Our Lady of the Gullible Masses?

Our Lady of the Gullible Masses?

James Carroll, a columnist for the Boston Globe and a liberal former priest, opines on the phenomenon of an alleged apparition of Mary appearing in the window of a local hospital. A double-paned window or whatever has leaked and moisture and chemicals inside have formed what appears to some to be an image of the Virgin and Child.

Carroll’s point seems to be that Marian apparitions throughout history have been concocted by popes, politicians, and conquistadores to make their pronouncements palatable to a gullible population. Of course, Carroll sees something nefarious and political in everything the Church does, in line with his longstanding opinion that the Church is not a divine institution, but a political body.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
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  • Today’s Gospel reading speaks about false prophets…you know, “wolves in sheep’s clothing” and all. And “by their fruits you shall know them.”

    Well, the celebrant at Mass today lives in Milton. And, naturally, he went to see the window. And do you know…while he doesn’t know what to make of it, he did hear a lady, upon seeing it, say to her friend something like “Oh, my God…I’ve been away from the Church for a long time. I’m going to confession.”

    I don’t know if this comes from God or not…but I’m thinking maybe God uses stuff like this to bear fruit?

  • Message Of Love…

    Don’t they get it ?
    Blessed Mother
    Don’t they see ?
    That God our Father has sent a miracle for all to view.

    Don’t they get it ?
    Blessed Father
    Don’t they see ?
    That it was Your devine intervention, that turned this simple condensation into a beautiful view of Your Holy Mother, our Lady in blue.

    Don’t they get it ?
    Blessed Mother
    Don’t they see ?
    That since they started to cover You up, ALL day & most of the night too.That Your Holy Son has sent us MORE images to view.

    Don’t You get it ?
    Non-believer’s
    Don’t You see ?
    That God has sent a Message from Heaven above ! He sent His Holy Mother with—> ALL OF HIS LOVE !!

    Written by me Roberta.T
    South Weymouth, MA

    ps… To those of u that have 4gotten yesterday 6-10-04 was the 1st year annv of the image of The Blessed Mother Mary @ The Milton Hosp. in Milton Mass

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