Thursday, May 13, 2010

What the Church needs now: A fifth marian dogma

Our Lady of Fatima told us, "I will never leave you; my Immaculate Heart will be your refuge, and the way that will lead you to God." With attacks against the Holy Father and the Catholic Church increasing, now more than ever the Church needs to solemnly declare that our Blessed Mother is Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. Once again this is being considered. What are we waiting for? An infallible definition of these three roles of Mary will unleash graces on the world such as one cannot imagine.

It was Saint Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr, prophet pointing the way to a new civilization of love, who said (in the early 1940s, before the Nazis put him to death):

"In the Catholic Church they have not yet officially declared in public as certain belief that the Immaculata is the Mediatrix of all Graces. But it is a certain truth. It has been well known from the time of the advent of Christians....But when the faithful voice a desire requesting to admit it as a public belief, the Church must verify this truth and declare it....The source of all graces is God. Everything begins in God. But the graces given to human beings are not given directly from God but through Mary. If you have time to discuss or debate the issue, you should rather pray more. Holy Mary will be pleased if we pray for the early announcement that she is the Mediatrix of all Graces."

There are graces which Our Lady wants to give us but will not be able to until the Church infallibly defines her as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. What better time to do so than the present hour when the Church finds herself under vicious attack and the Pope is subjected to false accusations issued by enemies of the Church?

Perhaps we should all listen to Saint Kolbe and "pray more" for such an announcement. And as we do so, we can meditate on these words spoken by Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima: "Continue to say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace for the world..for she alone can save it....Sacrifice yourselves for sinners; and say often, especially when you make some sacrifice: 'My Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.' You have seen Hell - where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wants to establish throughout the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart..."

Related reading on a Fifth Marian Dogma here.

1 comment:

ACatholicinClinton said...

I pray the Church acts soon on this. As you note, a solemn definition would unleash a second Pentecost. The Church needs all the graces she can obtain. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

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