Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Mexican Mary?
[LEFT]I’ve noticed that leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, American Catholic Churches in neighborhood that have turned Hispanic basically push the crucifix in a dark corner of these churches and worship the Mexican Mary. It is an outrage to American Catholics and an insult to Jesus.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception was basically overshadowed by the set that was built to perform a play near the altar.
My church becomes an third world carnival every December 12th with the area near the altar covered with a huge portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a set that will later have a play about her. It is not that we don’t have a social center for that very thing but the Mexicans basically take over the church and tell the pastor what to do.
During this “celebration”, people dressed up as Aztec indians will run up and down the aisles of the church, banging on drums while marichi music is blaring so loud a person can’t even think. It is a disgraceful display and most American Catholics in my church are upset about this. A Catholic Church is for the worship of God and not to be used as a political device to appease the Church of Mexico.