The Mexican church has had angst about La Virgen and similar saint devotions since initial conversion until independence - with even groups like the Sinarquistas expressing dismay at the level of devotion offered to La Virgen de Guadalupe as late as the 1940s. Interestingly enough, for most Mexican curates La Virgen was considered so mainstream by the 40s she was used as a distraction to take attention away from local miraculous expressions in areas with holy devotions considered to "Indian" (for example, Morelos in the 1950s). I guess the folks in Denver and the American Catholics never got the memo.
FDI in Latin America 2017
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