MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pope Francis and the Fifth Marian Dogma


 

Pope Francis and the Fifth Marian Dogma

Could it be that Pope Francis is the pope designated by Our Lady to proclaim the Fifth Marian Dogma and usher in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

The signs of the times certainly point to the absolute necessity of this dogma’s being solemnized now. Until the public, solemn proclamation of the Fifth Dogma ushers in that new Pentecost and outpouring of Grace that Our Lady’s Triumph will bring, we can expect the continual downward spiral of immorality, which is even being enshrined into public law codes almost everywhere. This is resulting in both the loss of souls and that devastation of good order and peace prophesied by Our Lady in all of Her 20th century apparitions. Add to this daily escalation of “degeneration and war” the latest environmental “disaster” to hit our globe, namely, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, tragically happening also, exactly as Our Lady warned at Amsterdam.

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Remedy for “Degeneration, Disaster and War”

In a time where the world is witnessing a steady increase in degeneration, disaster and war, we wish to highlight the prayer given by Our Lady in the Church-approved apparitions of the Lady of All Nations in Amsterdam (1945-1959). In these Marian apparitions which received ecclesiastical approval on May 31, 2002 (see article Church Approves Apparitions of the Lady of All Nations, May 28, 2005) Our Lady reveals a prayer for the descent of the Holy Spirit into the hearts of all nations as a direct remedy for “degeneration, disaster and war”—that is, moral corruption, natural disasters in all forms, and war, terrorism and violent conflict.

We therefore present the original message of February 11, 1951 in its full context, in which Our Blessed Mother offers humanity this powerful prayer for a new descent of the Holy Spirit through her uniquely powerful intercession as Advocate. – Ed.


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Mary Co-redemptrix: The Beloved Associate of Christ, Part I

The following article is an excerpt from a chapter in the recently published Marian anthology, Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Consecrated Persons, Seat of Wisdom Books, A Division of Queenship, 2008. Fifteen international Mariology experts contributed to the text. The book features a foreword by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke and has 17 chapters divided into four parts: 1. Mary in Scripture and the Early Church; 2. Marian Dogma; 3. Marian Doctrine; and 4. Marian Liturgy and Devotion. The book will be available from Queenship Publications in mid-February.
Asst. Ed.


Even though the explicit treatment of Mary’s collaboration in the work of redemption has appeared in ever-sharper relief in the Papal Magisterium only within the past two centuries, there is well-founded reason to say that it is part and parcel of the Tradition that has come down to us from the apostles and makes progress in the Church Read more...


The Message of Mary Co-redemptrix at Akita and the Proposed Marian Dogma

On April 22, 1984, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, the local ordinary of the diocese where the Marian apparitions took place, issued a pastoral letter in which he authorized the veneration of the Holy Mother of Akita. In the pastoral letter, Bishop Ito declared the supernatural authenticity of three Marian messages, the messages of an angel and other mysterious events that have happened to a Japanese nun since 1973 at a convent in Akita, Northern Japan, a city that belongs to his diocese.

His successor as local ordinary, Bishop Francisco K. Sato, has continued his predecessor’s authorization of the veneration of the Holy Mother of Akita. Thanks to these two diocesan bishops’ authorization of this veneration, pilgrims from some fifty countries have trekked to the convent of the apparitions over the past twenty years…
 
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Fasting Is Necessary

The following article is an excerpt from the writings of the late Fr. Slavko Barbaric, parish priest from St. James parish, Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Fr. Slavko’s treatment which articulates the “necessity of fasting” seems particularly appropriate and helpful as we begin our Lenten season. – Ed

Time and time again, the Evangelists speak about fasting and report that Jesus recommended fasting to make progress in the spiritual life. What Jesus has said about fasting can be summed up in this way:

– Fasting is as necessary as prayer (cf. Mt 6:16).

– The resolution to fast (or to pray) ought to be a pure intention, free from all self-righteousness or pride. Consider the case of the Pharisee who used His prayer to show off his piety and to express his contempt for the publican, a truly humble man (cf. Lk 18:9-14).

– Jesus declared that His disciples…

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Fasting and the Family

“I wish to tell you, dear children, to renew living the messages I am giving you. Especially live the messages regarding your fasting, because your fasting gives me joy, and by fasting you will attain the fulfillment of the whole plan which God is planning here at Medjugorje. Thank you for having responded to my call” (Our Lady of Medjugorje, September 26, 1985).

The Madonna tells us in this message that fasting is a foundation for bringing forth into full flowering the message of Medjugorje. Note also how fasting has an integral role in bringing about the whole plan of God at Medjugorje. In this article I would like to talk about three aspects of this call of fasting. First of all, the general Medjugorje call to fast by the Gospa. Secondly, the nature and profound…

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“I Am With My Children” : September 1, 2003 Message of Jesus through Anne, a lay apostle

September 1, 2003

Jesus

I am with My children. My presence is silent but constant. I am directing many of the seemingly unimportant events in your lives, so that My will can be accomplished. My children are practicing faith, and that pleases Me. But My protection is so great that My children could have an infinite amount of faith in Me and still more would be justified. My faithful ones, who are struggling to serve Me and be holy, please trust Me for I am with you. I have pledged My protection to you and I will not leave you vulnerable. Offer Me small little prayers when you are frightened or unsure and I will place My calming hands upon you, steadying and reassuring you. You will look back at this time of service to Me and you will be so grateful that you said “yes” to your God….

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Blessed Aren’t Thou Among Women: Mary Co-redemptrix and Catholic Feminist Theology

As the doctrine of Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate comes closer to being dogmatically defined, one naturally considers the implication of such a definition. Throughout the ages, Marian dogmas have come at times when certain aspects of the faith needed to be clearly defined and understood for the good of the entire Church. They have also enabled Mary to work in the ways in which she is known – for instance, she did not call herself the “Immaculate Conception” until Lourdes, after the dogma had already been defined.

The definition of Mary as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate and Queen is significant for many reasons, but especially because this dogma would define Mary’s relationship to us. The others define aspects of her life and being, but this one has implications that might hit closer to home for…

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