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By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant, December 13, 2019
Homily attacks concept still debated by theologians
VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) – The pope is calling a proposed dogma that Mary is mediatrix of all grace “foolishness.”
Mary, mediatrix of all graces
During a homily given in Rome on Thursday for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis said the Blessed Virgin Mary “never introduced herself as co-redemptrix,” adding, “She never wanted for herself something that was of her Son.”
Throughout history, the Church has defined four specific truths regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary, called dogmas, which Catholics are required to believe: her divine motherhood, her perpetual virginity, her immulate conception and her bodily assumption into Heaven. His Thursdsay comments touched on the proposed fifth Marian dogma — subject to ongoing debate by theologians — which describes Mary as advocate for sinners, mediatrix of grace and co-redemptrix.
Let’s not get lost in foolishness. ….