Why “Mother of God” is Mary’s Most Important Title

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It’s no coincidence that we begin every year with the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Along with her Immaculate Conception, Our Lady’s Divine Maternity is one of the two fundamental truths about Mary. Everything else we believe about her revolves around these two teachings. But interestingly, the consensus of most theologians is that Mary’s identity as Mother of […]

028: Part 2 – The (Very) Ancient Origins of Marian Devotion

I told you it was good. Part one of my interview with Mike Aquilina about his book Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady Through the Ages was awesome. The conclusion is even better. You’ve got to hear Mike because he really gets fired up showing how even heretics and atheists understood early Christian devotion to the Mother of God, […]

025: Why Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant

I’ve made no bones about the fact that Mary was easily the most difficult issue I faced in becoming Catholic. This show is about the scriptural argument that got me over the hump. In the last two episodes (23 & 24), we dealt with the Immaculate Conception. This time, we’re going to fill in some […]

024: Part 2 – How To Explain the Immaculate Conception from the Bible

The more you understand it, the more you realize the Immaculate Conception is a fundamental part of the Gospel message. And, yes, it’s in the Bible…big time. This is part 2 of what I started in Episode 23. This episode is going to focus on the Angel Gabriel’s encounter with Mary in the Annunciation scene […]

Apparitions, Tattoos, and St. Juan Diego

If tattoos are a good barometer of Marian piety, then Our Lady of Guadalupe has got to be one of the most popular Marian feast days of them all. Lots of people know that in 1531, Our Lady appeared to a peasant man named Juan Diego in Mexico City. And every year, millions of people […]

023: How To Explain the Immaculate Conception from the Bible

<Scroll to bottom for Podcast> You may love Mary, but can you explain the Immaculate Conception? Better yet, can you explain it from the pages of the Bible? The dogma that Mary was preserved from the moment of her conception from the effects of Original Sin is one of the most important, yet misunderstood Catholic teachings. […]