AN AUDACIOUS PROPOSAL, A COURAGEOUS RESPONSE
Louise Carroll Keeley
Mary’s response to the angel’s message issued from the depths of her soul, bound her for all her days, and made salvation possible for mankind.
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.
THE GENESIS OF HUMAN SEXUAL COMPLEMENTARITY
Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, O.P.
The message of life’s rebirth came first to woman, and each time it is woman’s answer that determines the destiny of mankind.
THE FIGURES BEHIND THE EVANGELISTS
Frederick W. Marks
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.
All nine popes who have guided the Church since 1917 have had a personal devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.
WHAT DO WE KNOW & HOW DO WE KNOW IT ?
PROTECTRESS OF THE FAITH & THE LIGHT OF ORTHODOXY
David D. Jividen
Stephen J. Kovacs
A review of The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church
PUTTING JESUS TO THE DNA TEST
Maria Hsia Chang
Whereas the results of a DNA test of a famous person such as Jesus normally would be published in a major scientific journal, not so the results of this DNA test.
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN MOTHER
Marcelo A. D'Asero
This Marian dogma is integrally related to the notion of our Lady as the Queen of Heaven or, rather, the queen mother of the Messiah, the Son of David.
HER OWN HAVE RECEIVED HER NOT
She who shared the highs in our Lord's life shared as well in His rejection. There is a striking similarity between the indignities suffered by Mother and Son.
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.
FATIMA: TWO PERSPECTIVES
If the Fatima story had occurred in the days of the Old Testament, it would have been made into a book of the Bible — prophecy-filled, drama-packed, and miracle-rich.
HOWARD P. KAINZ REPLIES
Howard P. Kainz
We can't wait on the conversion of Russia; we have to attend to our own personal conversion and work for the conversion of the Church and our own nation.
WORD MADE FLESH, THOUGHT RENDERED VISIBLE
Only by innocence and goodness can anything lasting in significance and truly beautiful be created.
ARE THE LAST FOUR POPES A BUNCH OF LIARS ?
Interpretation of the three ‘secrets’ entrusted to the children at Fatima has been subjected to the vagaries of private interpretation by otherwise faithful Catholics.
HOW SWEET THE SOUND
To turn us away from sin and toward Christ: This is essentially our Lady's mission in this world.
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., offers us a choice regarding "which images of the divine" — Christian or Hindu — are "most theologically cogent today."
Arland K. Nichols
On an everyday basis, we are provided the opportunity to betray or be sincere, to act with uprightness or to do violence to the innocent.
Arthur C. Sippo
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.
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?
DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
In the absence of a credible dormition narrative from the early Church, is there any other source to turn to for a plausible description?
ON HOLY GROUND
Nan Rooksby Rohan
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.
MARY OF NAZARETH & MARY DALY
More than a few women do believe that motherhood can be an obstacle to a woman's independence and self-fulfillment.
The prophecy contains Heaven's plan to bring us the Peace of Jesus Christ, and warns of chastisement if the Church disobeys.
WILL SHE HAVE TO AGAIN?
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.
While some religious phenomena and some paranormal phenomena share some of the same qualities, that does not mean they are all the same thing.
BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM
Every warning consisting of lethal consequences issued by Mary at Fatima continues to fall into place precisely as foretold.
HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD
Timothy P. Collins
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.
Johnson retells the biblical story of Mary "subversively" to advance her cause; she reinterprets Mary's fiat at the Annunciation as "autonomy" and "choice."
Even such founders of Protestantism as Martin Luther practiced veneration of our Lady and called her Immaculate Conception a "sweet and pious belief."
Joseph P. Neville
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.
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.
Major apparitions of the Blessed Mother have occurred at those times when people most needed to hear her Gospel message.
HOW WAS "THE WORD MADE FLESH" MADE FLESH?
Paul C. Fox
The possibility of a child coming into being without the agency of a human father is no longer scientifically incredible.
LETTER FROM ENGLAND
John Warwick Montgomery
Review of Encountering Mary by Sandra L. Zimdars-Swartz
BY-PASSING THE EXCITEMENT OF BERLIN
Henri J.M. Nouwen
THE CENTRAL CREATIVE MISSION OF WOMEN
William D. Miller
Paul van K. Thomson
“BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM”
Jim C. Cunningham
If Christ is so precious, perfect, loving, and wonderful, then what can be said of Mary of whom He is the fruit?
IS “GOD THE MOTHER” JUST AS GOOD?
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.
- Karl Keating