Tuesday, December 12, 2017
KANSAS CITY WESTSIDE CELEBRATES 'OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE' IN THE SHADOW OF RAMPANT GENTRIFICATION AND PREZ TRUMP 'AMERICA FIRST' POLICY!!!
Actually, the blessing ceremony this morning wasn't as political as the goofy TKC headline suggests but the reality is that times are changing for this small ethnic enclave in Kansas City as neither City Hall nor elected officials throughout the nation have much time for tolerance amid an ongoing culture war and upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. presided over a blessing ceremony for the new grotto at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine on Avenida Cesar Chavez early this morning.
Special thanks to one of the faithful in the crowd and a TKC TOP ECHELON INSIDER for the photo of this morning's festivities.
Accordingly, for the overnight here's quick tribute to the many strange, wonderful and curious things that so many Mexican Catholics believe:
CNS: Pope: 'La Guadalupana' shows that everyone has a place in the Church
NBC: Why Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated across the U.S.
BBC: Santa Muerte: The rise of Mexico’s death 'saint'
WaPo: Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black
BBC: Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage marred by deaths
Vice: How La Virgen de Guadalupe Became an Icon
Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!