Skip to comments.Pope: Mary is always in a hurry to help us (first pastoral visit to a diocese in Rome)
Posted on 05/26/2013 3:54:31 AM PDT by NYer
(Vatican Radio) Early on Sunday the feast of the Holy Trinity Pope Francis made his first Pastoral visit to a Diocese in Rome. The Parish of Saint Elisabeth and Zechariah gave the Pope a rapturous welcome as he arrived by helicopter to celebrate Mass and administer the Sacrament of Holy Communion to 16 children.
The Pope addressing the children and the congregation present underlined the importance of praying to the Madonna. Mary, the Holy Father said is always in a hurry to help us, teaching us to understand God. She was there, the Pope added, to help her cousin Elizabeth when she was expecting her baby and she is always there when we need her.
The Holy Father also focused on the theme of the Holy Trinity during his Homily telling the parishioners present that The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one. The Father, the Pope explained is the principle figure, he created everything, he created us. Jesus, meanwhile, said Pope Francis is the saviour. He came down to earth to give his life for us. Lastly, observing the importance of the Holy Spirit, the Pope said, he loves us.
The Christian life the Pope continued means talking to this Trinity. The Holy Francis also said it is the he son who walks with us. The Holy Father described how Jesus gives us the strength to carry on our journey even in difficult times; he is never far our side.
After greeting the many parishioners following Mass, the Pope returned to the Vatican by helicopter for the recitation of the Sunday Angelus.
So is anyone who is not a "dead branch".
Those in heaven are also united to God (1 Cor.13:12; 1 Jn. 3:2) and are alive to Christ (Mk.12:24-27; 1 Cor. 15:22). God is God, not of the dead, but of the living (Matt. 22:32).
We are all in living contact in Christ.
I’m still learning about the faith. My understanding is that Satan used woman (Eve) to lure Adam into sinning. God used woman (Mary) to redeem man.
**Sorry I wont be praying to Mary.**
Who said we pray “to” her instead of Jesus?
We only ask her to pray for us.
Do you ask your own mother to pray for you? Why not ask the Mother of Jesus to pray for you?
After all, wasn’t Mary the first intercessor at the Wedding of Cana? Didn’t she ask/tell him “They have no wine.”?????
Always our intercessor — not a member of the Trinity.
She passes our needs on to Jesus and there are always three answers from him “Yes”, “No” and “Not now.”
So, I ask, why don’t you let Mary help YOU?
I think that counts for women too, dont you?
We are also models for each other, and Mary a very good model indeed --- much better than Eve, whose disobedience Mary helped to overturn with her obedience. Mary didn't say a lot, but one of the biggies was, "Do whatever He tells you."
All of us can join Mary in that.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
We did this in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.
Yes, but you and I pray for each other all the time. I hope.
Resident FR snake handlers:
Yes, that is correct. You can find the scriptural basis for that teaching Here.
In this sense, you "pray" to another person every time you ask the waitress for a cup of coffee. Though where in the Bible does it say you can pray to waitresses?
Who said we pray to her instead of Jesus?
We only ask her to pray for us.
The Pope addressing the children and the congregation present underlined the importance of praying to the Madonna.
If Catholics don’t worship Mary how come you can identify Catholic homes by the Mary shrines in their front gardens?
No Christ redeemed us. That is repeated over and over in scripture. He reversed both Adam and Eve’s actions...not just Eve.
Christ’s redemption is on the basis of his blood sacrifice. He died in place of us. No one in the history of the world will ever do the same.
There is only one redeemer. Anyone claiming to be Co redemptrix is a false God.
“As St. Paul explained, “Give honor to whom honor is due, custom to whom custom, tribute to whom tribute,”
The context is in worldly magistrates, not to praying and asking for help from people other than God.
“St.James tells us (5:16) that the heartfelt prayer of a good man works very powerfully, I think that counts for women too, dont you? - and there are many other examples of intercessory prayer being recommended in the New Testament (col. 1:9;2 Thes. 1:11; 2 Thes. 3:1-3).”
Which has nothing whatever to do with necromancy or the prayers of Christians already in heaven. James 5:16 does not empower Mary to be omnipresent and omniscient in order to answer the billions of Catholic prayers in the world. That’s God’s job.
Rom 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (27) And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Is MARY the Holy Spirit???
So....is Jesus in a hurry too, or is he a little less concerned?
The one thing that troubles me about Catholicism is that it makes Mary to be God and Jesus to be a sweet little baby.
1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred [according to a faith] personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage:
3. adoring reverence or regard: the object of adoring reverence or regard.
ergo, Catholics worship Mary
while “Protestants” and other non-Catholic followers of Christ ONLY worhsip G-d
where is Mary?
Protestants and other non-Catholic followers of Christ don’t presume to know where Mary is at this time.
where are any persons whom some here on earth said was a “saint”?
Protestants and other non-Catholic followers of Christ don’t presume to know where they are at this time.
The bible, whose books were written during a period when Mary died, in the 1st Century, make no mention anywhere of Mary’s death and nothing to presume her “assumption”.
Yet, suddenly, with no other record, in the 5th century, in 431 and again in 451, at two different councils of Bisops, to two different presiding Roman Emperors, came the claim that Mary was presumed to have been “assumed” because, it was claimed, her body was not found in her grave.
Like Yeshua missing from his grave, you would think someone, like Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Timothy, Peter, James or even Paul would have not only known of such a momentous event, but would have commented on it. But, no, they didn’t.
It’s not a Christian belief from the 1st to near middle 5th century. It’s a 5th century pagan adaptation for a pagan Roman empire and its beliefs about G-ds and saints.
The rest of Christianity leaves the role of Mary to G-d and scripture and does not presume there is anything else needed to know about Mary in service to or understanding of a proper Christian faith.
“Who said we pray to her instead of Jesus?’
2675 Beginning with Marys unique cooperation with the working of the Holy Spirit, the Churches developed their PRAYER TO the holy Mother of God, centering it on the person of Christ manifested in his mysteries. In countless hymns and antiphons expressing this prayer, two movements usually alternate with one another: the first magnifies the Lord for the great things he did for his lowly servant and through her for all human beings the second entrusts the supplications and praises of the children of God to the Mother of Jesus, because she now knows the humanity which, in her, the Son of God espoused.
2679 Mary is the perfect Orans (pray-er), a figure of the Church. When we PRAY TO HER, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus mother into our homes,39 for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope.40
When, for the first time in my life, I hear Catholics praying “Hail Jesus, full of grace and truth,” I’ll start taking their theology more seriously.
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