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Mary, Mother of God

Marian Devotion as a Way of Life

GUEST COLUMN

Phillip Campbell

December 2022

I came to love Mary over thousands of evening Rosaries by candlelight and scores of Marian feast days observed in the liturgical cycle year after year.

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The Duality of Covenant Authority in the Catholic Church

THE GENESIS OF HUMAN SEXUAL COMPLEMENTARITY

Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, O.P.

May 2022

The message of life’s rebirth came first to woman, and each time it is woman’s answer that determines the destiny of mankind.

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The Gospels of Peter & Mary

THE FIGURES BEHIND THE EVANGELISTS

Frederick W. Marks

December 2021

Peter was almost certainly looking over the shoulder of Mark during the writing of the second Gospel, and Jesus’ own mother had enormous influence on Luke.

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Return to the Message of Fatima
May 2017

All nine popes who have guided the Church since 1917 have had a personal devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.

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The Feast of the Presentation in the Temple

WHAT DO WE KNOW & HOW DO WE KNOW IT ?

Hurd Baruch

November 2016

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A Panoramic View of the Real Pulcheria

PROTECTRESS OF THE FAITH & THE LIGHT OF ORTHODOXY

David D. Jividen

July-August 2016

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Women's Indispensable Role in the Redemption of Mankind

Stephen J. Kovacs

June 2016

A review of The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

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The Virgin Birth: Where Science Meets Scripture

PUTTING JESUS TO THE DNA TEST

Maria Hsia Chang

December 2015

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The Davidic Typological Basis for the Dogma of the Assumption

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN MOTHER

Marcelo A. D'Asero

July-August 2014

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Marian Misconceptions

HER OWN HAVE RECEIVED HER NOT

Frederick W. Marks

May 2014

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Bringing the Gospels Back to the Big Screen
January-February 2014

Hollywood knows there's a lucrative market for Christian movies -- as demonstrated by The Passion of the Christ, the modern-day gold standard for biblical screen portrayals -- and studios have big plans to cash in.

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An Epilogue for the Disappointed

HOWARD P. KAINZ REPLIES

Howard P. Kainz

April 2013

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An Epic in Search of an Ending

FATIMA: TWO PERSPECTIVES

John Martin

April 2013

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Incarnations

WORD MADE FLESH, THOUGHT RENDERED VISIBLE

Donald Lospinuso

December 2012

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On Fatima & the Private Interpretation of Private Revelations

ARE THE LAST FOUR POPES A BUNCH OF LIARS ?

Howard P. Kainz

November 2011

Interpretation of the three ‘secrets’ entrusted to the children at Fatima has been subjected to the vagaries of private interpretation by otherwise faithful Catholics.

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The Voice of the Mother of God

HOW SWEET THE SOUND

Joseph Homick

July-August 2011

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Portals to Apostasy?

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

May 2011

A review of Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

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Betrayal or Integrity? The Choice Is Yours

GUEST COLUMN

Arland K. Nichols

December 2010

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The Last Secret of Fatima

Arthur C. Sippo

February 2009

For anyone who still harbors doubts about the authenticity of the third Fatima secret as revealed by the Vatican, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone's book is a must read.

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A Question of Conviction
September 2008

When sacrilegious art -- like a painting depicting the Virgin Mary wearing a G-string -- appears on a Catholic campus, what should be the proper response?

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Pilgrimage to Meryem Ana Evi

ON HOLY GROUND

Nan Rooksby Rohan

July-August 2008

Mary's house remained essentially hidden from the world until 1950, when Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.

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Did Mary's Assumption Really Occur?

DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

Hurd Baruch

July-August 2008

In the absence of a credible dormition narrative from the early Church, is there any other source to turn to for a plausible description?

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Two Marys Who Are Quite Contrary

MARY OF NAZARETH & MARY DALY

Jim Coop

October 2007

More than a few women do believe that motherhood can be an obstacle to a woman's independence and self-fulfillment.

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The Timeliness & Urgency of the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima

THE CHASTISEMENT

James Anderson

July-August 2007

The prophecy contains Heaven's plan to bring us the Peace of Jesus Christ, and warns of chastisement if the Church disobeys.

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In 1531, Mary Intervened to Prevent a Clash of Civilizations

WILL SHE HAVE TO AGAIN?

Jim Coop

February 2007

Many Moslem women not only resemble our Lady in their style of dress but also in the practice of a virtue that Western women must once again embrace.

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Any Stick to Beat the God-Thing

Christopher Beiting

January 2007

While some religious phenomena and some paranormal phenomena share some of the same qualities, that does not mean they are all the same thing.

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“Diabolic Disorientation” in the Church

BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM

Erven Park

October 2006

Every warning consisting of lethal consequences issued by Mary at Fatima continues to fall into place precisely as foretold.

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Pray the Rosary

HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD

Timothy P. Collins

May 2005

My family being away, I am alone and come home to a house unchanged from how I left it in the morning. So, I decide to go to the Wednesday-evening Rosary at the chapel.

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A Tirade Against Our Lady

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

January 2005

Johnson retells the biblical story of Mary "subversively" to advance her cause; she reinterprets Mary's fiat at the Annunciation as "autonomy" and "choice."

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Debate, Not Dialogue

Thomas Storck

July/August 2004

Even such founders of Protestantism as Martin Luther practiced veneration of our Lady and called her Immaculate Conception a "sweet and pious belief."

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An 'Inside Story' About Lourdes

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph P. Neville

February 2002

For the past 14 years I have been a volunteer at the shrine in Lourdes. Assignments are based on the needs for staffing and one's physical abilities.

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The Virgin Mary's Unique Privilege

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

September 2001

All but the last two mysteries of the Rosary are taken directly from Scripture, and even the Assumption and Coronation are “veiled” there in the Prophets.

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Calls to Repentance & Salvation

Rosemary Lunardini

January 2001

Major apparitions of the Blessed Mother have occurred at those times when people most needed to hear her Gospel message.

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The Incarnation Made Scientifically Credible?

HOW WAS "THE WORD MADE FLESH" MADE FLESH?

Paul C. Fox

October 1999

The possibility of a child coming into being without the agency of a human father is no longer scientifically incredible.

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The Virgin Birth: A Problem?

LETTER FROM ENGLAND

John Warwick Montgomery

December 1993

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The Power of the Virgin

David Hartman

January-February 1992

Review of Encountering Mary by Sandra L. Zimdars-Swartz

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The Virgin Mary: China Doll or Prairie Woman?

GUEST COLUMN

Ken Russell

June 1991

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A Sudden Trip to Lourdes

BY-PASSING THE EXCITEMENT OF BERLIN

Henri J.M. Nouwen

September 1990

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Henry Adams, the Doctrine of Progress & the Virgin

THE CENTRAL CREATIVE MISSION OF WOMEN

William D. Miller

March 1989

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Mariology: The Essence of Rome's "Errors"?

GUEST COLUMN

Paul van K. Thomson

April 1987

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Mary, for Protestants

“BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM”

Jim C. Cunningham

April 1985

If Christ is so precious, perfect, loving, and wonderful, then what can be said of Mary of whom He is the fruit?

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Weaknesses of Feminist Theology

IS “GOD THE MOTHER” JUST AS GOOD?

Juli Loesch

December 1984

An intelligent group like feminist theologians could manufacture six or seven attractive religious ideas in any given morning, and then invent a sacrament or two over lunch.

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