Tag: mariology

"Henceforth all generations will call me blessed"

It seems that Evangelicals may be less frightened of Mary these days. Hail Mary, Full of Grace: An Evangelical’s Reappraisal of Mary Protestant Mary The Blessed Evangelical Mary Then again… So that’s why Mary isn’t special in any way…

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

[A small addition has been made to this post to clarify a point. – Funky] I have a question for my fellow Catholics on this the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Why did the Church find it necessary to define the Marian dogmas as such? Shouldn’t dogma be limited to those articles of faith which …

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Swim Back

A couple days ago, Episcopalian priest Pontificator advised his Episcopalian readers to flee the ECUSA with great haste. He told them to join either the Orthodox or the Catholic Church. Yesterday, an Orthodox priest pleaded his case. Today, a Catholic priest pleads his. Father Addison Hart is a convert. Being a convert myself (though from …

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Anybody Game?

I am here today to go on the record with my bewilderment with opponents of embryonic stem cell research. Here’s how I understand stem cell research: Fertilize an egg and let it divide a few times. Take the resulting clump of cells and use them to see what kinds of tissues you can grow on …

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Signs and Ceremonies: The Virgin Mary

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). "St. Ephanius, born in the year 310, says: ‘What shall I say, or what shall I preach of that beautiful and Holy Virgin? God …

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