By Tom Quiner
No woman has been hated more than the most beautiful woman in the world.
Who is this woman of extraordinary beauty?
Her name is Mary, the Mother of Jesus the Christ.
Modern man judges beauty by dress size and surgically altered appearance.
God judges beauty by the soul. Mary had a soul more beautiful than any man or woman ever born, except for One, Her Son.
According to Catholic dogma, Mary was preserved from original sin from the moment of her conception. How could the Son of God been born to any other person?
She is not tainted by Original Sin like you and me.
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a convert to the faith, it took me many years to get to know Mary, but I have, and I love her.
Mary is all about love and mercy. She is the most powerful intercessor of our prayers. To be clear, Catholics do not pray to Mary, we ask her to pray with us and for us.
So how could such a beautiful soul be so hated?
Scripture gives us a clue in the Book of Genesis:
“I will establish a feud between thee and the woman, between thy offspring and hers; she is to crush thy head, while thou dost lie in wait at her heels” (Gen 3:15).
In other words, Satan had corrupted Eve; God made it clear that another woman, Mary, would one day come along and bring the One who would crush the head of the Serpent, the ultimate Hater.
Mary would become the new Eve. How Satan hates and fears this Blessed Mother of us all.
To this day, She is still hated by some.
A recent dust up in the culture war highlights the controversy over Mary. The National Museum of Women in the Arts launched an exhibition titled “Picturing Mary” a few years ago.
An art critic for the liberal Washington Post, Philip Kennicott, was livid. It seems that the art of the Blessed Mother on display was too flattering, too consistently beautiful for the taste of the effete. Mr. Kennicott was furious that the exhibit didn’t include “perhaps the most famous image of Mary painted in the last quarter century.”
And what image might that be?
That would be Chris Ofili’s “The Holy Virgin Mary,” painted with elephant dung and female genitalia on display.
In other words, an image that the faithful would consider a desecration of our beautiful Blessed Mother, is revered by the snooty cultural elite of the left.
I’m sure Satan agrees.
As for me, I look forward to honoring Mary on her beautiful feast day at Mass tonight.