(505) 476-1300. Museum of International Folk Art
I have read many of the posts, and was disappointed that so many were felt the need to ridicule, denounce, and hurt fellow Christians with sometimes mean and spiteful words. I understand that most Protestant Christians do not understand the role of Mary and the saints in the Catholic Church and that they have been misguided into believing that we worship Mary, pray TO saints, etc.,etc.
I hope that everyone will pray for civilty and peace on Free Republic and realize that we are all children of God, that all Christians believe in Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity, and that we are united in more than we are divided.
Protestant Reformers, that many of non-Catholic Christians look to for justification, also believed in the Divine Motherhood of Mary:
German reformer Martin Luther's (1483-1546) writings often address the subject of Mary: On the Divine Motherhood of Mary, he wrote In this work whereby she was made the Mother of God, so many and such great good things were given her that no one can grasp them. ... Not only was Mary the mother of him who is born [in Bethlehem], but of him who, before the world, was eternally born of the Father, from a Mother in time and at the same time man and God. (Weimer's The Works of Luther, English translation by Pelikan, Concordia, St. Louis, v. 7, p. 572.)
Luther, true to Catholic tradition, wrote on the Virginity of Mary: It is an article of faith that Mary is Mother of the Lord and still a virgin. ... Christ, we believe, came forth from a womb left perfectly intact. (Weimer's The Works of Luther, English translation by Pelikan, Concordia, St. Louis, v.11, pp. 319-320; v. 6. p. 510.)
I hope and pray that there will be more kind words and less hostility when Christians -- Catholic and Protestant -- discuss Our Lord and our faith.