Thank you for publishing Father Gregory Coiro's comments on Robert Gober's so-called art at the Museum of Contemporary Art ("Gober Exhibition Insults Virgin Mary," Counterpunch, Sept. 22). I was one of those who have been insulted by Gober's senseless work. He may be the master of his craft, but this does not give him the license to insult anyone. To those who do not understand this feeling, it is like seeing your own mother's picture covered by graffiti. You see, we address the Blessed Virgin as "Mother."
ELEANOR L. SONIDO
In response to Father Gregory Coiro's opinion of Robert Gober's exhibition:
The Catholic Church insists that the Virgin Mary is the "Mother of God." Without getting into any debate over how the all-powerful, omnipotent creator could possibly have a mother, I must ask a simple question: Why not allow He himself to strike down the artist?
Last week, I viewed Robert Gober's installation at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. I found the experience to be entirely different than was Father Gregory Coiro's. When I entered the installation, I experienced what I would describe as one of the most profoundly sacred spaces I have encountered in an art venue.