Mary Mother of the Church - Latest News
May 22, 2018 - 02:59 pm .- The Archbishop of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to love the Blessed Virgin Mary as their mother during a Mass commemorating a newly-proclaimed Catholic feast day.
May 21, 2018 - 09:53 am .- Pope Francis celebrated the first feast of Mary, Mother of the Church Monday saying that without the emphasis placed on motherhood, the Church would be isolated, composed of no more than “old bachelors.”
May 19, 2018 - 06:03 am .- May 21 will mark the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, added to the Roman calendar this year by Pope Francis.
May 2, 2018 - 01:52 pm .- Iraqi women rebuilding their lives after ISIS occupation were invited to a three-day gathering aimed, according to organizers, at empowering Christian women and offering them spiritual support.
Mar 9, 2018 - 10:46 am .- The Jesuit theologian Henri de Lubac once noted a correspondence between the Reformation's criticism of Mary and its criticisms of the Church. That correlation is in some sense logical - you can't have Mary without the Church, nor the Church without Mary. They exist in such an intimate and mutual relationship that one cannot be fully understood without the other. And we see clearly enough in our present day what happens when they are separated: Mary, elevated in excess, loses her humanity and begins to appear as a quasi-fourth-person of the Trinity; and the Church, reduced in excess, loses her divine foundation and appears as an exclusively male-run institution.
Mar 3, 2018 - 06:08 am .- On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision that the Church celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as “Mother of the Church” every year on the Monday after Pentecost, as a way to foster Marian piety and the maternal sense of the Church.
May 7, 2007 - 06:52 am .- Scattered sprinkles did not stop thousands of pilgrims from gathering in St. Peter's Square yesterday to hear the Pope's Regina Caeli address. In his first address of May, his Holiness drew attention to the fact that May "is the Marian month par excellence." "After the Second Vatican Council," Benedict continued, "the Marian Cult has experienced a profound renewal."
Dec 8, 2005 - 10:00 pm .- At the close of the Second Vatican Council 40 years ago, Pope Paul VI entrusted the implementation of the new documents to Mary, calling her by the title; Mother of the Church. Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI called this the greatest ecclesial moment of the 20th century.