Devotion to the Santa Muerte is growing faster than any other devotion amongst Mexicans. It probably will spread to other races as well. It is worshiping death. Death is only the absence of life.
As the Catholic faith is watered down and not practiced, people look for something else to have faith in. Also, when a Catholic prays to God or asks for the intercession of the Virgin Mary or an other saint to God for help, the answered prayer is not always instantaneous. The answer may even be NO because what is being asked for is not beneficial for our eternal well being.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.