...is there a meme for these people akin to Hyperdox Herman or something?
I made the huge mistake of adding an aunt on Facebook who falls under a very bizarre, special category of Hispanic Catholic. She's one of those Roman Catholics who LITERALLY spends EVERY single day ranting about abortion and obsessing over demons and thinks that everywhere is haunted. Catholics of this variety have to keep a Crucifix on every single wall or else they think the place is haunted, they obsess over occultism, and they give more credence to these oddball stories of backwater Priests having bizarre visions of drinking milk from the Theotokos' breasts for example more than they do the official doctrines of their Church.
Do other Roman Catholics have a category or name for this particular variety of Catholic? Or perhaps a meme? I find this type very bizarre and almost scary. They remind me of the Old Country Orthodox who put more trust in Fr. Seraphim Rose and odd cultural myths like "the evil eye" than they do the Church.
Taking a break to answer this question:
First of all, I think that abortion is a HUGE deal, and THE preeminent issue of our day. I say, not the only issue, but the preeminent one. If a society cannot do justice by protecting the most vulnerable, and the most innocent, there is no way in which a society can be a good one. Our Molech worshiping culture is revolting those who truly believe that Christ is the Lord of life.
Second, my great-grand parents, and grand parents adhered to many folk traditions which one might call superstitious. For example, my great grandmother believed that if one did not make his or her bed, demons would play in the bed all day. She also believed that one must die with one's feet touching earth, so that just before the moment of her death she place her feet firmly against the adobe walls of her house. Finally, my grandparents used to say that when it rains, it means that someone had died who went to heaven. Interestingly, the day my grandfather died, it rained. This was a great comfort to my mother.
While I do not adhere to these beliefs, I certainly do not judge my ancestors for holding them. I would much rather someone see spirits in everything, while living a humble Christian life, than to be intellectually prideful and reject faith in Our Lord.