Catholic Apologetics - Mary

Mary Our Lady Series Name: Catholic ApologeticsHost: Chris NobleYou need Real PlayerTo Listen to the Tape Mary: Full of GraceCatholic AnswersThe Fathers of the Church taught that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Christ and that she could be titled quite properly the Mother of God Mary: The Mother of GodCatholic AnswersFundamentalists are often horrified when they hear the Virgin Mary referred to as the Mother of God, but they are unaware of what this doctrine means, as well as what their own forebears-the Protestant Reformers-had to say on this issue. Mary: Ever VirginCatholic AnswersMost Protestants claim Mary had children other than Jesus-those people known as the brethren of the Lord. As explained in Catholic Answers' tract The Brethren of the Lord, that's not what the New Testament or the early Christians taught. They knew Jesus was Mary's only child and that she remained a lifelong virgin. Immaculate Conception and AssumptionCatholic AnswersThe Marian doctrines are, for Fundamentalists, among the most annoying of the doctrines most people identify as distinctively Catholic ones. Fundamentalists disapprove of any talk about Mary as the Mother of God, as the Mediatrix, or as the Mother of the Church. In this tract we'll examine briefly two Marian doctrines that Fundamentalist writers frequently complain about-the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption. The RosaryCatholic AnswersIf you were to ask what object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, The rosary, of course. We're familiar with the images: the silently moving lips of the old woman fingering her beads; the oversized rosary hanging from the waist of the wimpled nun; more recently, the merely decorative rosary hanging from the rear-view mirror. Mary, Mother of GodFr. William SaundersFather answers the assertion that 'God has no mother'. The Perpetual Virginity of MaryBr. Anthony Opisso, M.DHaving been enlightened by an angel in a dream regarding her pregnancy, and perhaps further by Mary concerning the words of the archangel Gabriel to her at the Annunciation, Joseph knew that God had conducted himself as a husband in regard to Mary. She was now prohibited to him for all time, and for the sake of the Child and Mary he could only live with her in an absolutely chaste relationship. Our Lady in Doctrine and DevotionFr. William MostFr. Most's basic Mariology course, taught at the Notre Dame Catechetical Institute. Examines: The Eternal Plan of God. The Old Testament. The Gospels. Immaculate Conception, Divine Motherhood, Perpetual Virginity. Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of All Graces, Mother of the Church, Assumption, Queenship, Consort of her Son. Mary and Vatican II, Rev 12. Marian devotions and the Spiritual life. Unscriptural Marian Doctrine?Fr. William MostFr. Most shows that Mary's cooperative role is evidenced in Scripture. Role of Our Lady in Each MassFr. William MostFr. William Most answers those who say that by honoring Mary at Mass we take away from Christ. Devotion to Our Lady and the SaintsFr. William MostDo Catholics worship Mary? Protestants often claim that. Fr. Most examines the command of Our Lord: 'Judge Not'. Eternal MotherFr. William MostA reflection by Fr. Most on Vatican II's teaching on Mary as mother in the order of grace, and how this is to be understood. Mary, Holy MotherScott HahnThe following is the transcript of Scott Hahn's audio and video tape presentation, 'Mary, Holy Mother' as it appears in the 'Catholic Adult Education on Video Program' with Scott and Kimberly Hahn. There is probably nothing more disturbing to Protestants than the profound devotion which Catholics have for the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this program Scott begins to explain the Marian doctrines by turning to the Bible. Mary, Ark of the CovenantScott Hahn The following is the transcript of Scott Hahn's audio and video tape presentation, 'Mary, Ark of the Covenant' as it appears in the 'Catholic Adult Education on Video Program' with Scott and Kimberly Hahn. This program continues with the examination of Mary and how she is prefigured in the Old Testament. Munificentissimus DeusPope Pius XIIDefining the Dogma of the Assumption November 1, 1950. Mary Cooperates in God's Saving PlanJohn Paul IIAt the General Audience of 12 January 2000, the Holy Father reflected on Mary's place in our journey to the Father, who desired Mary's presence in salvation history. The Virgin Mother has a mediating role, but one subordinate to the Saviour's. Her cooperation is founded on Christ's mediation and her sharing in his work takes nothing from him as the unique Mediator. Mary Is the Virgin Mother of GodJohn Paul IIGeneral AudienceSeptember 13, 1995 To Honor Mary Is to Go to JesusPope John Paul IIGeneral Audience November 15, 1995 Cooperation in Redemptionby Fr. William MostA theological examination of the evidence for Mary's cooperation with Christ in the redemption, a teaching of the Church which is now frequently ignored or attacked. Full of Graceby Fr. William Most'To defend the translation Full of grace, we note that the Church always uses that- but that goes back to the Vulgate of St. Jerome. Can we defend that? Yes.' On the Blessed Virgin MarySt. Anthony of PaduaSaint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), is one of the most famous saints in the Roman Catholic Church. He is renowned not only for the innumerable miracles that he worked both in life and throughout the last 800 years since his death, but also for his lucid and inspiring sermons which he left in writing. Like his spiritual father St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony had the most ardent devotion to the Immaculate Mother of God. Indeed, he was instrumental in reinforcing faith in the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin at a time when many doubts were raised against the doctrine. On the Immaculate ConceptionSt. Lawrence of BrindisiSt. Lawrence of Brindisi (b. 1559; d. 1619 A.D.), is one of the most famous Capuchin preachers and theologians of the Sixteenth Century. He is renowned for his complete and thorough refutaion of the doctrines of Martin Luther. St. Lawrence, like his spiritual father St. Francis of Assisi, had an ardent devotion to the Immaculate Mother of God. Indeed, he was the first to write on all aspects of theology that concern the Blessed Virgin On the Immaculate ConceptionSt. Francis Anthony of LuceraSaint Francis Anthony of Lucera (b. 1681; d.1742 A. D.), is one of the most famous Franciscan preachers in the history of the Order. Like his spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis Anthony of Lucera had the most ardent devotion to the Mother of God On the Immaculate ConceptionSt. Maximilian Mary KolbeExcerpts from the Writings of St. Maximilian The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin MaryAlban ButlerMarch 25-This great festival takes its name from the happy tidings brought by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, concerning the Incarnation of the Son of God. The Blessed Virgin in the Faith of the ChurchFr. Jean DanielouTo the question of how devotion to the Blessed Virgin can be made reasonable to modern man, Fr Danielou answers by way of example. The Church believes she is the Virgin Mother. If we can believe God intervenes in the world, it is easy to see how He would have formed a new Adam in the womb of a Virgin, if He willed to give man a new beginning. The Interior Life of Our LadyFr. William G. MostLeft-wingers are not always inclined to accept teachings of the Church, and especially not to believe just because the providentially protected Church says it is true. Yet they often insist others should accept their own notions. The Moral and Social Influence of Devotion to MaryDr. Orestes A. BrownsonDr. Brownson eloquently portrays the loveliness of the Virgin Mother and her most necessary and salutary influence upon Catholic life and society. Diuturni TemporisPope Leo XIIISeptember 5, 1898On the Rosary Fidentem Piumque AnimumPope Leo XIIISeptember 20, 1896On the Rosary Ingravescentibus MalisPope Pius XISeptember 29, 1937On the Rosary Octobri MensePope Leo XIIISeptember 22, 1891On the Rosary Magnae Dei MatrisPope Leo XIIISeptember 8, 1892On the Rosary Laetitiae SanctaePope Leo XIIISeptember 8, 1893On the Rosary Superiore AnnoPope Leo XIIIAugust 30, 1884On the Rosary Iucunda SemperPope Leo XIIISeptember 8, 1894On the Rosary Vi E Ben NotoPope Leo XIIISeptember 20, 1887On the Rosary Fulgens CoronaPope Pius XIISeptember 8, 1953proclaiming a Marian Year to commemorate the centenary of the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception Ad Caeli ReginamPope Pius XIIOctober 11, 1954Proclaims the feast of the Queenship of Mary and summarizes the history of devotion to Mary as Queen. The Interior Life of Our Ladyby Fr. William MostIn this excellent article Fr. Most discusses Mary's interior life, which centered around Her fiat to the will of God All Ages Will Call Me BlessedFr. Miller and Fr. Augustine Mary share the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding Our LadyYou need Real PlayerTo Listen to the Tape Behold Your MotherMark MiravalleProfessor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, focuses on Mary's role in the Holy Catholic ChurchYou need Real PlayerTo Listen to the Tape Love of Mary Shared by East and WestPope John Paul IIAngelusAugust 18, 1996 Brethren of the LordCatholic AnswersWhen Catholics call Mary the Blessed Virgin, they mean she remained a virgin throughout her life. When Protestants use the term virgin in reference to Mary, they mean she was a virgin only until the birth of Jesus. They believe that she and Joseph later had children whom Scripture refers to as the brethren of the Lord. What gives rise to the disagreement are biblical verses that use the terms brethren, brother, and sister. Immaculate ConceptionBeggar KingCatholics believe that Mary was born with out sin, why is this necessary? After all, doesn't the Bible say ALL have sinned? Frequently Asked Questions about MaryThe Mary PageMost asked frequently by our Mary Page readers. The Key to Understanding Maryby James AkinThis evening I want to talk to you about a very sensitive subject: Our Blessed Mother, Mary. In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis said that no subject in our faith needs to be approached more delicately than this, and one of the reasons he cited was that Catholics have a natural affection for Mary, and when Mary is attacked Lewis says that Catholics respond with that chivalrous sensibility that a man feels when the honor of his mother or his beloved is at stake. The Genealogy of the 'brethren' (on Mary's perpetual virginity)by Bob Stanley Mary had other children...? Or did she? In Defense of the Blessed Virgin Maryby Bob StanleyWhy is there so much controversy about Mary? The Assumption of Mary: A Belief Since Apostolic TimesFr. Clifford StevensThe Assumption is the oldest feast day of Our Lady, but we don't know how it first came to be celebrated. Straight AnswersFr. William Saunders Explains our Catholic belief in the Assumption of the Blessed Mother. Immaculate Conception and AssumptionKarl KeatingThe Marian doctrines are, for fundamentalists, among the most annoying of the doctrines most people identify as peculiarly Catholic. Fundamentalists disapprove of any talk about Mary as the Mother of God, as the Mediatrix, as the Mother of the Church. In this tract we'll examine briefly two Marian doctrines that fundamentalist writers frequently complain about, the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption. Why Devotion to Mary?Franciscan Friars of the ImmaculateWhy have devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary? This is a point debated hotly among our Protestant brethren and which is briefly answered here. Mary's Virginity During Jesus' BirthFr. William SaundersExplains the Catholic dogma that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Christ. The Place of Mary in Classical Fundamentalism (Pt. 1)Rev. Peter StravinskasFr. Stravinskus determines the status of Marian doctrine and devotion among the Reformers and establishes that Fundamentalism is not in continuity with its Reformation pedigree. He shows that historically, the Protestant Reformers did not attack devotion to Our Blessed Mother; that such an attack came from their successors. The Place of Mary in Classical Fundamentalism (Pt. 2)Rev. Peter StravinskasFr. Stravinskus determines the status of Marian doctrine and devotion among the Reformers and establishes that Fundamentalism is not in continuity with its Reformation pedigree. He shows that historically, the Protestant Reformers did not attack devotion to Our Blessed Mother; that such an attack came from their successors. Mary's Assumption: Irrelevant and Irreverent?Mark BrumleyThe Assumption seems irrelevant to some Catholics and irreverent to some Protestants. This article explains both the reverence and relevancy of the Assumption in light of the mystery of Christ. Luther on Our LadyFr. William MostQuotes from Martin Luther about Our Lady. Helpful in defending the Catholic belief about Mary to Protestants. Mary Leads Us to EucharistJohn Paul IIThe Holy Father's August 15, 1996 message to those attending the 19th International Marian Congress in Czestochowa, Poland, on August 24-26. Our Lady Intended to Remain a Virgin

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