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Blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary

Any expression by word, sign, or gesture that is insulting to the goodness of God is a form of blasphemy. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 
"Blasphemy is directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God - inwardly or outwardly - words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one's speech; in misusing God's name. St. James condemns those 'who blaspheme that honorable name [of Jesus] by which you are called.' 

The prohibition of blasphemy extends to language against Christ's Church, the saints, and sacred things."- CCC 2148 

Recapitulating, the catechism further states that:

"The second commandment forbids every improper use of God's name. Blasphemy is the use of the name of God, of Jesus Christ, of the Virgin Mary, and of the saints in an offensive way."- CCC 2162 

A certain French artist by the name of Soasig Chamaillard once posted this message online:

I’m a French Artist looking for art galleries in Paris or in others countries to make known my work. About my work I just can say that I don’t use Holy Marie as my subject to shock a catholic public. I like to play with icons like a children with his toys, to try to understand the world which surrounds me.

As P.Auster said, ‘The true goal of art is not to create beautiful objects: it is a method of reflexion, a means of apprehending the universe and of finding its place there’. It’s a truth for me. I try to do that with my sensitivity.” 

The Albane Gallery in the city of Nantes, France answered his blasphemous plea while Chamaillard responded to the intensifying opposition against his exhibit: "One’s faith should be stronger than blasphemous 'simple objects,” and that one should step back from increasing one’s faith on “simple objects.” He plainly reduced sacred images into “simple objects.” He created the following objects which do not fall short of being utterly blasphemous:

Mary Barbie

My Little Pony Mary

Sailor Moon Mary

Rainbow Mary





Blood Pieta (depicting Mary as a vampire)



Holy Pocket



Santa Claus Mary with alcoholic beverage






Chamaillard further says:
"…faith is not in statues, and perhaps they should remember that. Faith should be strong enough to remain unshaken by simple objects. I think they need to step back from the object and not forget that it's an artistic work."


The Church absolutely condemns such blasphemy. We can never consider such works as works of art. The artist did not only fail to avoid the line between the sacred and the profane but insulted Mary, the mother of God.

The Vatican II document Lumen Gentium affirms "that those decrees, which were given in the early days regarding the veneration of images of Christ, the Blessed Virgin and the saints, be religiously observed" (LG 67).
It underscores the decisions of the Second Council of Nicaea, held in 787, which confirmed the legitimacy of the veneration of sacred images in opposition to those who wished to destroy them, since they considered them inadequate for representing the divinity (cf. Redemptoris Mater, n. 33).

The Vat. II Conciliar  Fathers "...define with full precision and care that, like the representation of the precious life-giving Cross, so the venerated and holy images either painted or mosaic or made of any other suitable material, should be exposed in holy churches of God on sacred furnishings and vestments, on walls and panels in homes and streets, be they images of the Lord God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, or of our immaculate Lady, the Holy Mother of God, of the holy angels, or of all the saints and the just" (DS 600).

By recalling this definition, Lumen Gentium intended to stress the legitimacy and validity of sacred images, in contrast to certain tendencies to remove them from churches and shrines in order to focus full attention on Christ.

Catholics never worship images. We use sacred images, paintings, and other artistic devices to recall the person or thing depicted. Just as it helps to remember one’s mother by looking at her photograph, so it helps to recall the example of the saints by looking at pictures of them. Shall we allow others to insult the picture of our mother? Furthermore, Catholics also use sacred images as teaching tools. In the early Church they were especially useful for the instruction of the illiterate. 

Kindly send your online petition (c/o America needs Fatima) against this blasphemy. Otherwise, if unopposed, this exhibit may travel and more people may be exposed to these blasphemies, and Our Lady will continue to be offended and insulted.  We invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary against this sinful act as we pray:


Hail Mary,Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.

2 comments:

  1. May God have mercy on his soul.

    And to the Blessed Virgin Mary, may her greatness and holiness radiate more to those who are most offended. No lies and deceit can ever quench truth in the Catholic Church. Salamat po Father.

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  2. Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ respects His Mother and would like each one of us to do the same. We should be able to respect each one's beliefs but on the other hand we should not blaspheme God or Blessed Mother Mary.

    In my opinion if I could ask sinners here on the earth to pray for me, why not go to Mother Mary and all the saints to intercede for me from Heaven where God dwells. I sincerely pray for all those who have offended Thee dear God and Mother Mary through their thoughts, deeds and actions.

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