Catholics Outraged Over Sexy Depiction of Virgin of Guadalupe

A skimpy two-piece bathing suit, an overflowing bust, sunglasses and frosty margarita perched in her left hand.

 

Seems more like an apt description of a college girl in Cancún than an artistic depiction of a religious icon, but this is exactly how one alternative weekly newspaper in New Mexico has portrayed the image of the famed Virgin of Guadalupe on the cover of its summer guide. The front page of The Santa Fe Reporter, which has the voluptuous virgin surrounded by a shirtless cowboy and a beer drinking hiker, has drawn the ire of a number of Catholics, who voiced their disapproval to the paper.

 

“If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during the very week that we honor her as our patroness, then I can only say that from my perspective, you succeeded."

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