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In Saginaw, Mich., the diocesan cathedral's website greets visitors with a Casio disco beat.
But at St. Joseph's Church in Saginaw, a treasured statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, of great spiritual and cultural significance to the largely Mexican-American congregation, has been barred from the worship area as superfluous.
Michigander Dale Price is justifiably apoplectic. His commentary recalls Christopher Derrick's saying: "A liturgist is an affliction sent by God so that Catholics living in a time when there is no overt persecution need not be denied the privilege of suffering for the faith."
Mi Gente, a local Latino magazine, has covered the story extensively in its March and April editions.