Category Archives: Mariology

Is Mary Mediatrix of All Graces? Is She co-Redemptrix or Advocatrix?

Redemption The role of the Blessed Virgin Mary is to immerse herself in all that Christ, her Divine Son, does for our salvation. She has no role of her own. She is not a co-Redemptrix with and under Christ. This … Continue reading

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Is the the Church able to declare Mary as co-Redemptrix?

Here’s the news story: Pope calling proposed development of Marian doctrine ‘nonsense’ doesn’t change truth: theologian []. I believe that Mary has a role as Mediatrix, co-Redemptrix, Advocatrix. However, the Church cannot merely declare that she is those things, or … Continue reading

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The Rosa Mystica devotion

The full explanation of the Rosa Mystica devotion is on this website. See also The Divine Mercy Novena here The devotion does not seem to specify exactly which prayers are said, so below is my suggestion. You can substitute whatever … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Virgin Conception of Mary

The dogma of the Immaculate Conception asserts that Mary, the mother of Jesus and so the mother of God, was preserved from inheriting original sin; she was preserved from all of the effects of original sin, in body and soul. … Continue reading

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Against Modern Heresies: the Virgin Mary

It is an irreformable Catholic dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin in the first moment of her Immaculate Conception. And it is also dogma that original sin harms both the body and … Continue reading

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Free Booklet on the Assumption of Mary

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My booklet, Dormition, Resurrection, Assumption, in Kindle format only, will be free from May 8 to May 12, 2017 (Pacific time). Please take advantage of this offer. At the end of her life on earth, the Blessed Virgin Mary died, … Continue reading

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As a pure hypothetical: Was the Virgin Mary able to sin?

The Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from original sin by a singular grace and privilege of God at her Immaculate Conception. She was conceived in the state of grace, and was unfallen in body and soul. Mary was also preserved … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions on the Immaculate Conception

The Dogma Ineffabilis Deus is the Apostolic Constitution issued by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854, which formally defines the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The document begins thusly: “From the very beginning, and … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Virgin Conception of the Virgin Mary

In my book Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, I conclude that the true date of the Immaculate Conception was November 8th. In my booklet The Virginity of Jesus and Mary, I discuss the dogma of the … Continue reading

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The Education of the Blessed Virgin Mary

According to tradition, the mother of our Lord was educated at the Temple of Jerusalem when she was a child. (That’s tradition with a small ‘t’ — not infallible Sacred Tradition, but a human tradition.) The priests of the Temple … Continue reading

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Were Mary and Jesus subject to death?

The Roman Catholic Magisterium infallibly teaches that Mary was assumed into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Magisterium also teaches, non-infallibly, that Mary died and was raised from the dead prior to her Assumption. Then there is … Continue reading

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Proposed: the Hidden Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary is a mediation on the mysteries of Christ’s life. But the Virgin Mary is the most perfect disciple and the most perfect imitator of Christ, and her life, from its very beginning, was a reflection of the mystery … Continue reading

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