Overturning Bias – 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals & Santa Muerte

The voices of law enforcement and religious anti-cult 'experts' have been prevalent in the public conversation surrounding Santa Muerte's emergence in the global culture. Often at odds with more objective investigation, the testimony and analysis of these pundits has made searching out the thread of reality within her tradition more difficult for those unaware that … Continue reading Overturning Bias – 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals & Santa Muerte

Lideresa del Templo de la Santa Muerte en Tutitlan responde al articulo de Excelsior (Exclusiva!)

El diario Mexicano, Excelsior, publicó recientemente un articulo con el titulo inflamatorio 'Crimen rinde culto a la Santa Muerte', que citó específicamente la supuesta criminalidad del Templo de la Santa Muerte en Tultitlán (Haga clic aquí para leer el artículo). Enriqueta Vargas, la lideresa del Templo de la Santa Muerte, ha emitido una respuesta exclusiva, publicada aquí … Continue reading Lideresa del Templo de la Santa Muerte en Tutitlan responde al articulo de Excelsior (Exclusiva!)

An Explosion in Monterrey – Santa Muerte under fire

Violence continues to follow Santa Muerte's public presence in northern Mexico with a recent explosion in Monterrey, the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon, which destroyed a public shrine to the skeleton saint. Reports in the Mexican news indicate that some witnesses have mentioned the possibility of a grenade, however no shrapnel … Continue reading An Explosion in Monterrey – Santa Muerte under fire

More from Matamoros – Bishop issues call for tolerance of Santa Muertistas

In another surprising turn in the recent municipal attacks on Santa Muerte shrines in Matamoros, Ruy Rendon Leal, bishop of the Diocese of Matamoros, is calling for tolerance and open dialogue between the Catholic church and followers of Santa Muerte. He is saying that in these trying times 'Good Samaritans' and mutual help are more … Continue reading More from Matamoros – Bishop issues call for tolerance of Santa Muertistas

Born Again in Matamoros – Santa Muerte shrines reappear after destruction

When reports emerged that Leticia Salazar Vazquez, Mayor of Matamoros, a town on the border of the United States and Mexico, had ordered military action against a shrine dedicated to Santa Muerte it seemed to be a continuation of the aggressive stance the Catholic church has taken toward the burgeoning devotional tradition in Mexico. Coming … Continue reading Born Again in Matamoros – Santa Muerte shrines reappear after destruction

Santa Muerte at Matamoros – Mayor orders destruction of chapel amid protests

Leticia Salazar Vazquez, Mayor of Matamoros, a town on the border of the United States and Mexico has ordered military action against a chapel dedicated to Santa Muerte which has been in operation for approximately 4 years. Reports indicate that Mexican military forces have been working since Thursday, January 9th, 2014 to demolish the worship … Continue reading Santa Muerte at Matamoros – Mayor orders destruction of chapel amid protests

Sixth Anniversary of the Santa Muerte Temple in Tultitlan (Sexto Aniversario de Templo de Santa Muerte Tultitlan)

Enrique Hernandez Garcia has posted some spectacular pictures from the 6th anniversary celebration held at the Santa Muerte Temple in Tultitlan. The celebration included over 500 pilgrims, celebratory dancers , mariachis, abudent food, six couples married , ten children baptized and prayers for a prosperous, protected and healthy new year. The Santa Muerte Temple in Tultitlan was founded … Continue reading Sixth Anniversary of the Santa Muerte Temple in Tultitlan (Sexto Aniversario de Templo de Santa Muerte Tultitlan)

Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston condemns Santa Muerte

In a special segment on the Spanish language program called Atrevete Mexico (Be Bold Mexico,) on Radio Maria - Houston, Adrian Alberto Herrera, Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, discussed Santa Muerte, and the Catholic Church's concerns regarding the fast growing devotional tradition which surrounds her.