The Queenship of Mary Is Deeply Rooted in Scripture

Mary Queen of Heaven

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...]

R.I.P. Cardinal Edmund Szoka. Detroit and the World Have Lost a Great Leader.

Cardinal Szoka

Sad news today from the Archdiocese of Detroit, where former Detroit archbishop and former President of Vatican City State Edmund Cardinal Szoka has gone to his eternal reward.According to the Archdiocese of Detroit website: With sadness and great hope in the Resurrection we share news of the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 until 1990 and went on to oversee the government of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope … [Read more...]

Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of the U.S.A. Offers Help to Displaced Iraqi Christians

Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat

"We wish to scream, but there are no ears that wish to hear."Those are the words of Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat, leader of St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Eparchy of the U.S.A., in a letter expressing his frustration at the lack of response by the world to the ongoing crisis in Iraq.  Bishop Francis urged Chaldeans and other Catholics to support relief efforts for the people of Mosul who have been displaced by ISIS insurgents.Bishop Francis, along with Chaldean Bishop Sarhad Jammo, led a d … [Read more...]