Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Secretary of State Clinton meets our Lady of Guadalupe

Last week, Patrick Madrid was running a caption contest on his blog,

He was looking for captions for this picture
which shows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looking at the tilma of Juan Diego in Guadalupe which, of course, shows the famous imprint of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

I submitted my caption and, lo and behold, I came in as a First Runner Up (three way tie)!

Here is how he announced the winners:

The winner and the runners up are those who, in my subjective judgment, best and most cleverly captured the ironic weirdness of the scene: a woman who has made a lucrative career for herself as an implacable foe of the Pro-life movement (and, more fundamentally, a foe of all the unborn children who have been, are being, and will be slaughtered through abortion, as the result of her efforts to support it) being shown the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Life Herself.

There's no need for me to editorialize further on this bizarre juxtaposition of Truth and error, light and darkness, goodness and evil, which is represented by these two very different, diametrically opposed women.

The winner of this caption contest will receive a personally inscribed copy of my book 150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know.

Contest Winner:

Nick — "Behold: The ORIGINAL 'Mexico City Policy'"

Congratulations Nick!

First Runners Up (3-way tie):

Micaela — "That sinking, nauseous, empty feeling in your abdomen, Hillary? Well, it isn't from the burritos . . ."

Dee — The culture of death meets the Mother of Life.

BillyHW — "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon...well, I don't want to ruin the ending for you."

I, of course, am Dee with my caption “The culture of death meets the Mother of Life.”

Visit Patrick Madrid’s blogspot to see the rest of the wonderful caption entries and read the whole article.


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    I think your caption was the best!

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  2. Jan,
    Thanks for leaving your wonderful comment on my new blog! Hope you enjoy some of my posts in the future - I try to post at least every other day, unless I just get too busy... Holy Week will be difficult to find time.
    I will check out your celticprayerbooks! Thanks Dee