No translation needed

3 09 2008

This is from a news report shown on Brazilian television around the time of the Pope’s last visit to that country. The footage highlights Catholicism as it exists in the impoverished northeastern region of the country. Notice how they show no priests or Masses going on here, probably because a lot of places don’t have priests. Notice as well the woman’s private altar, complete with some interesting folk saints of that region. And lastly, notice the folk healer who cures by signing people with a branch. She says the branch represents the Word of God. Even though many of you probably don’t know Portuguese, I thought it was edifying enough to show with little translation.



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