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To: Cronos

Odd article at American Catholic—not a site I’m familiar with.

As you say, veneration of St. Cecilia goes back a very long way. Just because we cannot find archaeological evidence for the whole story hardly means that it’s not true.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 11:45:19 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Look at the home page of American Catholic.
American Catholic site is a step child of St Anthony Messenger Press. ST Anthony Messenger Press is ‘liberal/modernistic Catholic’. I looked at a couple of other saints on there, they seem to take a modernistic approach, wringing out all or much of folklore from the hagiography of older famous saints. They pretty much wring the stories dry. I find this even less attractive than hagiography and certainly less inspiring and informative.
Although I find myself doing much the same thing when reading hagiographies—mental balancing folklore vs truth, these people have an agenda.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 12:24:00 PM PST by RBStealth
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