Archive | Cardinals and Bishops
08
Sep

5th Dogma a Marian Antidote: Interview With Syro-Malabar Cardinal Vithayathil

KERALA, India, MAY 21, 2008 (Zenit.org)—An antidote to the challenges facing the Church and society today is the glorification of Mary through the proclamation of a fifth Marian dogma, says Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Cardinal Vithayathil, major archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, is one of the five cardinals who […]

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29
Jul

The Motherly Role of Mary in the Church and in the World

A Position Paper on the Motherly Role of Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother in the Church and in the World Hanging on the Cross, Jesus sees his mother and John standing at the foot of the Cross … Looking at them, Jesus says: “Woman, behold your son … Behold your mother” (Jn 19:26-27). Thereby Jesus […]

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29
Jul

The Mother Co-redemptrix and the New Evangelization

Pope John Paul II has prophetically summoned the Church to undertake with the greatest possible diligence and comprehensibility a new global promulgation of the Good News of Jesus Christ, a worldwide “New Evangelization” of the Word of God. As we contemplate the imperative for the New Evangelization, particularly in light of Pope John Paul’s 2001 […]

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29
Jul

Blessed Virgin Mary: Unique Cooperator in the Redemption

1. Introduction God’s redemptive love of self-gift in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and humanity’s response to this unconditional love is the core of salvation history. In this redemptive schema, human persons at different historical stages have responded either creatively by their life and mission or destructively by their selfishness and […]

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29
Jul

Cardinal Calls Mary “Co-redemptrix” in Vatican on Lourdes Anniversary

Our Sufferings are also Christ’s Sufferings VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11 2008 (VIS)—In the Vatican Basilica at 4 p.m. today, Feast of Out Lady of Lourdes and 16th World Day of the Sick, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care, celebrated Mass for the sick and for pilgrims of UNITALSI […]

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11
Feb

PRESS RELEASE: Cardinals Initiate Worldwide Cardinal-Bishop Petition for Dogma

A press statement has been released regarding the initiative of five cardinals and their invitation to all cardinals and bishops throughout the world to join them in a petition to Pope Benedict XVI for the dogmatic proclamation of Mary as the spiritual mother of all humanity.  The press release from the secretariat of the five […]

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08
Sep

Mary Co-Redemptrix as a Help in the Pursuit of Interreligious Dialogue

In 2004, I attended in Rome the Plenary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (May 2004) and also the Study Days on Vatican II’s Decree Ad Gentes (October 2004). At both these events it was emphasized that the Church’s commitment to Evangelization and to Dialogue go hand in hand. This eventually led me to […]

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