View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's called miraculous for a reason

Prior to receiving the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood, the billion-dollar abortion business, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Mexico where she stopped at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” which was a nice gesture.

But then ...

She asked who painted the miraculous image of Our Lady.


Okay, she's not Catholic. I'll give her a pass.

Monsignor Diego Monroy, the rector of the basilica, had taken her to view the famous image when she asked the question.

He responded: "God!"

Catechetical moment here: The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma (cloak) of St. Juan Diego in 1531. Among the unexplainable phenomena associated with it: The appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened, and the image has not decayed in nearly 500 years. And it is linked with the pro-life movement.

When she left the basilica later, Mrs. Clinton reportedly said to some of the Mexicans gathered outside, “You have a marvelous virgin!”


Then it was off to Planned Parenthood, where I suspect virginity is not as highly valued. After all, it could interfere with lifestyle choices --- and profits.



Blogger GrandmaK said...

Very good post!!! Thank you! Cathy

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