ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

The Virgin

When Madonna meant more than sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll

Photo credit: thom masat on Upsplash

Before the word evoked pop music videos, ‘Madonna’ equated with the Holy Virgin’s miraculously unsoiled condition, the term ‘soiled’ denoting contact with a certain component of the male anatomy.

A relatively new cult of the Virgin was brewed up in the Vatican cellars of Pope Pius IX at the same time the Church lost the…

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