November 15, 2019

Tag - Mary

Poland’s Divine Protection

On the 14th of August, 1608 Fr. Giulio Mancinelli, an Italian Jesuit, experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary who asked him: “Why do you not call me Queen of the Polish? I greatly cherish this kingdom and I intend great things for it, as its...

The Ubiquitous Slur

On January 27, 2017, thousands of Americans will gather in Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life to mark the 44th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that has led to the deaths of approximately 60 million pre-born...

Mary Wants to be Our Mother

One weekday afternoon in October a professional storyteller named Dan was preparing for an after-school program at a neighborhood recreational center when a group of noisy ten-year-olds from a nearby Catholic school walked in. The kids were munching...

Pray For Us Sinners

The solemnity, Mary Mother of God, puts a deep theological focus on the Christmas celebration. Going back to our dogmatic theology, the study of the truths of the faith, we focus in on whom this Jesus is. By asking the who question, as distinguished...

Something Unusual Happened

Something unusual happened this past July 30 near the Spanish capital city of Madrid, at a military base named El Goloso. A fire broke out inside one of the buildings on the base and spread to an adjoining field. All the grass was scorched by the...

Mary Is Our Mother, Too

On Christmas, I focused on the infinite love that God has for each of us and all of us. He became one of us and our “soul felt its worth,” to quote the verse in O Holy Night. Today, we consider another of God’s many gifts to us, the gift of a...

Mary and The Christian Faithful

Over the centuries Catholics’ regard for Mary has sometimes verged on worship. Although mainly true of the uneducated, excessive veneration of Mary has also occurred among educated Catholics, notably in the idea that Mary is Co-Redemptrix. This...

The Beauty Of Heaven Lasts Forever

Several centuries ago a beautiful young woman from a wealthy family was sent away to a boarding school; soon afterwards, she wrote home, asking her mother to send her a looking glass. Knowing her daughter was somewhat vain, the mother—a devout...

Mary’s Touch

There’s a Catholic radio program in Texas called “Mary’s Touch,” and it allows listeners to share stories of how their devotion the Blessed Virgin Mary has been a source of blessing and help in their lives. On one of their programs, a woman named...

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