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  • The Blessed Virgin Mary: Necessary for Salvation

    Luther said that he “could not endure the thought that the Church of Rome should call Mary, who is only a creature, ‘our hope,’ for God alone [he said], and Jesus Christ as our Mediator, is our hope.” But the Church does teach us to invoke Mary on all occasions and call her our hope: “Hail, our hope!” ~St. Alphonsus…

  • Keep Mary in Christmas

    “Those holy heads are too near together for the halos not to mingle and cross.” ~G.K. Chesterton As you think of the Christmas story this week, notice something very Catholic in it; specifically, the origins of our love and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our devotion to Our Lady springs from the fact that the Son of God was conceived by…

  • The World’s First Love

    “As the mother knows the needs better than the babe, so the Blessed Mother understands our cries and worries and knows them better than we know ourselves.” Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God