As both a devoted Catholic and a Voodoo practitioner, Marie Laveau appeared a blasphemous contradiction, one which thoroughly bewildered and enraged the New Orleans community. As a result, her practice of magic and deviant use of Catholic saints and symbols led to the denunciation of this Afro-Catholic religion as well as the fear and fascination that encompassed Marie Laveau herself.
"Marie Laveau’s Gumbo Ya-Ya: The Catholic Voodoo Queen and the Demonization of New Orleans Voodoo,"
Voces Novae: Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/vocesnovae/vol9/iss1/4