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Video – 16 – Immaculate Conception, Objections – Mariology for Everyone

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #16 ( 27min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle continues his complete course on Mariology with this episode here he covers the events leading up to the dogmatic proclamation of the dogma and then how controversies developed in the west regarding the Immaculate Conception of Mary during the golden age of Scholasticism.

– Events leading to Proclamation in 1854
– – Pius IX in dire situation proposes dogmatic proclamation
– – Results in in new unity and devotion in the Church
– – Miraculous medal Rue du Bac 1832
– – Millions of petitions to the pope.
– – Storm breaks when proclaimed
– 12th Century Objections
– – St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s objection
– – – Does not fit with way original sin was transmitted
– – St. Thomas Aquinas
– – – Universal redeemer not needed for Mary if Immaculate
– – Scotus’ Solutions
– – – To St. Bernard – Original sin is a privation of grace not infection from flesh
– – – To St. Thomas – Mary is saved Preservatively
– – – – Grace of Jesus’ future redemption pre-applied to Mary
– – – – Mud puddle analogy
– – – – Distinction between being saved and redeemed
– – – – Time-line of redemption, Immaculate Conception

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

 

Ave Maria!

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A Prayer for the Year for Consecrated Life

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

One Minute Meditation

As we continue on in this dedicated year:

Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life:

Oh God, throughout the ages You have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the Evangelical councils of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give You thanks for these courageous witnesses of faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to You.

Continue to enrich Your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Video – 15 – The Immaculate Conception in Scripture and Tradition – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Mariology for Everyone #15 ( 26min) Play – In this episode Dr. Mark Miravalle covers the Immaculate Conception as it appears in scripture and tradition.

– Scripture
– – Gen 3:15 – Enmity between the seed of ‘the woman’ and that of Satan
– – – cannot refer to Eve who cooperated with serpent
– – – She or He will crush the serpent’s head
– – – Connection between Immaculate Conception and Coredemption
– – Luke 1:28 – “full of grace”
– – – Kolbe – this is her very name
– Tradition – Three stages
– – 1. First four Centuries, implicit belief
– – – New Eve before the fall, without sin,
– – – Ambrose, Ephraim “Immune from all Sin”,
– – 2. 5th 11th Century
– – – Severus calls her “pure from all taint, Immaculate”
– – – Sophronius – “pre-purified”
– – – St. Andrew of Crete – “entirely Immaculate Virgin”
– – – St. Theognostos – “conceived by a sanctifying action”.
– – 3. 11th to 1854
– – – Controversies in the West, covered next episode
– Magestrium
– – 15th Century Papal approval of the Immaculate Conception feast day.
– – Subsequent Popes Build on it until dogmatic proclamation Pius IX, 1854

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Video – 14 – Immaculate Conception – Mariology for Everyone

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #14 ( 23min) Play – The Third Marian dogma to be declared is the Immaculate Conception which is one of the more controversial Dogmas in regard to the process by which is came to be accepted.

– 1854 declared a dogma by Pope Pius IX
– The nature of Conception
– Transmission of original sin
– What gifts did Adam and Eve have, Natural and Preternatural and Supernatural
– What was lost during the fall, Preternatural and Supernatural
– What is gained by sacramental grace from redemption
– How all this applies to Mary and her Immaculate Conception
– Role of free will and temptation
– Relation to her Assumption
– How the Immaculate Conception is a preservative redemption
– Sanctity of Joseph

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Seeking the Intercession of St. Monica for our Children

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

In this day and age, many tearful parents and grandparents are so greatly concerned over the loss of faith among their dear family members…

Prayer to St. Monica

Exemplary Mother of the great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven.

Intercede for all parents in our day so that they may learn to draw their children to God. Teach them how to remain close to their children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astray.

Video – Variety #276: Legion of Mary

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Variety #276 – Legion of Mary ( 28min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

A summary of the origins and the Rule of the Legion of Mary, by Canon Francis J. Ripley. (The article is taken from “Christ to the World”, Vol. 38 (1993), Number 3-4, pp.238-246)

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Video – 13 – Threefold Virginity, Part 2 – Mariology for Everyone

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #13 ( 24min) Play – The second Marian dogma to be declared is that Mary is a perpetual Virgin. This virginity is threefold before, during and after the birth of Jesus her Son. In this last of two parts on this subject Dr. Miravalle covers How she is a perpetual virgin even after the birth of Jesus. This includes:

– Perpetual virginity and vows were rare but not unheard of
– Consistently taught by Fathers of the Church and by later mystics
– Mentioned in Liturgy in medieval times
– Exemplar of all Virginity
– How it safeguards the Incarnation
– Objections and Answers
– – Biblical – Virgin until Jesus was born
– – Biblical – “Brothers of the Lord”
– – Marriage to Joseph would not be Valid

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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St. Louis the King: Patron of Franciscan Tertiaries

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

St. Louis, King of France (1214-1270)   Feast Day is August 25th

from a spiritual testament by King Saint Louis IX to his son:

My dearest son, my first instruction is that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your strength. Without this there is no salvation. Keep yourself, my son, from everything that you know displeases God, that is to say, from every mortal sin. You should permit yourself to be tormented by every kind of martyrdom before you would allow yourself to commit a mortal sin. If the Lord has permitted you to have some trial, bear it willingly and with gratitude, considering that it has happened for your good and that perhaps you well deserved it.

If the Lord bestows upon you any kind of prosperity, thank him humbly and see that you become no worse for it, either though vain pride or anything else, because you ought not to oppose God or offend him in the matter of his gifts. Be kindhearted to the poor, the unfortunate and the afflicted. Give them as much help and consolation as you can.

Thank God for all the benefits he has bestowed upon you, that you may be worthy to receive greater. Always side with the poor rather than with the rich, until you are certain of the truth. Be devout and obedient to our mother the Church of Rome and the Supreme Pontiff as your spiritual father.

In conclusion, dearest son, I give you every blessing that a loving father can give a son. May the three Persons of the Holy Trinity and all the saints protect you from every evil.  And may the Lord give you the grace to do his will so that he may be served and honored through you, that in the next life we may together come to see him, love him and praise him unceasingly. Amen

Fall River Pro-Life Boot-camp – Variety 275

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Variety #275 – ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Several interviews with the organizers of the 2015 Pro-Life Boot Camp in the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. The video was filmed at the prayer vigil across the street from the Four Women Health Services (the local abortion clinic) in Attleboro, Massachusetts, on June 18th, 2015.

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Video – 12 – Theefold Virginity, Part1 – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #12 ( 21min) Play – The second Marian dogma to be declared by the Church is that Mary is a perpetual Virgin. This virginity is threefold before, during and after the birth of Jesus her Son. In this first of two parts on this subject Dr. Miravalle covers:

– Proclamations
– – Pope Martin I 649 Lateran  Council
– – II Constantinople Ecumenical Council
– Virginity is not negative, giving gift to God
– Mary does this perfectly and at same time is Mother of God
– Before Birth
– – Miraculous conception of Jesus, Annunciation
– – Sources
– – – Apostles Creed
– – – Isiah 7:14 – A virgin shall conceive and bear a son
– – – Luke 1:26-38 – I know not man
– – – Permanent condition, vow of virginity
– – – Unanimous among Fathers of the Church
– During the Birth
– – Left womb without opening
– – Physical virginity perceived
– – Fathers refer to “A virgin will bear”
– – Reflection of Jesus leaving the seal of death, resurrection
– – References of recent popes

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Importance of the Eucharist

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150823n ( 10min) Play – The subject for the past few Sundays has been John 6, which is all about the Eucharist and how essential is it in order to have the life of Christ within us. Father covers the whole chapter, and observes that many disciples left after this teaching (Father notes this verse is John 6:66), and many Christians still refuse to accept this teaching and its implications for our moral lives. Let us receive this hard teaching of Jesus with faith, saying with Peter, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
2nd: eph 5:21-32
Gsp: joh 6:60-69

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Our Dear Mother and Queen

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

In giving ourselves to Jesus through Mary’s hands, we imitate God the Father, who gave us his only Son through Mary, and who imparts his graces to us only through Mary. Likewise we imitate God the Son, who by giving us his example for us to follow, inspires us to go to him using the same means he used in coming to us, that is, through Mary. Again, we imitate the Holy Spirit, who bestows his graces and gifts upon us through Mary. “Is it not fitting,” remarks St. Bernard, “that grace should return to its author by the same channel that conveyed it to us?” 

In going to Jesus through Mary, we are really paying honor to our Lord, for we are showing that, because of our sins, we are unworthy to approach his infinite holiness directly on our own. We are showing that we need Mary, his holy Mother, to be our advocate and mediatrix with him who is our Mediator. We are going to Jesus as Mediator and Brother, and at the same time humbling ourselves before him who is our God and our Judge. In short, we are practicing humility, something that always gladdens the heart of God. 

Consecrating ourselves in this way to Jesus through Mary implies placing our good deeds in Mary’s hands. Now, although these deeds may appear good to us, they are often defective, and not worthy to be considered and accepted by God, before whom even the stars lack brightness. 

Let us pray, then, to our dear Mother and Queen that having accepted our poor present, she may purify it, sanctify it, beautify it, and so make it worthy of God.

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Video – 11 – Mother of God – Mariology for Everyone

Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #11 ( 18min) Play – In this session of Dr. Mark Miravalle’s complete Marialogical course he covers the first dogma of Mary proclaimed by the Church, Mary is the Mother of God, Theotokos in Greek,  and how this clarified and upheld the teachings on Christ.

– When dogma was proclaimed
– Nestorian Heresy at same time
– – Denied that Jesus is truly God
– – Relation to Mary as Mother of God
– – Nestorius’s refusal to call Mary Mother of God
– In scripture
– – Luk 1:31 Gabriel to Mary: Child to be called Son of God
– – Gal 4:4 Born of a woman
– Tradition
– – Apostles’ Creed
– – Hipolytus, Irenaeaus, Cyprian
– Magisterium Ephesus 431
– How can she be Mother of God?
– – Mary is Mother of Jesus who is God
– – But not of God the Father nor Holy Spirit
– – Definition of Motherhood, give a like nature to her child
– – – Not divine personhood or nature
– – – Mary gives human nature
– – – But human nature is hypostatically united to Divine Person
– – – Jesus has twofold sonship but is only on Person
– – – Therefore She is Mother of God and Nestorius is incorrect

This series is a complete 50 part introductory course on Mary presented by Dr. Miravalle, a theology professor specializing in Mariology, who has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for over 25 years. General topics are as follows:

– Mary as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures, taught and explained by the Church Fathers, the Saints, and the Church’s documents
– the proper ways to show childlike love and devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus;
– Church’s official teaching on Marian apparitions over the centuries.

Also on:

http://www.mariantimes.com/category/mariology-for-everyone/

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

Ave Maria!

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Man of the 12th Century

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Homily #150820n ( 04min) Play – St. Bernard stands out as the “man of the 12th century”. Father gives us a short biography of his vocation and the effect he had in the Cistercian order and also in the knowledge of and devotion to Mary. Father shares with us the admonition of St. Bernard: “In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 20th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: jdg 11:29-39
Resp: psa 40:5, 7-8, 8-9, 10
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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SSPX: Accept Them as They Are?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The lightning rod of the SSPX is getting hit from various angles these days. Michael Voris thinks the Society is still schismatic, but Bishop Athanasius Schneider believes there is nothing seriously preventing the SSPX from being fully reconciled. In the middle, Bishop Morlino states there is very good reason why the Society finds itself in an ambiguous situation: they are not excommunicated but they have no ministry because they have chosen “to work outside of—and sometimes against—the hierarchical Church and its structures.”

The members of the SSPX are not being prevented from believing what they want about Vatican II and the new Mass. They remain without a ministry because their own definition their ministry is to expose the Council of Freemasons, Modernists and Jews and oppose the New Mass, which they believe is valid but evil.

Bishop Schneider thinks that both the Society and the Holy See overestimate the importance of Vatican II and regard it in isolation from the other Councils of the Church. But is not the solution he proposes a hermeneutic of continuity, and is this not what other traditionalists priests like those of the Fraternity of St. Peter have agreed to in order to have a ministry?

It seems to me the matter is not simply a question of charity and of stopping the infighting. With all due respect to Bishop Schneider, no matter how Bishop Fellay phrases himself the Holy See is very unlikely to give him a ministry to oppose the Council and the New Mass. And it is very unlikely that Bishop Fellay, a moderate in the Society, will agree to anything less.

Even if there were no doctrinal preamble to sign, in order to give a wider allowance for personal conscience, the Holy See would assure that the Society’s rules reflect the same kind of agreement made by the Ecclesia Dei communities. But the preamble helps to assure that members of the Society know clearly that their personal opinions and what they are permitted to do with the Church’s sanction are two different things.

And lets be Frank. The Holy See has every reason to believe that a mandate given to the SSPX ministry on a “as they are” basis would be considered a blessing on the Society’s mission to oppose Vatican II and the New Mass.

Filed under: Catholicism, Church, Holy Father, Liturgy, News, Religion Tagged: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Bishop Fellay, Bishop Morlino, Second Vatican Council, Society of St. Pius X
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