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In This Issue

Mary Co-redemptrix: A Dogmatic Crowning for the Queen?

What do St. Padre Pio, St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, St. Gemma Galgani, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Leopold Mandic, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, St. Jose Maria Escrivà, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Servant of God, John Paul II, and Sr. Lucia of Fatima all have in common (beyond their eminent sanctity as witnessed by the twentieth century)? They all repeatedly invoked Our Lady as the “Co-redemptrix” and taught the doctrine of Marian coredemption concerning Mary’s unparalleled role with and under Jesus Christ in the Redemption of the human family.

One of the greatest examples of Catholic development of doctrine is visible with the historical unfolding of Marian dogma. Like a small acorn which grows over years into a towering oak tree, the divinely planted seeds of Scripture regarding Mary have grown under the nurturing of the Holy Spirit into solemnly declared dogmas of faith, which constitute the highest form of…


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Advocate and Queen, 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 is now available from Queenship Publications. To obtain a copy, visit queenship.org.
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Introduction

 

Belief in Mary’s loving intercession was expressed in early Christian art, prayer and teaching. Whether it be in the many frescoes of the Roman…


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Advocate and Queen, Part II

The following is the second part of an article that ran in the past Mother of All Peoples Bi-Monthly Issue, taken from “Advocate and Queen” in Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Consecrated Persons (Queenship, 2008).

Advocate: Foundations in Tradition and Magisterium

 

Let us turn our attention to Mary’s advocacy role as it unfolds in Catholic Tradition. The early Church quickly perceived the important role Mary played in God’s redemptive plan. The role of Mary as New Eve beside her Son in the economy of salvation is found already in the writings of St. Justin Martyr, St. Irenaeus of Lyons and Tertullian (and possibly other earlier sources) (34). In Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho, Eve is the virgin who “conceived the…


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“Queen of Peace, Save the Nations and Peoples of the Whole Continent” – 1979 Homily from Guadalupe

Pope John Paul II, on the first pilgrimage of his pontificate, gave the following homily in the basilica of Guadalupe on January 27, 1979.
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Hail Mary!

Dear Brothers in the episcopate and dear sons and daughters, how deep is my joy that the first steps of my pilgrimage, as Successor of Paul VI and John Paul I, bring me precisely here. They bring me to you, Mary, in this shrine of the people of Mexico and of the whole of Latin America, the shrine in which for so many centuries your motherhood has been manifested.

Hail Mary!

It is with immense love and reverence that I utter these words, words so simple and at the same time so marvellous. No one will ever…


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Her Majesty, the Queen of Peace

Before the Prince of Peace was born, the Virgin of Nazareth was only the “Queen-designate,” but when she said “yes” to Gabriel and God, the Holy Spirit overshadowed her, she conceived, and then became the Queen of Peace. Nine months later, she gave birth to the Messiah. A first-century physician recorded the event: “In the countryside close by, there were shepherds who lived in the fields and took in turns to watch their flocks during the night. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them. They were terrified, but the angel said, ‘do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today, in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord…’ and suddenly with the angel there was a throng…


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“Consecrate Yourself To Your Heavenly Mother’s Protection”

“Consecrate Yourself To Your Heavenly Mother’s Protection”
Assumption Message from Our Mother of Compassion and Love

By Janie Garza

Mrs. Janie Garza of Austin, Texas has received messages from Our Lady under the title of “Mother of Compassion and Love” for over 20 years. The following is her most recently received message -Ed.

Our Lady: Dear children, you always bring such joy to my Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart when you honor your Mother through your prayer gatherings. Thank you so much.

Today I invite each one of you to consecrate yourselves to your heavenly Mother’s protection and intercession. I know that so many of you are concerned and even frightened in these times of great sufferings where evil continues to spread throughout the world. Do not be afraid, for I am with you and am at your disposal. And I ask you to please trust in my powerful intercession and protection.

Pray…


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Heart of the Message of Medjugorje

Peace through faith, prayer, fasting, penance, and conversions summarize the heart of the Madonna’s messages according to the visionaries. These six foundational themes are the basis of the message of Medjugorje upon which other important elements, such as the rosary and daily Mass are developed.

We will take up each theme by examining individual messages given by the visionaries and then look at how that same theme appears in the Gospels. The similarity between the message of Medjugorje as it appears in these themes and the identical themes found in the Gospels affirms the sound Christian doctrine contained in the reported Marian message.

“Believe Firmly”

The message of Medjugorje indicates both a general summons to a more committed faith in God and to a specific belief in the apparitions themselves.

The call to faith has been central and crucial to the message of Medjugorje since the beginning of the apparitions….


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Living the Messages of Medjugorje

The message of Medjugorje is practical and pastoral in nature. Though theologically sound and in complete conformity with Church teaching, its primary purpose is not to be studied but to make a difference in an individual’s life. The Blessed Virgin Mary has not revealed astonishing supernatural realities or new aspects of her role as mediatrix or intercessor but rather, as a loving mother, she repeatedly returns to the ordinary ways believers can live out their faith. The following set of themes are the “how-tos” of the messages. They develop the foundational themes of faith, prayer, fasting, penance, conversion and peace in a way that can be lived out day by day. We will consider them in the light of contemporary Church documents to grasp the significance of Mary’s message and their conformity to Church teaching.

The Mass Is the Greatest Prayer

The message of Medjugorje calls for a strong…


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Now is The Time To Petition Pope Francis For Our Mother

1On May 27, 2015 following the General Audience of Pope Francis, I had the great privilege of a brief but extremely blessed encounter with our Holy Father regarding the proclamation of Mary as the Spiritual Mother of All Peoples, Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate.

The Pope’s great personal love for Our Lady is simply beyond doubt. In fact, even during his General Audience allocution on “Engagement”, Pope Francis interrupted his own text by calling on the massive crowd to pray a “Hail Mary to the Madonna for all engaged couples.” A few weeks earlier, the Holy Father had revealed in an interview that he had given up watching television “as a personal vow to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” Pope Francis emphatically lives the Church’s official teachings and his own heartfelt conviction that Our Lady is Spiritual Mother of all Peoples.

In…


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