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May 28, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 103

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A rationalization of the Final Marian Dogma with Mark Miravalle's proposal to the Pope

     Today and tomorrow we bring you two installments of our on-going megaseries on the Church today with the rationale for the Holy Father proclaiming the Final Marian Dogma of Mary as CoRedemptrix, Advocate, and Mediatrix of all graces. The author is Dr. Mark Miravalle, an esteemed professor of Theology and Mariology at the prestigious Franciscan University at Stuebenville. Coincidentally, Pope John Paul II, who has been in contact with Mark and is well aware of the call for this special Dogma, has personally invited him to Rome this week, fueling speculation that the Pope might be preparing to proclaim the Dogma. Then again, it could be to just take part in Lay Conference among 56 lay movements that began today at the Vatican. As we stated yesterday, it will happen when God deigns it and all we can do is pray. For the first part of Dr. Miravalle rationale, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
Installment Seventy-One

The Thirty-Third Clarion: The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
part one:

"In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph."

Our Lady's words to the visionaries at Fatima on July 13, 1917
      With the Solemnity of Pentecost just around the corner and coinciding this year with the Feast of the Visitation and the day Pope Benedict XV set aside for dioceses from Belgium to anywhere else in the world to honor the Blessed Mother with the title of Mary, Mediatrix of all graces, there has been quite a bit of speculation that the Holy Father will proclaim the Dogma of Mary as CoRedemptrix, Advocate, and Mediatrix of all graces. While this still seems a long shot, it would seem the perfect time to bring you, in two parts, the rationale for this "Final Dogma" by Dr. Mark Miravalle, founder of Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici which means "Voice of the People for Mary Mediatrix." Dr. Miravalle, a professor of Theology and Mariology from Franciscan University at Stuebenville, is author of the book "Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate." We bring this to you today with the second part tomorrow in lieu of our Significant Site of the Week. Also, next week in this series we will resume the second part of Father Dominik Maria's treatise on the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.


Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate

      We are all privileged to be living during the climax of the universally designated "Age of Mary". International Marian centers such as Lourdes, Fatima, and places of contemporary apparition, as well as numerous other contemporary Marian movements manifest this present climax of love and devotion to the Mother of Jesus throughout the world.

      But along with a climax in devotion to our Lady, this Age of Mary is also crucially calling for a climax in the doctrine about Mary. For authentic love of Mary must be firmly based upon the authentic truth about Mary. Up to the present time in the history of the church, four Marian doctrines have been defined as central Catholic truths by the Church: The Motherhood of God, the Immaculate Conception, the perpetual Virginity of Mary, and her glorious Assumption into heaven. It is now time for the Church, at the summit of this Marian era, to proclaim and define the fifth and final Marian doctrine, that is, Mary's co-redemptive role as Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of all grace, and Advocate for the people of God.

Coredemptrix with the Redeemer

      When the Church invokes Mary under the title, "Coredemptrix", she means that Mary uniquely participated in the redemption of the human family by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. At the Annunciation (cf. Lk. 1:38), Mary freely cooperated in giving the Second Person of the Trinity his human body, which is the very instrument of redemption, as Scripture tells us: "We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all" (Heb. 10:10).

      And at the foot of the cross of our Saviour (Jn. 19:26), Mary's intense sufferings, united with those of her Son, as Pope John Paul II tells us, were, "also a contribution to the Redemption of us all" (Salvifici Doloris, N. 25). Because of this intimate sharing in the redemption accomplished by the Lord, the Mother of the Redeemer is uniquely and rightly referred to by Pope John Paul II and the Church as the "Coredemptrix."

      It is important to note that the prefix "co" in the title Coredemptrix does not mean "equal to", but rather "with", coming from the Latin word, cum. The Marian title Coredemptrix never places Mary on a level of equality with her divine Son, Jesus Christ. Rather it refers to Mary's unique human participation, which is completely secondary and subordinate to the redeeming role of Jesus, who alone is true God and true man.

Mediatrix with the Mediator and the Sanctifier

      Secondly, Mary is invoked in the Church under the title of Mediatrix of all grace. All the graces which flow from the redemption of Jesus Christ are granted to the human family through the motherly intercession of Mary.

      Mary mediated Jesus Christ, the Author of all graces, to the world when she agreed to be the human mother of God made man (cf. Lk. 1:38). And from the cross at Calvary (Jn. 19:26) and as the final gift to humanity, Jesus gives Mary as a spiritual mother to us all: "Son, behold your mother" (cf. Jn. 19:26). For this reason, Vatican II refers to Mary as "a mother to us in the order of grace" (Lumen Gentium, n. 62) and several twentieth century popes have officially taught the doctrine of Mary as Mediatrix of all graces, quoting the words of St. Bernard: "It is the will of God that we obtain all favors through Mary." The Mediatrix performs this task in intimate union with the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, with whom she began the drama of our Lord's Redemption at the Annunciation (cf. Lk. 1:35).

TOMORROW: Advocate for the People of God and Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici

Is the Smoke blotting out the Son?

     Yesterday we referred to the "Black Fire" of satan in our editorial and we follow that today with the "smoke" of satan that is slowly blocking out the Son. Like the horrendous forest fires in Mexico, the smoke wafts over the horizon and stifles the air, leaving souls murky and confused. Today we look back on history and see how we have not learned. Because of this were are fated to commit the same mistakes, especially in our country's education system, but this time it could be fatal if we do not right the ship and clamor for the Son to shine bright. For the first part of our two-part commentary, The Golden Rule has been replaced by the Godless rules click on today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

The Golden Rule has been replaced by the Godless rules.

Michael Cain, editor

Our Lady asks us to trust in the Holy Spirit and Prepare by fasting and praying so that the True Light will shine ever bright

     Those are the essence of the Blessed Mother's 153rd and 154th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart which we bring you today in which Our Lady cautions us that heavy crosses will be ours, but by living the messages, listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and trusting totally in her Divine Son Jesus we will successfully traverse the land-mined course where satan sets traps for us at every turn. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages One Hundred Fifty-Three and Fifty-Four

Message One Hundred Fifty-Three, February 10, 1992

Feast of Saint Scholastica
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message One Hundred Fifty-Four, February 16, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Events Today in Church History

     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on TIME CAPSULES: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

Historical Events in Church Annals for May 28:


      Today, tomorrow and Saturday are all Weekdays in the Seventh Week of Easter. In fact, they are the last days of Easter Time for after Pentecost Sunday we return to Ordinary Time and green vestments. For the Liturgy, meditations and readings for today and tomorrow, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, May 28, 1998


Friday, May 29, 1998


     We continue with the worldwide Crusade for the Novena of Rosaries, begun on Ascension Thursday and culminating on Pentecost Sunday. The Rosaries are for strength, courage, good health and fortitude for the Holy Father to wisely guide Holy Mother Church through these turbulent times and to lead all to the safe pillars of the Holy Eucharist and devotion to Mary whom many anticipate will be honored through the dogmatic decree as officially CoRedemptrix, Advocate and Mediatrix of all graces. While many firmly believe this will occur in paving the way for the glorious Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, when is the question that only God knows.


"It is the Lord's blessing that brings wealth, and no effort can substitute for it."

Proverbs 10: 22

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