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A Dogma Turns 60 Today


by THE EDITORS Monday, November 01, 2010 5:00 AM

Botticini’s rendering of Mary’s Assumption places it in the context of the entire Church triumphant, celebrated today on All Saints’ Day.

“By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” — Pope Pius XII

On November 1, 1950, crowds from the world over thronged St. Peter’s Square…

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