It may seem to some that a disproportionate amount of space has been devoted to Marian doctrine. However, in an attempt to give a clear exposition of Catholic teaching and to answer common objections to it, it is essential that no confusion be left as to what the Catholic Church teaches about the Mother of God, and what grounds there are for this teaching. She was prepared for this role by being preserved by God's grace from all sin, original and personal, throughout her entire life, and was rewarded at the end of her life for her cooperation with God's plan by being taken up, body and soul, into Heaven, where she reigns with her Son as Queen of the Universe, and whence she distributes to men all the graces which, with, through and under her Son, she helped to merit on Calvary.
As we end the month Mary, let us reflect and remind ourselves again of the important lessons Our Lady teaches us by her example. The special dedication of the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary has long been a tradition of the Catholic Church, where the faithful engage in more fervent and loving acts of homage and veneration. From the accounts of several saints and from the various approved Marian apparitions throughout history, we see that the Blessed Virgin is in fact, not only a loving mother and intercessor, but also a great educator for all Christians.
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. The following is an excerpt from the Holy Father's book.
During his visit to Naples in MarchPope Francis spoke to a gathering of priests, seminarians and religious women. This is the role of Mary in the Church and in our own lives — for who is closer to the Son than his mother? A: Marian apparitions are considered to be private revelations according to what is taught in the Catechism. Marian apparitions can be investigated and approved by the local bishop, but in some cases, the Holy See takes over the inquiry.
The attempted removal of a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school sparked a scuffle between a teacher and a caretaker that left the caretaker with a cut to his neck. As a result of the flashpoint between the two, the caretaker in his 60s was left visibly shaken up, sustained a cut to his neck and bruising to his hand. A witness to the immediate aftermath said that the caretaker "stumbled out from behind the area after an aggressive altercation" and was "visibly shook from the incident".
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A Christian who does not pray is like an eagle without wings or a plane without a motor. He cannot fly and arrive at his destination. We, Christians, are called to fall in love with Jesus more each day in order to live His life.
Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and we shall walk in his ways. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. The just shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
The computer science and maths teacher — who is a humanist — was sanctioned by his superiors after the pair had a confrontation over the statue. The altercation happened because the teacher removed the Virgin Mary status on a makeshift May Altar erected by the caretaker at the entrance to the school. As a result of the dispute between the two, the caretaker in his 60s sustained a cut to his neck and bruising to his hand. Murphy noted that the teacher is the only person to complain about the May altar in a year-long tradition at the school of erecting the altar.