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Lumen Gentium 69

We’re so close to the finish line on Lumen Gentium, so let’s wrap it up a bit early. It gives great joy and comfort to this holy and general Synod that even among the separated (believers) there are some who … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 68

Some final reflections on Mary from the council in today’s and tomorrow’s last sections from Lumen Gentium: V. Mary the sign of created hope and solace to the wandering people of God In the interim just as the Mother of … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 67

Vatican II on Marian devotion, first the good: This most Holy Synod deliberately teaches this Catholic doctrine and at the same time admonishes all the sons of the Church that the cult, especially the liturgical cult, of the Blessed Virgin, … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 66

Part IV of Vatican II’s look at Mary is titled, “The Cult of the Blessed Virgin in the Church.” We’re clear that “cult” is understood as something other than the current main definition, right? You know we’re talking spiritual devotion, … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 65

While I’m home tonight for a bit, let’s post on Vatican II, especially since I wrote it weeks ago and just put in this bitty preamble to finish it off for posting. Mary as model for holy believers: But while … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 64

The council bishops reflect briefly on Church as mother: The Church indeed, contemplating her hidden sanctity, imitating her charity and faithfully fulfilling the Father’s will, by receiving the word of God in faith becomes herself a mother. By her preaching … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 63

Mary as a “type of the Church.” Anybody want to tackle that? By reason of the gift and role of divine maternity, by which she is united with her Son, the Redeemer, and with His singular graces and functions, the … Continue reading

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