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News – New Groundswell for Marian Coredemption

By May 10, 2007Coredemption, News

Ave Maria!

Recent initiatives in support of the Dogmatic Declaration of Marian Coredemption are springing up like May flowers in this Month of Mary and are the fruit of many years of dialogue and theological discussion organized by the Hierarchy, the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and Vox Popoli Mariae Mediatrici. This movement is supported by a wide range of theologians and lay people, and the initiatives have five main thrusts: Hierarchical, Theological, Popular Apologetical, a Video Series on the internet, and a Lay Petition drive.

Hierarchical:

A symposium was held on May 3rd to the 7th, 2005 in Fatima, Portugal, led by five Cardinals which the Franciscans of the Immaculate helped arrange. The gathering of over fifty bishops from around the world, including five cardinals, resulted in a book written by the nine cardinals listed bellow.

Toppo
Martinez
Gagnon
Estevez
Schonborn
Varkey
Vidal
Spidlik
Trujillo
Mary, Unique Cooperator in the Redemption
Why Mary should be dogmatically declared as Coredeemer
Authored by: Nine Cardinals of the Church and other Major Marian Theologians. Each of the nineteen presentations are printed in the language originally given by the speakers: seven in English, four in Spanish and eight in Italian. It addresses many of the ecumenical concerns raised in the past.

This book along with a petition by over forty Cardinals and Bishops in support of the dogma was presented to Pope Benedict XVI on June 3, 2006, by… His Eminence, Telesphore Cardinal Toppo of Ranchi, India

Theological Symposia:

Here are just some of the Marian Theologians that have attended past International Coredemption Symposia in England and Fatima, Portugal, between 2000 and 2006:

Calkins
Llamas
Arellano
Manelli
Fehlner
Hnilica
Miravalle
Perotto
Hauke
Settimio
Manelli
Gherardini
Biestro

These symposia resulted in the following 6 books available from Marymedatrix.com with a 7th book on the way:

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

And, the 8th International Symposium in this series is coming up in July 17-20, 2007 in Fatima, Portugal. See Video

With over 10 Cardinals, 40 Bishops and 60 major Marian Theologians, these events clearly out-weigh the 1996 Czestachowa Commission which came to a negative conclusion but had serious deficiencies and no hierarchy in attendance.

Popular Conference:

Upcoming Marian Coredemption Conference in Greenwood, Indiana, Oct 13, 2007. See Video

Hahn
Miravalle
Fehlner
Burke
Evert
de Souza
Straub

Upcoming Video Series:

Stay tuned to Air Maria for Dr. Miravalle’s new Series on Coredemption in June.

Miravalle

Petition Drive:

an initiative by Dr. Mark Miravalle at Vox Popoli for a popular petition to Pope Benedict XVI. Let your voice be heard!!

You can read the letter by Mark Miravalle about how you can submit your petition to the Holy Father and how these Bishops and Cardinals have already done so. What the pope is saying about Mary

The Saints:

Mary is our Co-redemptrix with Jesus. She gave Jesus his body and suffered with him at the foot of the Cross.

Mary is the Mediatrix of all grace. She gave Jesus to us, and as our Mother she obtains for us all his graces.

Mary is our Advocate who prays to Jesus for us. It is only through the Heart of Mary that we come to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

The papal definition of Mary as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate will bring great graces to the Church.

All for Jesus through Mary.

God bless you,

M. Teresa, M.C.

Letter of Endorsement for the Papal Definition of Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate , Mother Teresa of Calcutta, August 14, 1993.

Read what 20th Century Saints and Blesseds have to say about this doctrine in this Hagiography compiled by Fr. Stefano Manelli, founder of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

Saints:

Gemma Galgani
Pope
Pius X
Frances Xavier Cabrini
Pio of Pietrelcina
Leopold Mandic

Josemaria Escrivà
Edith Stein
Maximilian Mary Kolbe Luigi Orione

Blesseds:

Elizabeth of the Trinity
Bartolo Longo
James Alberione
Ildephonse Cardinal Schuster

And, finally, read what many others are saying.

Mother Mary, in our troubled times may we have the grace to call you Coredeemer, Mediatrix and Advocate!

Ave Maria!

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  • Sue says:

    This is the best coverage on Co-Redemption and the 5th Dogma explained.

    The bottom line is…. Mother Mary can resist nothing we ask of her, and Jesus can resist nothing she asks of Him. So if we ask her to intercede with Him for us….. it’s a win win! (Just try it, sincerely, and you will always have an advocate!)

    Those who mistakenly think that this event means we are worshiping Mary are misguided. Our Lady wants nothing for herself, but she will always listen, and then direct us to her Son.

    When we think about the hearts of Jesus and Mary we can rely on this truth:
    Through hers our prayer is always heard… through His our life is won!

    If the Holy Father would confirm Our Lady as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces, and Advocate, the world will be headed for peace.

    Please let’s let the Holy Father know, we want the 5th dogma proclaimed!

    Ave Maria! and God Bless you!

  • MIKE COFFEY says:

    I applaud the work being done on Coredemption and have understood it and believed in it from my childhood. It is not ‘rocket science’ and is Scripturally based. If we read the Gospels and accept them; accept what Our Lord and Savior either did or said, in order to save our souls, then the blueprint is there. Jesus came to show us how to save our souls and he came to us through Mary. It is not a stretch to think we should take the same return route…through Mary.

  • apostolate says:

    Ave Maria!

    There is quite a debate concering this post on Free Republic .   There are now almost 2000 views and over 200 replies and these are from Protestants, Catholics and Eastern Orthodox.

    Further, there are also some threads going on at Catholic blogs:

    American Papist .
    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
    And on Mark Shea’s site there is an older thread that I just discovered

    And one Protestant site Pulpit Magazine in the comments

    If you can please log onto these sites and make a small comment in support of the Coredemption.  This will show your support and keep the debate going.  The more important debate right now is Free Republic .  The easiest sites to log onto are the other ones listed above. And, again, please pass this on to everyone on your mail list.  This is big!!  Thanks

    In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

    Fra Roderic