For your lenten reading list.
Thanks for posting this. As a new Catholic/recovering Protestant I know I need to learn more about Marian devotion—I just wasn’t raised to understand this. When I get a job I’ll be sure to buy this book.
It's this way for a lot of us. A little something that was not taught well at all.
Bookmarked for future reference.
Thank you so very much for posting this article, NYer!
**It seems he learned on his own by reading magisterial documents and going back to Scriptures in light of those documents.**
I think this is why many well-read celebrities become Catholics — they do the footwork — the reading!
Episcopal = sort of a protestant, separated by a body of water from Rome.
Title sort of misleading.
Not surprising coming from a man who went from being a pagan to a Bishop in your church in about 2 weeks time. Why not look how Mary's title has evolved over time.
Mary was called woman by Jesus
Mary was called woman by Paul
Mary was called suitable vessel by Ignatius
Mary was called new Eve by Justin Martyr
Mary was called advocate (intercessor, comforter) by Irenaeus
Mary was called ever virgin Mother of God by Origen.
All this evolution of her title in just 200 yrs, so "Temple of God" after another hundred years isn't surprising. It doesn't make it right, though.
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No one has ever claimed that one that calls himself a protestant is saved.. sounds like this guy is wandering in a spiritual fog ...absolutely lost
Great post. I’m sure most people ralize that our loving Savior could never be jealous of His mother - She isn’t the Egyptian Sun God “Ra”, she is the opposite. She is the perfect Christian woman, selected by God, as the who continues to care for her children.
“Ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise” On this thread thats for sure.
Well here's the rub on that one...We already know as much about Mary as any Catholic does...We know everything there is to know...
Believing fables fabricated by the one world religion is not knowledge...
“I’ve been a life long Protestant, but (insert Roman Catholic Organization talking points)...”
“I’ve been a Republican all my life but, (insert Leftist talking points)...”
That Saul Alinsky really gets around. Or maybe in this case, he’s working right from home.
I have not read thru the comments on this thread, but I have read the original posting. The author is not a protestant, he is a convert to Roman Catholicism. It seems he was Angelican, and this reach for him is not far. It is interesting that he got there thru Scripture, rather than Church teaching.
My take...Jesus is the Son of God, He is God, He is my Lord. I do not need a meadiator, He is my mediator. And He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell me. Yes, Mary was used by God to bring Jesus to earth, born of the flesh and born of God. He is established through this as ‘son of David’. His genealogy is also important, and includes three women, two of whom were not Israelites.
My point - Jesus is my Lord and my Savior. The Holy Spirit, another Comforter sent, is my indwelling guide. I do not need intermediaries. I understand my Catholic friends, and know that some of them feel otherwise. We even have some Rosary Beads here in our home, left by a close Catholic relative. I am ok with that. That person had a close personal relationship with our Lord, and I had the privilege of sharing a word relating to him in a Catholic Church at his funeral.
“A Protestant Discovers Mary”
That’s silly, we Protestants know who Mary is quite well.
A very good book to read is called “The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood. Published by The Riehle Fonation in Milford Ohio