Sunday, October 30, 2011

“Please, please, please…stop bashing my Mother!”

My Mother is kind, sweet, loving, and does only nice things for me—and for YOU.

She’s Mother Mary, the Mother of our Lord--Jesus Christ. She’s not only the mother of Jesus, She’s everyone’s mother. When Jesus was dying on the Cross He said: “Woman, this is your son (the disciple).” Then to the disciple, He said: “This is your Mother.” (John19: 26-27). Jesus gave His mother to us to be our mother too. To bash Her is tantamount to bashing our own biological mothers and, worse yet, it’s bashing the mother of God.  So, why the bashing?

Why the craziness of the sick and repulsive paintings of Mother Mary displayed in the Brooklyn Museum showing Her smeared and splattered with dung? There’s nothing to be gained by displaying a false version of Mother Mary, or by the carnal sinful antics of an “artist” who purposely blasphemes God’s Spotless Mother in his pervert paintings.

In paintings and sculpture, the bashing of Mother Mary is so prevalent that it’s barely noticed---or at least a second thought given to it’s deviousness. Examples of this filth include Mother Mary coming out of a vagina; Archangel Gabriel giving Mother Mary a coat hanger for an abortion; Mother Mary encased in a condom. 

In the gay sitcom, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Mother Mary is made out to be a lesbian. The eBay website offered for sale a “Virgin Mary Immaculate Conception Condom” featuring a picture of Mother Mary holding baby Jesus. The tagline read: “If you conceive, its [sic] a miracle.” Some people will sell anything to make a buck. But my question is this: “What can they spend that money on in Hell?” I haven’t heard of Nieman  Marcus operating a Department Store down there!

Nothing is off the table when it comes to bashing our Mother. But why bash Her? All she wants to do is love you and me. “She is so full of love that no one who asks for her intercession is rejected, no matter how sinful he may be.”-St .Bernard and St. Bonaventure

We hear it over and over…Catholics pray to Mary instead of praying to Jesus. No, we don’t pray to Mary in place of Jesus—we pray to Mary to intercede for us with Her Son Jesus. As Catholics we know that all prayers go to our Heavenly Father.

Mary suffers for us. During Her lifetime as well as on Calvary where She received Her mission to be our mother of faith, to our present existence as hopeless sinners, our problems and salvation is always Her concern, and She continues to intercede for us to lead us to the only Savior, Jesus. It is therefore, through the Blessed Virgin that we are drawn to Jesus. She is there to help us, and She will—but we must ask Her with faith and trust in Her Son. 

Remember this—She is not just Mother Mary—She is our mother too, and as our mother She will not desert us.  “I will never leave you alone. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”—Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

“A true child of Mary has never been lost”—St. Louis De Montford

“If you persevere till death in true devotion to Mary, your salvation is certain”—St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori

So I say to all you Mary bashers, please stop bashing my mother. Instead, console Her and ask Her to assist you with your salvation. You can start by praying the Rosary and wearing the Brown Scapular.