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Category Archives: Mary

No, We Don’t Worship Mary: What The Differences Really Are

The first rule of debate is to be sure you correctly understand the position of your interlocutor. Any Catholic who has engaged inRead more »

Mary Diorama

My kids attend public school right now, and so they get less faith formation than I’d hope for. But I still try to integrate ourRead more »

When Mary Comes to Visit

I am prefacing this post to remind all our readers of the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding Marian apparitions.  The Church teaches thatRead more »

The Feast of the Annunciation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paolo_de_Matteis_-_The_Annunciation.jpg Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Usually this isRead more »

Catholicism – Appearances can be Deceiving

The saying, “the devil is in the details” seems to be more relevant these days. The Great Deceiver consistently works to detour our courseRead more »

Dishpan Hands and a Servant’s Heart

There are few chores I loathe more from my childhood than hand washing and drying dishes. Sticking your hand in a dirty sink full of waterRead more »

A Letter to my Christian Friends

I am a Cradle Catholic. From the moment I was conceived, I was meant to be Catholic and I feel very fortunate because of this. Having saidRead more »

The Blessed Mother: From Accepting the Teachings to Loving the Lady

When I stood before the altar at the Easter vigil eight years ago and answered, “I do (believe all that the Holy Catholic Church teachesRead more »

Mary, Ever Virgin. Or Was She? (Part 2)

I love this time of year, when the liturgical calendar is heavily “Marian,” between the Nativity and the Solemnity of Mary thatRead more »

Holy Mother of God: A Litany for Women

For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow the Blessed VirginRead more »

Mary, Ever Virgin…or Was She? (Part 1)

One thing that I look back now and laugh about after a decade as a Catholic is just how naive I was when I first converted. Though I wasRead more »

The Immaculate Conception: Christ’s First Gift to Mary His Mother

One of the most beautiful scenes that God, through nature, provides us with are sunrises.  At the distant horizon you see before arising aRead more »

Advent – Don’t Rush! It’s not Christmas Yet!

It’s Not Christmas! A friend recently bemoaned her inability to ‘get into the Christmas spirit’. Her discomfiture was painfully evidentRead more »

Mary: More Than a Minor Role in the Christmas Story

In many non-Catholic Christian traditions, the time of year has arrived in which it is deemed acceptable to remember Mary, theRead more »

Reformation Day: What the Original Protestant actually Taught

Today marks one day shy of 495 years since Martin Luther first initiated what would become known as the Protestant Reformation, by nailingRead more »