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Theology

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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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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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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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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Video – 10 – Dogma, Doctrine, Discipline – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #10 ( 16min) Play – In this session of Dr. Mark Miravalle’s complete Marialogical course he explains the definitions and distinctions between Dogma, Doctrine, and Discipline (the three D’s) and how this pertains to Mary:

– Dogma
– – What is a dogma?
– – solemnly defined and binding in the highest manner
– – by the extraordinary Magisterium
– – How it comes about, Ecumenical Councils and Papal Proclamations
– Doctrine
– – What is a Doctrine?
– – Teaching pertaining to truth by the ordinary Magisterium
– – How doctrines are binding
– – Doctrines can develop but not change to something else.
– Discipline
– – Practical dictate relating to a doctrine
– – Discipline can change
– – But we are bound to it
– Applied to Mary, 4 Dogmas:
– – Mother of God
– – Perpetual Virgin
– – Immaculate Conception
– – Assumed into Heaven
– – Fifth doctrine
– – – Mary as Our Spiritual Mother

Dr. Mark Miravalle

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 15 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Mary, Scripture, and Spiritual Warfare

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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Homily #150815n ( 10min) Play – Father asks if the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is scriptural, is it found in the Bible? Is it explicitly in there? No, but neither is the Trinity, the Hypostatic Union, nor the inerrancy of Scripture. This are all inferred from Scripture. Father points out where we find this scriptural backing for the Assumption in Luke and Revelations. He focuses on chapter 12 of Revelations which speaks of the battle between the Blessed Virgin Mary and Satan, and tells us that this spiritual warfare is still going on today, in fact, it is particularly intense today. If we are with Mary, we will triumph over the dragon, but if we are not, we will be consumed.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Video – 9 – Devotion to Mary, Hyperdulia – Mariology for Everyone

Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #9 ( 20min) Play – In this session of Dr. Mark Miravalle’s complete Marialogical course he addresses the question of whether Catholics worship Mary.  He does this by:

– Relating devotion to justice, according to St. Thomas Aquinas
– Making a distinction between Latria, Dulia and Hyperdulia
– – Latria for God alone
– – Dulia acknowledging the excellence of a creature, saints
– The nature of worship and many confusing senses of word
– Different senses of the word Cult
– Dulia is in between Latria and Dulia
– – Different from Latria in kind not degree
– – Reasons Mary deserves a higher Dulia, Her prerogatives
– – – Mother of God
– – – Immaculate Conception
– Devotion to Saints goes beyond them to God the creator of them.

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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Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Eucharist and Practical Comments

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726n ( 17min) Play – Today’s Gospel reading is a prefigurement of the Eucharist, Father Matthias tells us. Our Lord taught that He is really present in the Eucharist, and didn’t back down when challenged. Likewise, the Church has never backed down on her teaching of transubstantiation, that after the consecration, only the appearance and physical attributes of the bread and the wine remain. The Eucharist is like spiritual food, it sustains and heals us much like physical food sustains us physically, but much more profoundly. A dead body cannot eat normal food, likewise, someone in a state of separation from God (mortal sin) cannot benefit from receiving the Eucharist, but must first receive the Sacrament of Penance. Two practical conclusions of this consideration is that it is better to receive on the tongue and not to receive communion in the hand. The Church’s preference is for communion on the tongue, and communion on the hand is only a concession to widespread disobedience. Also, we should make a thanksgiving after Holy Communion of, preferably, at least 15 minutes, for until the host dissolves, Jesus is really and truly within us. Let us not invite Him in only to ignore His abiding presence.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Mass, Sacrifice of the Cross

Friday, July 17th, 2015
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Homily #150717n ( 06min) Play – In the first reading, we see the institution of the Passover sacrifice. This was a rite which was to be repeated by the Israelites as a symbol of the past Passover event and as a prefigurement of Christ’s sacrifice. However, when Jesus came, He fulfilled this rite on the Cross, and instituted it as an enduring sacrifice. When we celebrate Mass, the sacrifice of the Cross is made present again, and we are at the foot of the Cross with the same exact reality as Mary and John were. Let us remember this, and live it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 15th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 11:10-12:14
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
Gsp: mat 12:1-8

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Jul 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Being a Prophet is Tough

Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Homily #150712n ( 05min) Play – Father reflects on the prophetic calling of the Church, and tells us that while many want the message to change, the Truth brought by Christ will not, can not, change. Many within worldly authority, society, and even within the ranks of the Church what the Church to “update” to the times. A favorite tactic is to twist and spin the words of Pope Francis. However, let us rest secure in this, that if we stay with the Truth in the face of adversity, we stay with God, and God is with us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: amo 7:12-15
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: eph 1:3-14
Gsp: mar 6:7-13

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Analogy of the Bridegroom

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704n ( 04min) Play – Father Maximilian speaks on the analogy Our Lord uses in today’s Gospel reading, the analogy of the Bridegroom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Portugal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 13th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 27:1-5, 15-29
Resp: psa 135:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 9:14-17

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Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Believe, Understand, and Practice

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

 

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Homily #150703n ( 06min) Play – Father gives us some insights from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI about St. Thomas, who moved from doubting Thomas to believing Thomas. Let us listen to these words, and be willing to be wounded for Him who was wounded for us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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Video – 8 – Mary in the Early Church – Mariology for Everyone

Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #8 ( 26min) Play – In this session of Dr. Mark Miravalle’s complete Marialogical course he debunks the idea that devotion to Mary is a mere invention of the medieval Church by outlining the beginnings of the Marian devotion in the first few centuries of Christianity as follows:

– Images of Mary in the Catacombs by the earliest Christians
– Intercessory prayers to other saints
– Theology of early fathers of the Church 2nd Cent.,
– – Mary as New Eve
– – – Mary as secondary cause of salvation behind Jesus
– – – Purity of Mary, Immaculate
– – – St. Jerome “Death from Eve, life from Mary”
– – – Mother of in order of Grace
– Prayer to Mary
– – during early persecutions
– – Sub Tuum early prayer to Mary
– – Distinction between prayer to Mary and adoration of her
– 431 AD Ephesus – Mary declared Mother of God
– Churches named after Mary

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 – 7 – Gospel of John and New Testament – Mariology for Everyone

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Mariology for Everyone #7 ( 25min) Play – Ave Maria!

Dr. Miravalle gives a quick survey of the Biblical references to Mary in the New Testament from the Gospel of John to the Book of Revelation, including:
– Wedding Feast of Cana – John 2:1-12
– – Jesus does what Mary asks
– – Link to the start of his public ministry
– John 19:26 – Woman Behold your Son
– – Mary is given to humanity as mother
– Acts 2:41 – Pentecost
– – Mary’s role, second time he descends to her,
– – Spouse of the Holy Spirit
– Galatians 4:4 – St. Paul – Jesus born of a woman
– Rev 11:19-12:17 – Woman clothed with sun
– – Mary Mediatrix
– – Arc of the Covenant
– – Woman is Mary and Church, Mary Mother of Church
– – Battle in heaven centering on Our Lady
– Rev 22:17 – Bride comes to the Wedding Feast in Heaven

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.

It is time for Christians, those who believe and entrust their lives to Jesus Christ, to have a better knowledge, a better love as well as to allow himself/herself to be loved by the Mother of Jesus, who is also his/her Mother as was given to us by Jesus (Jn 19.26).
Thanks to the generosity and the great love Dr. Miravalle has been tirelessly shown to our Blessed Virgin Mother, the theology of Mary as should be properly taught are now available to us.

Also on:

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

https://vimeo.com/user9740938

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Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Keep Faith and Carry On

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Homily #150627n ( 04min) Play – Father speaks of the faith of the centurion in today’s Gospel, and encourages us to hold on to this faith as the western world is abandoning it (particularly clear in yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay “marriage”). We must pray and sacrifice for the Church as she prepares for the Synod on the Family this fall, and remember that in the end, God wins, or, as Mary said at Fatima, “My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cyril of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 18:1-15
Resp: luk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50, 53, 54-55
Gsp: mat 8:5-17

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