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How exactly is honoring Mary distracting us from Jesus?

For starters, it smacks of idolatry. While there is certainly nothing wrong with loving our fellow humans (indeed, that is the second of the new commandments!), we are to love God (Jesus) first. The ...
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Church Fathers on the Queenship of Mary

This is an excerpt from Pope Pius XII who wrote Ad Cæli Reginam (bold is mine). In this he is showing from history those who called the Queen of Heaven Mary Ruler of all. From early Times New Roman ...
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Is there a difference between "co-redeemer" and "co-redemptrix"?

Is there a difference between “co-redeemer” and “co-redemptrix”? Technically co-redeemer is masculine and co-redeemptrix is female. Definition of co-redemptrix A woman whose participation is believed ...
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What is the Protestant view of the miracle at Fátima?

Probably a demon, because the prophecies didn't come true. In short, when a prophecy comes from God, it will come true. If it doesn't come true, it wasn't from God. If what a prophet proclaims in the ...
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What do Protestants make of the earliest Marian prayer?

It’s interesting that the prayer is not just asking for Mary’s intercession, but asking her to intervene in an angelic manner. It’s a request for her to “Save us from every danger.” This prayer ...
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What is the Protestant view of the miracle at Fátima?

I understand that there is a Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Fatima, Portugal, and that on May 30th, 2010, Pope Benedict said that it would be wrong to consider the prophetic mission of the ...
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What is the basis for saying Mary is not the mother of God from a trinitarian perspective?

While it is important to maintain that Christ's divinity is not separate from his humanity in the incarnation, and while that unity may be understood to extend back to conception, it is also important ...
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Is there any evidence to the devotion of Mary in the early church?

Is there any evidence to the devotion of Mary in the early church? The short answer seems to be yes. The oldest known prayer to Mary is the Sub Tuum Praesidium which dates to the 3rd (or 4th) century ...
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Is Mary omniscient (by participation, not by nature)?

Whether Mary has no share in the Omniscience of God Objection 1 it would seem that Our Lady partakes in God's divine nature by the singular fact that prayers addressed to her are proven efficacious ...
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Church Fathers on the Queenship of Mary

Many Church Fathers have written about the Queenship of Mary either directly or indirectly. To start with, let us answer the question as to who are the Church Fathers according Catholicism? The ...
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Is Gertrude the Great's mariology considered erroneous in modern Catholicism?

Fergusson doesn't appear to understand Catholic mariology. Mary is not a "feminine expression of deity"; she is not a feminine aspect of God; she is not God, as Protestants often ...
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What does the perpetual virginity of Mary add to our salvation?

Ken Graham’s fulsome answer deals almost entirely with the ‘perpetual virginity’ of Mary but I am concerned to look at the claimed role of Mary in salvation because, whether or not Mary remained a ...
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What does the perpetual virginity of Mary add to our salvation?

What does the perpetual virginity of Mary add to our salvation? It makes Mary the Mother of the Church and the spiritual Mother of all mankind. The perpetual virginity of Mary is a complement to the ...
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Do Catholics believe that Mary mother of Jesus is as holy as God?

Do Catholics believe that Mary mother of Jesus is as holy as God? The short answer is no. It is obvious, that as a result of her Immaculate Conception, her fullness of grace and her holiness, the ...
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Is there a difference between "co-redeemer" and "co-redemptrix"?

There is no difference; Redemptor (Redeemer) and Redemtrix (Redemptress) are simply the Latin for Redeemer in the masculine and feminine forms. The Council of Trent (a Council as yet unrivaled in ...
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How exactly is honoring Mary distracting us from Jesus?

Regarding how Protestants generally view Catholic adoration of Mary, the following is fairly representative of most Protestant suspicions. First, your question as to how honouring Mary could distract ...
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In Catholic Theology, was Mary "Unable" to Sin?

In Catholic Theology, was Mary "Unable" to Sin? The short answer is no. Mary could have sinned, but never did. Never been a fan of Wikipedia explications at times. Their articles are not ...
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What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition?

What is the process of the Church approving a Marian apparition? The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published it guidelines for Marian apparitions in the document entitled : Norms ...
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Do Protestants think of Mary as the "Mother of All Peoples"?

I am quoting, below, from the Second Helvetic Confession which is a generally accepted statement of the Reformation : It was adopted by the Reformed Church not only throughout Switzerland but in ...
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According to Catholicism, how was Mary born without original sin?

According to Catholicism, how was Mary born without original sin? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And ...
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What is the difference between Jesus "resurrected body" and Mary's "glorified body"?

Mary and Jesus share one flesh (cf. Gal 4:4; Rom 1:3; Acts 2:30; Lk 1:42), the new Adam and Eve (Gn 2:23). Flesh which did not inherit the sinful fleshly inclinations of Adam: concupiscence. They were ...
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What exactly does the Catholic Church mean by the "Virginity" of Mary?

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary is one of the four Marian dogmas, the others being the Divine Maternity, the Immaculate Conception and the Glorious Assumption, which have so far been defined. Pope ...
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Does Total Consecration to Mary imply a supernatural wisdom?

Does Total Consecration to Mary imply a supernatural wisdom? Generally speaking I believe it does imply a supernatural wisdom coming from God. The Total Consecration to Mary of Pope St. John Paul II ...
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In what ways is the term "priesthood" used in Catholic tradition?

In what ways is the term “priesthood” used in Catholic tradition? Traditionally, there are only two ways that term priesthood is used within the Church as well as one in the Ancient Covenant of the ...
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How widespread was Marian devotion during the first two centuries of Christianity?

I found some nuggets in Pope Benedict XVI and Hans Von Balthasar's book "Mary The Church At The Source". I'm not sure anybody is going to be able to do much more than piece these nuggets ...
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How do Protestants explain the benefits of Marian devotion and praying the Rosary experienced by Catholics?

The Protestant position, in my understanding, maintains that Scripture examined in the light of reason is the ultimate authority / lens through which we should process our experiences and guide our ...
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What is the basis for saying Mary is not the mother of God from a trinitarian perspective?

I'm very glad you asked this fresh question because correct answers should help clear up particular misconceptions that many Christians suffer from. In the first instance, it needs to be said that ...
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What are the arguments for believing Jewish men would marry Temple Virgins who had taken vows of chastity?

What are the arguments for believing Jewish men would marry Temple Virgins who had taken vows of chastity? There is no tradition that the ”Jewish Temple Virgins” were consecrated virgins that took ...
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Why did Pope Pius XII mention the soul of Mary?

Canadian Thomist philosopher Charles de Koninck was a big defender of the Assumption. He saw Munificentissimus Deus (1 November 1950), which Pius XII promulgated only a few months after his anti-...
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What is the difference between Jesus "resurrected body" and Mary's "glorified body"?

I will answer the detailed questions. Jesus "resurrected body" differs from Mary's "glorified body"? Essentially, no. Of course one has to accept the Catholic dogma of the ...
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