By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Guadalupe's Children--Here, Now, Unignorable

English: Original image of Our Lady of Guadalu...
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I can do no better than the blog "Whispers in the Loggia" which gives us photos from around the country labelled as "Scenes from a Revolution" in the Catholic Church in the U.S., as it transitions from a Eurocentric particular church to a profoundly Hispanic particular church. See the link.

What is the deeper meaning of such an immense change? We shall find out in future decades what God is planning to do. A Spanish proverb famously tells us that God writes straight with crooked lines. So we have to wait and see.

This change reminds me of one surprising conversation a few years ago with a member of the Catholic clergy who could not initially think of a reason for a Catholic theologian to learn Spanish--in spite of its being the original language of Sts. Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Jesus, and John of the Cross, not to mention the modern writings of St. Josemaría Escrivá. It's time to renew our minds.