Explaining Catholic Teaching on Mary

Explaining Catholic Teaching on Mary

Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., explains the Immaculate Conception and other Catholic teachings on Mary, the mother of God, and reflects on what an authentic revival of Marian piety and devotion might look like.

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Bill Mazzella
3 years 5 months ago
Helpful that Rosica brings in the enlightenment of VII in talking about Mary. As he quoted Paul VI he might have highlighted his calling Mary "Truly our Sister." A concept quite different from the pie in the sky fantasies about our Sister. Rosica might have helped us more by sharing the wisdom of Elizabeth Johnson who wrote the monumental book "Truly our Sister." Getting Mary out of the "Little Lady Dressed In Blue" mode is important. Rosica's Mary is still too idealized.
Luis Gutierrez
3 years 5 months ago
Mary was chosen for divine motherhood, and her immaculate conception happened in anticipation of the incarnation and the redemption. Makes sense, because she was born before the sacramental economy. But why is it that, after the redemption, baptized women cannot be chosen for sacramental motherhood via ordination to the priesthood?


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