Cardinal O’Malley sounds more and more like a disciple of the late Senator Ted Kennedy

“We must build a civilization of love, or there will be no civilization at all,” said Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, at a Mass for the repose of the souls of those killed in the Marathon bombing. So far, so good. But then the wheels came off.

Pointing to sources of the “culture of death,” the cardinal mentioned individualism, alienation, abortion, violent films, and video games. He decried the death penalty. And then this:

The inability of the Congress to enact laws that control access to automatic weapons is emblematic of the pathology of our violent culture.

What’s wrong with that statement? Let me count the ways:

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Christians: Why do some deny Mary’s favor with God?

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Q: Christians: Why do some deny Mary’s favor with God?

A: It really makes no sense … especially for self-confessed “Bible literalists”.

The words of the angel Gabriel tell us all we need to know about Mary, and her part in God’s great mission of redemption.

Name one other time an angel “hailed” any human being, declaring them to be “full of grace” and/or “highly favored by God, so as to be eternally blessed.

Name one other person who encountered an angel and responded with such grace and discernment.

Name one other time that an angel waited patiently, so that a young Jewish girl might give her permission, so God could save the world.

Name one other person who carried God in her womb for 9 months, and dwelt in his immediate presence for over 30 years, right here on earth.

Name one other person who was so important to Jesus, that he made provisions for her care while he was hanging on the cross, only moments before he died.

Abraham is our Father in Faith. Moses is the Law Giver. Elijah is the Prophet. John the Baptist is the Forerunner.

Mary gave us Jesus, the one who IS salvation, his humanity made from her own flesh, by the Spirit of God.

Mary was also Jesus’ first, best, and most constant disciple. So what if there’s little mention of her in scripture?

God gave her the very best part.

Not bad for a creature who is merely a “vessel” to be “used” by God and then relegated to obscurity!

If anyone really thinks God works that way, then they simply don’t know God.

Mary as CoRedemptrix? Absolutely! And that takes absolutely nothing away from God, whose grace makes it all possible.

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