Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. John 14:6
Terry Nelson has some news that whilst inevitable, fills me with dread. There is so much room for division and outrage over the 5th Marian Dogma, the Church needs our prayers. I will always be obedient, but for me personally if the 5th dogma is pronounced and Mary is proclaimed coredemptrix it would turn my world upsidedown. I will most definitely be in need of your prayers.
Better minds than mine will be meditating over this, we must pray that the Holy Spirit prevails and God's will is done.
What I am about to say is my personal opinion, but I feel affronted for Christ, like many of you do when you witness liturgical abuses. I feel I have a right to bleat. I bleat over the image used by those who wish to pronounce Mary, "Mother of all Nations" and hence coredemptrix. I can not believe it is an icon, a true image. Dear reader, put me straight if you feel I err.
Nobody has a right to obscure the cross of Christ. The woman in the image has placed herself in front of the cross, the empty cross is no-longer a scandal but the means of her personal glory. In nativity scenes Mary is bathed with light from the Infant. In crucifixion scenes, Mary unites her suffering to Our Lord and she is redeemed through her united suffering. Where is Christ in this image? Why can the woman in the image radiate light; Christ is the light of the world? The woman in the image looks like a siren calling the sheep to the rocks. Look at the sheep around her, they have no shepherd, they look like the sheep in pens waiting for slaughter at the abattoir. Would Our Lady do this?
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen