Friday, January 8, 2016

A New Marian Dogma

“A New Marian Dogma” April 29, 1951 Message of the Lady of All Nations

In her April 29, 1951 message, the Lady of All Nations reveals, “the new dogma shall be the dogma of the Co-redemptrix.” She goes on to say that in spite of great controversy, “the Church, Rome, will carry through with it and fight for it. The Church, Rome, will incur opposition and stand firm. The Church, Rome, will grow stronger and more powerful insofar as she stands firm in the fight.” Our Lady then urges theologians “onward to this fight.” After explaining the theology of her role as Co-redemptrix she says of this upcoming dogma, “I know, the struggle will be hard and bitter… but the outcome is already assured.” – Ed.

I see a bright light; the Lady slowly comes forth from it. Now I see her standing before me clearly, and she says,

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“Consecrate Yourself to My Most Chaste Heart”

From Itapiranga, Brazil

Two elements immediately captured my attention when first hearing about the recent Marian Apparitions in Itapiranga, Brazil.

First: the apparitions have received official Church approval by the local bishop, Bishop Carillo Gritti (Prelate of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil, May 31, 2009 Statement), stating that the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary and of Peace consist of “ a supernatural origin” ( constat de supernaturalitate). The same bishop also issued an official decree of devotion (decreto de culto), which established the apparition site of Itapiranga, Brazil as an ecclesiastically approved sanctuary of devotion for the Christian faithful (Jan. 31, 2010).

The Messages of St. Joseph in Our Lady of America

The following are messages of St. Joseph as contained in the messages of Our Lady of America. Cardinal Raymond Burke (then Bishop Burke) wrote a letter to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 31, 1997. He establishes that, in his canonical opinion, these apparitions are already approved in virtue of the repeated support of Archbishop Paul F. Leibold, spiritual of the visionary Sr. Mary Ephrem. These messages of St. Joseph comprise one of the most extraordinary and profound revelations regarding the truth that, after Our Lady, St. Joseph is the greatest saint of all time. – Ed.

Message of Early October, 1956

In early October, 1956, about a week after Our Lady’s first appearance, St, Joseph, though I did not see him at this time, spoke to me the following words:

“It is true, my daughter, that immediately after my conception I was, through the future merits of Jesus and because of my exceptional role of future Virgin-Father, cleansed from the stain of original sin.

I was from that moment confirmed in grace and never had the slightest stain on my soul. This is my unique privilege among men.

The Litany of St. Joseph

St. Joseph,
pray for us.
Renowned offspring of David,
pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs,
pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God,
pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
pray for us.

St. Joseph Speaks to Fathers

The following are messages from St. Joseph as received by Ann, a Lay Apostle contained in Volume Six of “Heaven Speaks to Families”, constitute sublime and practical messages to fathers on how best to imitate the virtues and examples of St. Joseph within their own families (or domestic churches). These messages have received the Imprimatur by Bishop Leo O’Reilly of the Diocese of Kilmore, Ireland and are distributed with permission of the same bishop. – Ed.

June 14, 2004

I send the most affectionate greetings to my brothers and sisters on earth. I have come particularly to speak to fathers during this time of darkness. If you have been given a child or the care of a child, you must take responsibility for the formation and support of that child. I wish to share a glimpse of my family with you, so that you can follow the example we have set. There were three of us, Jesus, Mary, and me, Joseph. I took responsibility, as much as possible, for the support of the family.


Mary and the Problem of Christian Unity

Mary appears in Scripture to be intimately and inseparably bound to her Son Jesus Christ. She was more than just the human flesh through which the Divine Word entered the world. She was united to Christ in body and soul. And Jesus was also bound to her as her child, her Lord and the source of her life. She was the source of his human life and he was the source of the divine life that filled her life.

This intimate union between Jesus and Mary is the foundation and basis of our hope that Christians can be unified. Unity is not an unfulfilled wish or an amorphous hope. Unity has both material and form, both substance and shape. Unity looks like a man and indeed is a man. Jesus alone is our unity, but Jesus is never alone. He is always with his mother.Read more...

Our Lady, Ecumenism, and the Dogma

The subject of this theme is of such profound importance that it behooves us all to redouble our efforts to remove any and all obstacles to the action of the Holy Spirit that persist in ourselves and in the whole community of the Church. By the grace of God we have received from the Second Vatican Council some enlightenment and clarification on the Blessed Virgin Mary, on her function in the Plan of Salvation and on her relationship with the Church.

These teachings are to be found at the end of the 
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium) following upon the teachings on the mystical and hierarchical nature of the Church and teachings on the Laity and Religious. The Holy Spirit obviously influenced many theologians and especially the Fathers of the Council to promulgate these teachings on Our Lady to the People of God. I have continued to express my thanks to the Blessed Trinity for the gift of this teaching.


Mary Co-redemptrix and Christian Unity

The proposal that the Holy Father may declare Mary Coredemptrix with Jesus has evoked many voices expressing concern. This is especially noticeable among those on both sides of the Tiber who are interested in furthering the Ecumenical impulse released by the Second Vatican Council.

The mildest, and most common, reaction is that such a declaration of Marian dogma would be “inopportune,” suggesting that damage would be done to the fragile ties that have been knitted with great effort during the last thirty years.

Dec 25 2015 | Message of the Queen of Peace at Medjugorje

Our Blessed Lady’s virginity is intimately connected with her sublime prerogative as Mother of God. Indeed, as St. Bernard so forcefully pointed out, Mary’s motherhood is gloriously singular and unique precisely because it is virginal. (1)

Far from being merely a passing prerogative, Mary’s virginity was and is everlasting, pervading every stage of her life, and particularly the sacred moments in which she became the Mother of God in Nazareth and brought Him forth in the cave of Bethlehem. The dogma of Mary’s perpetual virginity means precisely this: 1. that she conceived the Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, virginally; 2. gave birth to Him virginally; 3. remained a virgin throughout her earthly life, and, consequently, now and forever reigns gloriously as the Virgin of Virgins, Queen of Heaven.


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