Millions of pilgrims travel each year to see the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. In one U.S. diocese, however, pilgrims can see a relic of the original image that has been outside Mexico for nearly 80 years.
The relic, a small half-inch cutting taken from the tilma, is kept in a chapel in the Los Angeles cathedral which was dedicated by Archbishop José Gomez in 2012. The fragment of the tilma is preserved in a gold reliquary embedded into the midsection of a sculpture of Saint Juan Diego, giving the effect of the tilma the saint wore.
The relic was given in 1941 by then-Archbishop of Mexico, Luis María Martínez y Rodríguez, to his counterpart in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, John Joseph Cantwell, after he led a large pilgrimage to the Guadalupe Basilica in the Mexican capital.
Archbishop Cantwell provided significant help to Mexican Catholics during the Cristero War and the religious persecution by the Mexican government during the first decades of 20th century. The priest welcomed to his archdiocese priests fleeing from Mexico to survive.
Full story at Catholic News Agency.
That’s a chapel? Looks like a museum.
I had earlier submitted a comment regarding the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, reinstating a link on their “Resources” section of their website, to the heretical, dissident organization, New Ways Ministry– previously stated to be not recognized by the Catholic Church, because of their rejection of Church teaching on homosexuality. Well, it seems that the decision to reinstate the link, was prompted by the Vatican, now deciding that all Catholics should be included in the Synod– even dissident LGBTs, who are against Church teaching on homosexuality. Much apology was offered to New Ways Ministry by the Vatican, for removing the link on the Synod’s “Resource” section. Why are those who are against Church teaching, now recognized and accepted at the Vatican, for the Synod of Bishops– and possibly, other Vatican endeavors? What can this possibly mean?
Looks like my first comment was not printed. Only the second. However, both comments are about the same thing. Looks like Fr. James Martin, S.J., is happy for the Vatican’s acceptance of New Ways Ministry, to be a part of the Synod of Bishops. That sounds dangerous, to me! We very much need Our Lady, especially in today’s Church.
Catholic parents do not want their children to be around those in the Church advocating for gay sex and gay “marrraige.” Or worse– gay predators. Hope the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, can possibly understand this.