The Queenship of Mary Is Deeply Rooted in Scripture

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Today Catholics celebrate the Memorial of the Queenship of the Virgin Mary.Pope Pius XII established August 22 as the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary in 1954; but Mary’s role as queen over the universal Church finds its roots in the Scriptures.At the Annunciation, the archangel Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would rule forever on the throne of David. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary the “mother of my Lord.”The Old Testament foreshadows this queenship of Mary, by teachin … [Read more...]

Space-Age Nanotechnology Creates the Indestructible “Forever Bible”

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Camping.  Swimming.  Mission Trips.How many places can you think of where you wouldn't take a Bible, for fear of destroying its delicate pages?No problem, if you have the "water-proof, dirt-proof, tear-proof and virtually life-proof" Forever Bible!  The creators claim that this new Bible is 24 times stronger than regular paper and "doesn't use any trees."  (I suppose that means it's plastic?)The company, which has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of this new eve … [Read more...]

Who Was Theophilus?

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Who was Theophilus? And why does the evangelist Luke talk about him so much?Theophilus' name came up last week, in the first reading for the Feast of the Ascension. In the introduction to the Acts of the Apostles, which is read for the Ascension, Luke writes: In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he … [Read more...]