DID MARY REALLY DIE? The Assumption Presumption and the Dormition Tradition

DORMITION OF MARY By Masters of Grudziądz Polyptych [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

On August 15, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most years (although not this year, since it falls on a Saturday), the date is a holy day of obligation. The Church in her wisdom wants us to understand how important Mary is in our devotional life--and practicing Catholics are required to attend Mass.But depending on your faith background, you may think of this feast in one of two ways:As a Catholic, you celebrate the Assumption of the … [Read more...]

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DO NOT Support Mary’s Way Worldwide Apostolate

220 miracles?Let's get right to the point:  The nonprofit organization called Mary's Way Worldwide Apostolate has been denounced by the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. The Superior General of the Capuchin Franciscan Order in Rome has said that its founder "Father David," a "miracle working priest with stigmata wounds," does not even exist. This organization has no official connection with the Roman Catholic Church, nor has it ever received any official approval or recognition by the Holy See. Le … [Read more...]

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New Islamic Mosque–Dedicated to the Virgin Mary

MARYAM By Anonymous (TURKEY) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 A new mosque in the Syrian coastal city of Tartous has been dedicated to the Virgin Mary--the only Islamic place of worship in the Islamic world which bears her name.The "al-Sayyida Maryam" mosque, named after Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ, was inaugurated on Saturday, June 6. According to Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper, The minister of awqaf, or religious charitable endowments, said the mosque’s construction symbolized the openness of Islam, in stark contrast to the “deviation” being see … [Read more...]

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