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  • Who Is Our Lady of Laus? “My name is Mary” (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    04/14/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    OSV ^ | April 14, 2014 | Stephanie A. Mann
    Benôite. Photos: ND du Laus In May 2008, Bishop Jean-Michel di Falco Leandri, the bishop of Gap in the French Alps, celebrated a special Mass to announce the Vatican’s approval of Marian apparitions in that diocese that occurred between 1664 and 1718. Although the location of the apparitions to Venerable Benôite (Benedicta) Rencurel and the shrine founded there have been drawing pilgrims since the late 17th century, Our Lady of Laus is relatively unknown outside of France. The website for the shrine is available only in French and Italian, for example, and the nearest airport is in Grenoble, about 60...
  • Verdict on Medjugorje nears as Commission claims apparitions are “no hoax” [Catholic Caucus]

    01/20/2014 5:40:28 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | January 19, 2014
    The Medjugorje inquiry commission has concluded its work The dossier on the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje has been passed on to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The verdict could be positive albeit partial but no concrete decision has yet been reached Giacomo Galeazzi - ANDREA TORNIELLIvatican city  A verdict on the Medjugorje apparitions is not far off. The Mejugorje inquiry commission which was set up in March 2010 and is chaired by Cardinal Camillo Ruini has concluded its work. Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the commission held its last meeting on Friday and...
  • Vatican Outlines Virgin Mary Sighting Rules To Evaluate Authenticity (Catholic Caucus)

    05/24/2012 10:11:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Sanctepater ^ | May 23, 2012 | Alessandro Speciale
    The Vatican has published rules to evaluate the authenticity of the dozens of apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported each year. The “Norms Regarding the Manner of Proceeding in the Discernment of Presumed Apparitions or Revelations” have been in use since 1978, but until now had been available only in Latin, never officially published and only circulated among bishops and specialists. The Vatican document has now been translated into English and other languages to aid bishops in the “difficult task of discerning presumed apparitions, revelations, messages or ... extraordinary phenomena of presumed supernatural origin,” Cardinal William Levada, the head of...
  • Apparitions of the Blessed Holy Virgin Mary at El-Warraq (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/14/2012 6:08:37 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 10 replies
    Zeitun ^ | 2009 | Anba Theodosius, Bishop-General of Giza
    The Bishopric of Giza announces that the Holy Virgin has appeared in a transfiguration at the Church named after her in Warraq al-Hadar, Giza, in the early hours of Friday 11 December 2009 at 1:00am...
  • Holy Virgin appears in Colombian thunder storm

    07/02/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies · 4+ views
    Columbia Reports ^ | July 1, 2010 | Pandora Pugsley
    The Holy Virgin risked over-exposure this week after Our Lady of Mount Carmel popped out yet again to the delight of Colombian villagers. The seemingly ubiquitous deity's image was spotted on a wall at a cross-roads by a young boy in Cumural, central Colombia. "It's true!" said one over-excited neighbour, who personally saw a picture of the Virgin, sporting a crown, robe and scapular and cradling baby Jesus in her arms. Among theories circulating as to how Our Lady got there, the favourite appeared to be that she was "beamed from the heavens" following a thunder storm. It wasn't long...
  • Apparition: ‘fantastic message’ imparted to self-proclaimed visionary (Marian Apparition)

    05/19/2010 3:16:09 PM PDT · by shibumi · 11 replies · 404+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tom Shel
    FOLLOWING A period of intense prayer during which he knelt on damp grass as he gazed heavenwards at Knock shrine yesterday, self-proclaimed visionary Joe Coleman claimed he had been imparted a “fantastic message” by Our Lady. Jabbing his finger at a cloudy sky, Mr Coleman said: “I seen her there and I seen her there. She did make herself known.” Although reluctant to go into any details about the “message” he had received, Mr Coleman did say the Blessed Virgin had been angry about the way he had been treated by shrine authorities. He complained that he and his followers...
  • Issues to watch on Pope's trip to Portugal

    05/08/2010 3:58:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 387+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 7, 2010 | Diogenes
    John Allen looks at the background of Pope Benedict's coming trip to Fatima, Portugal. He notes that the five foreign trips the Pope has scheduled for this year-- to Malta, Portugal, Cyprus, Great Britain, and Spain-- "are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty." Benedict in Portugal: A different crisis, secularism, and 'Marian Cool' As fate would have it, Pope Benedict XVI's five foreign trips in 2010 are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty. Last month's weekend stop in Malta, arguably the most Catholic society on earth, amounted to the warm-up act, while next week's four-day swing...
  • THOUSANDS GATHER IN CROWDS AS MARY SAID TO APPEAR AGAIN IN EGYPT [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/18/2009 8:40:06 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,180+ views
    SpiritDaily and other ^ | December 17, 2009
    Videos on YouTube indicate that unusual lights are again appearing on a Coptic Orthodox church in the Cairo metropolitan area, this time in a neighborhood known as Warraq. There are no details as yet as to when the phenomena began, but according to blog reports crowds began forming on December 9 -- a day after the Immaculate Conception feast -- and thousands are now gathering each night, chanting, singing Arabic-style Christian songs, and loudly exclaiming as forms or flashes of light materialize. The forms of light are vague as taken with what appear to be cell phones and presented on...
  • Mary in Byzantine Doctrine and Devotion (Catholic / Orthodox Caucus)

    11/21/2009 4:46:40 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 686+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | November 21, 2009 | Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
    In the various Christian traditions Marian doctrine and devotion take shape in manifold and diverse ways. Since the Second Vatican Council the Church has striven to promote a new and more careful study of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, in the mystery of Christ and of the Church; to encourage theological faculties in the pursuit of knowledge, research, and piety with regard to Mary of Nazareth. The Mother of the Lord is understood as a "datum of revelation" and a "maternal presence" always operative in the life of the Church. [1] The history of theological reflection witnesses...
  • Mary: Holy Mother

    06/18/2009 4:26:48 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 99 replies · 1,348+ views
    Catholic Pages ^ | 6/18/09 | Scott Hahn
    As you probably know, this is our third installment in a series of five sessions that we are spending together discussing how to answer common objections, questions regarding key tenets that are distinctive to the Catholic Church. We have focused upon the Pope and yesterday we looked at purgatory. This morning we want to focus on Mary and the Marian doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church to see where in scripture do we see, not necessarily logical demonstrations that are brought forth from proof texts that kind of force the mind against the will to give in and...
  • A Vatican gag order for Marian visionaries? [Catholic Caucus]

    01/14/2009 10:22:44 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 813+ views
    NCR cafe ^ | January 14, 2009 | JOHN L. ALLEN JR
    British media are justly renowned for their tongue-in-cheek treatment of matters Catholic, and this week they’ve had some fun with a story about a new set of Vatican guidelines for investigating reports of apparitions and visions, such as those surrounding the Virgin Mary. The story first broke Jan. 6 in Rome, on the Italian Catholic web site “Petrus,” but it’s taken a week or so for the Anglo-Saxon press to catch up. Global discussion was sparked by a report on Tuesday in the British paper The Independent, with the provocative headline, “Catholics ordered to keep quiet over Virgin visions.” Briefly,...
  • September 8 - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Catholic Caucus]

    09/07/2008 5:18:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 278+ views
    The Birth of the Virgin Mary - Esteban Murillo (Louvre, Paris)   Thy birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world. For from thou hast risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God. Destroying the curse, He gave blessing; and damning death, He bestowed on us life everlasting. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. For from thou hast risen of Sun of justice, Christ our God. ­ from The Divine Office - Matins (Morning Prayer)The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated in...
  • Expert explains Church’s criteria for confirming Marian apparitions (Catholic Caucus)

    05/08/2008 1:46:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 1,019+ views
    CNA ^ | May 8, 2008
    Salvatore M. Perrella Rome, May 8, 2008 / 03:33 pm (CNA).- Salvatore M. Perrella, an expert in dogma and Mariology from the Mariunum Pontifical School in Rome, explained this week the criteria used by the Church to determine the legitimacy of Marian apparitions. His explanation comes in the wake of the Church’s approval of the apparitions of Our Lady of Laus in France.In an article for L’Osservatore Romano, Perrella cited Jesuit Father Giandomenico Mucci to explain the difference between a vision and an apparition.  The first is of a spiritual nature, while the second is of a physical one. ...
  • Book on Mary turns runaway youngster immersed in drugs and crime into a priest

    04/01/2008 4:23:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 999 replies · 297+ views
    Visions of Jesus ^ | February 2004
    February 16, 2004 - Reported in Spirit Daily.com online newspaper. "In 1992 my life changed dramatically," says Father Donald Calloway. "I had a profound conversion experience after reaching rock bottom."Rock bottom indeed! Now a 31-year-old priest who serves as assistant rector at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Father Calloway had been a runaway youngster who was immersed in everything from drug abuse to theft."I had gone through all a boy could do up to the age of twenty," he says. "My mother had been married three times and we had no religion. The family...
  • Pope’s Marian devotion keeps clear focuses on Christ

    09/09/2007 10:59:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 325+ views
    CNS ^ | September 9, 2007 | John Thavis
    MARIAZELL, Austria (CNS) -- When Pope Benedict XVI came to the Austrian Marian shrine of Mariazell, he spoke a lot about Jesus Christ and said relatively little about Mary. That was indicative of the “style” of this pope’s Marian devotion, which Vatican officials have described as prudent, thoughtful and very Christocentric. In general, the pope sees attachment to Mary as a wonderful way for the faithful to draw closer to Christ, but has been wary of anything that tends to exaggerate or over-sentimentalize her role in the church. “We rest awhile with the mother of the Lord, and we pray...
  • Mary-A Catholic Evangelical Debate - David Questions Marian Devotion

    05/18/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 906+ views
    GK Upsidedown ^ | May 16, 2007 | Father Dwight Longenecker
    For Mary's month, an excerpt from the book I co-wrote with David Gustafson--Mary-A Catholic Evangelical Debate. This is from the chapter on Marian Devotion. David has been taking us on a little tour of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. He's been describing the various chapels dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. As an Evangelical he finds them excessive, but he keeps his poweder dry until he comes to the Polish chapel, where he finds a dedication that is a real show stopper. David writes... A Polish chapel features “Our Lady of Czestochowa“. In that chapel is...
  • Cardinals, Bishops, Theologians and Lay Apologists Speak-up for Marian Coredemption

    05/16/2007 1:51:59 PM PDT · by Friar Roderic Mary · 607 replies · 18,526+ views
    Ave Maria!Recent initiatives in support of the Dogmatic Declaration of Marian Coredemption are springing up like May flowers in this Month of Mary and are the fruit of many years of dialogue and theological discussion organized by the Hierarchy, the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and Vox Popoli Mariae Mediatrici. This movement is supported by a wide range of theologians and lay people, and the initiatives have five main thrusts: Hierarchical, Theological, Popular Apologetical, a Video Series on the internet, and a Lay Petition drive.Hierarchical: A symposium was held on May 3rd to the 7th, 2005 in Fatima, Portugal, led by...
  • Catholic Prayer and Meditation: A Meditation on the Seven Sorrows

    03/03/2007 9:12:21 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 15 replies · 256+ views
    KAC's Catholic Meditations ^ | 3/3/07 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Theotokos, Mother of God, You who knew the blessedness of living with Him, He our Light, our Peace, our Salvation, Theotokos, O Mother of Sorrows, You who knew the darkness of watching Him die Scorned, abused, in pain and misery, Theotokos,  O Mother of Tears, thank you for saying yes when Simeon told you how the sword would pierce your heart, Theotokos, O Mother of our Hope, thank you for saying yes when it was time to flee to Egypt, Theotokos, O Mother most faithful, for saying yes, and knowing how it feels to lose the light of your Son,...
  • Setting the Record Straight on Mary

    12/19/2006 7:08:21 AM PST · by NYer · 1,148 replies · 7,535+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 17, 2006 | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    The new movie that debuted on December 1st, The Nativity Story, has received many positive reviews around the country already and also a fair number of attacks by the standard group of village atheists.Criticisms notwithstanding, the movie certainly has many redeeming qualities to it including its portrayal of Joseph and the touching scene of Mary's visit to Elizabeth, but at the same time I feel it necessary to correct the record about its presentation of Mary. More to the point, twenty centuries of theological reflection on the Virgin Mary have been effectively glossed over in the movie, and we have been...
  • Her saving grace - the origins of the Immaculate Conception

    12/09/2006 2:14:47 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 819+ views
    David Scott Writings ^ | December 8, 2006 | David Scott
    Lea Marie Ravotti “Immaculate Conception” (2004) By David ScottIn November 1848, the specter of revolution sweeping through Europe finally reached Rome.On Nov. 15, extremists executed Pellegrino Rossi, the newly named governor of the Papal States. Angry mobs roamed the streets, surrounding the papal palace on the Quirinal Hill.Besieged for nine days, Blessed Pope Pius IX finally fled under cover of night, disguised as an ordinary priest, taking refuge in Gaeta in the Kingdom of Naples.He was in the third month of his papacy in exile when, on February 2, 1849, he finished a letter to all the world’s bishops....
  • Mary not just for Catholics anymore

    12/09/2006 5:31:49 AM PST · by NYer · 348 replies · 2,549+ views
    IOBSERVE ^ | December 2006 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As publications from Time magazine to Christianity Today have discovered recently, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is not just for Catholics anymore. Features on Mary are perennial favorites for editors looking for a religion-themed story before Christmas, and in the last few years many of these articles have focused on the increasing popularity of Mary among Protestants. Marianist Father Thomas Thompson, editor of the Marian Library Newsletter at the University of Dayton in Ohio, points out that the expanding Protestant acceptance of Mary is based upon a strictly scriptural view of her, rather than on any change...
  • "Picturing Mary" Documentary to Debut on Public Television in December

    11/29/2006 10:46:54 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 826+ views
    US Newswire ^ | November 27, 2006
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- No one knows what she really looked like, yet the Blessed Virgin Mary stands among the most popular artistic subjects in history. In every medium, with every imaginable material, in tiny personal images and gigantic mosaics, artists have depicted her the world over. "Picturing Mary," a stunning new high-definition documentary to debut next month on public television, explores how images of the Virgin reflect numerous traditions, devotional practices and cultures. The one-hour program leads viewers on a pictorial journey through history from the earliest times to the present day and presents a stunning array...
  • The Mary We Never Knew (Protestant's reclaiming Mary)

    11/29/2006 7:27:32 AM PST · by NYer · 818 replies · 6,195+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | December 2006 | Scot McKnight
    Why the mother of Jesus was more revolutionary than we've been led to believe.There are two Marys. One wears a Carolina blue robe, exudes piety from a somber face, often holds her baby son in her arms, and barely makes eye contact with us. This is the familiar Blessed Virgin Mary, and she leads us to a Christmas celebration of quiet reflection.Another Mary—the Blessed Valorous Mary—wears ordinary clothing and exudes hope from a confident face. This Mary utters poetry fit for a political rally, goes toe-to-toe with Herod the Great, musters her motherliness to reprimand her Messiah-son for dallying at...
  • Just what is happening at Medjugorje?

    07/25/2006 8:01:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies · 2,438+ views
    American Papist ^ | July 25, 2006 | Thomas
    The question of Medjugorje is a huge (and often heated) one, and it looks like it's about to get bigger and, well, more heated: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, announced a commission would be formed to review the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje and pastoral provisions for the thousands of pilgrims who visit the town each year. "The commission members have not been named yet," Cardinal Puljic told Catholic News Service in a July 24 telephone interview. "I am awaiting suggestions from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith" on theologians to appoint....
  • Mary a Meeting Point of Cultures, Says Muslim - Encourages Pilgrimages to Marian Shrines

    06/29/2006 5:36:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 314 replies · 2,714+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 29, 2006
    ROME, JUNE 29, 2006 (Zenit.org).- An Egyptian Muslim and deputy director of a prominent Italian newspaper suggested that Mary could be the figure who brings Christians and Muslims together. Magdi Allam of Il Corriere della Sera spoke to ZENIT about the appeal he launched in the pages of the national daily newspaper to Muslims living in Italy to visit the Marian shrines in their host country. The journalist said that he is convinced that the Virgin Mary is a meeting point between Christians and Muslims. "Mary is a figure present in the Koran, which dedicates an entire sura [chapter ed.n.]...
  • John Paul II, the Fatima Pope (SURVIVED FOUR ACCIDENTS IN A MIRACULOUS FASHION)

    04/07/2006 9:41:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 417+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 6, 2006
    ROME, APRIL 6, 2006 (Zenit.org).- A new book on John Paul II, by Italian journalist Renzo Allegri, looks at a Marian angle of his life. "Il papa di Fatima" (The Fatima Pope) was recently published in Italy by Mondadori. Allegri's research reveals that Karol Wojtyla's life and pontificate seem to have been inscribed in a divine plan that makes of John Paul II that "bishop clothed in white" mentioned in the third part of the secret of Fatima. The Pope himself became aware of that possibility after the 1981 attempt on his life. The attack took place on May 13,...
  • Status Ecclesiae January 2006 - The Obedience Test

    01/11/2006 10:09:32 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 516+ views
    Inside the Vatican ^ | January 2006 | John Mallon
    Three significant movements have swept through the Church since the Second Vatican Council, all of which have been sources of great blessing and sometimes confusion, with, on occasion, some devotees mistakenly making themselves a Magisterium unto themselves. Most of them outgrow this error. I am speaking of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Marian movement — particularly involving reported apparitions, especially those occurring in Medjugorje, in the former Yugoslavia — and the Traditionalist/ Tridentine Mass movement. I most closely associate myself with the charismatic renewal which I credit with perhaps saving my life while Jesus was working on saving my soul.Of...
  • LOURDES TO HEAL CABLE TV MISERY (It's a miracle!)

    11/07/2005 6:01:14 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 626+ views
    NY Post ^ | Nobember 7, 2005
    IT'S a miracle! A four-hour miniseries on Lourdes — the French shrine-town famous for its mysterious ability to cure disease and infirmity— is about to go into production. A&E, the cable channel, is underwriting the project. "Lourdes" will follow the true story of a terminally ill surgeon who is healed after taking the waters at Lourdes. The doctor returns later to investigate the miraculous power of the site. The series' producer, Paul Lussier, who also did ABC's "Blackout," has been granted access to the Lourdes archives. The archives supposedly contain details of the 68 cases that have been classified as...
  • Pope slips out of the Vatican for sneak trip

    10/30/2005 6:01:42 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 311+ views
    The Star ^ | October 30, 2005 | James Vicini and Adam Entous
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict slipped out of the Vatican unannounced for the first time in his papacy on Saturday, travelling to the same spot his predecessor did exactly 27 years ago to pray after being elected.  The Pontiff visited the shrine to the Virgin Mary at Mentorella, in the mountains about 55 km (34 miles) northeast of Vatican City, where Pope John Paul II went on Oct. 29, 1978.  John Paul had said that travelling to Mentorella, in what was the first the many pilgrimages outside Rome of his pontificate, had helped him to pray.  John Paul's trip,...
  • Mary Is Queen of Heaven, Not Pope (part 2)

    09/18/2005 1:40:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 958+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 17, 2005 | Mark Shea
    Mariaphobia is the irrational fear of Mary. In my last column I remarked that the surprise, for many Evangelical converts to the Catholic faith, is how much smaller Mary is to the Catholic than she is to the evangelical. For the evangelical, “the Catholic Mary” looms large as a kind of ur-goddess. The fear that pre-occupies the evangelical imagination is that, say what Catholics will, once the convert is safely inside the Church, the priest will produce the brain chip implant and you will be reprogrammed to adore and worship Mary by the Vatican’s Mind Control Laser Platform in Geosynchronous...
  • Mariaphobic Response Syndrome (commentary on Catholic devotion to the Virgin Mary)

    08/25/2005 3:42:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 480 replies · 3,910+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 25, 2005 | Mark Shea
    Recently, I participated in an online conversation about the Blessed Virgin. As an evangelical convert to the Catholic faith, I can empathize with the deep fears many evangelicals have about Mary. It’s a terror that runs way down into the guts and marrow of many evangelicals. It’s a deep, unreasoning and nameless fear that does not lose any of its power even when every so-called “basis” for the fear is debunked. And like many irrational fears, it has the odd quality of distracting us from reality and clear thinking. To illustrate what I mean, let me sum up not a...
  • "Dare to Be Catholic!"

    03/29/2005 12:41:21 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 630+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-29-05 | by John Ritchie
    Catholic University hosts sacrilegious display against the Blessed Mother, offending students, faculty and Catholics nationwide Something extremely alarming and shameful occurred at the University of Dayton, where Our Blessed Mother was depicted in an exhibit amid pictures of prostitutes and pornography.1 The sacrilegious display, "Heartlands," by Derek A. Cracco, an assistant professor of art at the University of Alabama, was on public display in the Rike Center Gallery of the University of Dayton from February 22 to March 11. Ranking among the ten largest Catholic universities in the country, the University of Dayton, founded by the Society of Mary in...
  • Church workers recover rotting bodies at Indian Marian shrine

    01/01/2005 1:14:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 700+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Dec-30-2004 | Anto Akkara
    VAILANKANNI, India (CNS) -- Amid the stench of rotting bodies and decaying garbage, Thanjavur Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss spent several days at India's most popular Marian shrine to oversee post-tsunami relief efforts. Barefoot volunteers, with faces covered by surgical masks or even handkerchiefs, removed rotting bodies from mountains of debris: houses, shops, remains of thatched sheds, boats and animal carcasses strewn around the scenic beach in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. The shrine, which draws 20 million pilgrims annually, remained untouched. More than 1,000 people, including hundreds of pilgrims, perished within a one-kilometer (.62 miles)...
  • The Mother of the Son: The Case for Marian Devotion

    12/09/2004 10:15:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 207 replies · 2,872+ views
    The Mother of the Son: The Case for Marian Devotion    MARK SHEA It has to be one of the strangest things in the world: So many Christians who love Jesus with all their hearts recoil in fear at the mention of His mother’s name, while many who do love her find themselves tongue-tied when asked to explain why. Most of the issues people have with Mary are really issues about something else. "Where is the Assumption of Mary in the Bible?" isn't really a question about Mary. It's a question about the validity of Sacred Tradition and the authority...
  • Be Very Leary of Marian Carr Knox

    09/14/2004 10:08:17 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 63 replies · 1,781+ views
    Isn't Knox's story just what CBS needed? Here comes forward someone who is 87 years old who does not support Bush as president, deeming him "unfit for office" and "selected, not elected." This is right out of a left wing playbook. Why Knox is good for CBS is because she diverts attention away from CBS's proven forged documents and places the emphasis on the contents -- just what CBS been desperately been trying and failing to do. "The information in here [memos] was correct, but it was picked up from the real ones," she said. "I probably typed the information...
  • The Siege of Czestochowa

    07/23/2004 3:10:07 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Tradition, Family, Property ^ | 23rd July 2004 | Prof Plinio Correa de Oliviera
    "When God the most High decided to chastise the Poles, in His goodness He first sent various signs warning of the catastrophe which approached." So He permitted that, the 10th of February 1654, the high tower of the Sanctuary of Czestochowa be struck by lighting and consumed by fire. In that same year, on the 9th of July, everyone saw a miracle which occurred in the face of the sun: "In the nose of the sun there appeared a cross, which gradually became transformed into a heart, this latter pieced by a sword moved to one side and halted at...
  • Mary Immaculate: Antidote to Sin and Apostasy

    05/14/2004 10:57:17 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 13 replies · 166+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | May 13th 2004 | Dr Thomas Droleskey
    The explosion of the preventable scandals involving sodomite priests which have rocked our beloved Church in recent years evidently has weakened the faith of some Catholics. And this is to say nothing of the scandal of the abandonment of the authentic patrimony of the Catholic Faith and her traditional liturgy under the regime of novelty of the past forty to forty-six years. Indeed, it is not an exaggeration to state the the preventable scandals involving sodomite priests, at least some of whom were recruited into the priesthood and protected by sodomite bishops and sodomite chancery factotums, is an expression of...
  • Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary

    04/12/2003 9:20:28 PM PDT · by Conservative til I die · 9 replies · 199+ views
    Despite the radicalism of early Protestantism with regard to many ancient Catholic "distinctives," such as the Communion of the Saints, Penance, Purgatory, Infused Justification, the Papacy, the priesthood, sacramental marriage, etc., it may surprise many to discover that Martin Luther was rather conservative in some of his doctrinal views, such as on baptismal regeneration, the Eucharist, and particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary. Luther indeed was quite devoted to Our Lady, and retained most of the traditional Marian doctrines which were held then and now by the Catholic Church. This is often not well-documented in Protestant biographies of Luther and histories...
  • True and False apparitions in the Modern Church

    06/29/2002 4:50:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,154+ views
    TCR News ^ | JUNE 2002 | Donal Anthony Foley
    The modern Marian "movement" is characterized by a large number of alleged apparitions, many of which bear little resemblance to the historical series of major approved apparitions, those between Guadalupe, in 1531, and Banneux in 1933. This article looks at the actual mechanism of the modern alleged apparitions, and compares it with that of the genuine apparitions: when this is done, the shortcomings of the former become very clear. The topicality of all this is evident from the recent statement of Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, who, speaking at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, on the subject of religious...