057: The Primacy of Mary’s Divine Maternity & Why It Matters

catholic_FINAL_150Why do Catholics exalt Mary? I don’t mean in general. I mean specifically.

The answer may surprise you.

Is it because she’s perfect? Kind of. But there’s a deeper reason.

I just got back from my pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes, so I have Mary on the brain (and in the heart). I can’t get enough of her.

So in this “brief” episode (it’s still more than half and hour so not to worry), I’ll dig in a little to the underlying, foundational reason we venerate Our Lady.

In this episode we’ll discuss:marymotherofgod

  • Why the Immaculate Conception is demanded by Mary’s divine maternity
  • The vital role of the Council of Ephesus in 431AD in Marian doctrine
  • Why St. Thomas declared Mary was predestined to be the Mother of God
  • How Mary is intimately united to the hypostatic union
  • The definition and distinction of hyperdulia (and why people who say Catholics worship Mary are nuts)

All that and more in this episode of the Art of Catholic!

God bless!

Matthew

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