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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Is the Holy Spirit Really God? The Trinity, As Defined by Constantinople

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Sunday, May 31 is Trinity Sunday--or, more formally, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.In honor of the feast, I thought I'd chat a bit about the Trinity--what that means, and when the concept of a God Who is "Three-in-One" was officially defined. That happened when the Church was young--more than two hundred years before the books of the Bible were finalized by the Orthodox at the Second Council of Trullan in 692. (The Catholic scriptures, while generally agreed upon, were not … [Read more...]

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William E. May, Moral Theologian, Rest In Peace

William E. May, moral theologian who taught at The Catholic University of America  from 1971 through 2008, has died at the age of 87.Dr. May was the Michael J. McGivney Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America.  He had taught at the Institute for 17 years, from 1991 to 2008.  Before that, he taught moral theology at The Catholic University of America from 1971 to 1991.In Septem … [Read more...]

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