In an interview published at a display of his work on the Web, Mendoza is asked "There are a lot of religious images flying through your work. How do you feel about the Catholic Church?"
He replies "I grew up as a Catholic but early on I gave up any sort of belief and stopped going to church. I don't particularly have any problem with the church since it has no effect on my life whatsoever. It upsets my mother that I am an atheist, but that's an issue she has to resolve herself."