Tag Archives: Mary

Her Foot Has Crushed The Head of Satan?

Pope Pius IX (Pio Nono) on Mary in his encyclical Ubi primum:

“The resplendent glory of her merits, far exceeding all the choirs of angel, elevates her to the very steps of the throne of God.  Her foot has crushed the head of Satan.  Set up between Christ and his Church, Mary, ever lovable, and full of grace, always has delivered the Christian people from their greatest calamities and from the snares and assaults of all their enemies, ever rescuing them from ruin.”

Mary Is Our First Hope

Pope Francis I, September 2014:

“Thus, this is “our hope: we are not orphans, we have mothers”: first of all Mary. And then the Church, who is Mother “when she follows the same path of Jesus and Mary: the path of obedience, the path of suffering, and when her approach is to constantly learn the way of the Lord”.”

“These two women — Mary and the Church — carry on the hope which is Christ, they give us Christ, they generate Christ in us”, the Bishop of Rome emphasized. Thus “without Mary, Jesus Christ would not have been; without the Church, we cannot go forward”. They are “two women and two mothers”…

Francis concluded by recalling that “as our fathers left Paradise with a promise, today we are able to go forward with hope: the hope we are given by Mary, steadfast at the Cross, and our hierarchical Holy Mother Church”.”

Source and read more: https://freedomfightertimes.com/exposed/catholic-blasphemy/pope-francis-demotes-jesus-christ-third-place/

“We Obtain Everything Through Mary”

Pope Pius IX:

MarianartintheCatholicChurchjf0181 10“The foundation of all our confidence is found in the Blessed Virgin Mary. God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is His will: That we obtain everything through Mary.”

~Ubi Primum, 1849

Source: https://www.worldslastchance.com/end-time-prophecy/appalling-papal-proclamations-straight-from-the-harlots-mouth.html

Mary and 666

Freedom 1F. Tupper Saussy describing the statue of Persephone / Freedom / Mary on the dome of the U.S. Capitol:

“When ultimately cast in bronze, Freedom would reach the height of nineteen feet, six inches – a sum perhaps deliberately calculated to pay homage to the work’s final destination, the Beast of Revelation at Lot 666, for nineteen feet, six inches works out to 6+6+6 feet, 6+6+6 inches.”

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 22

 

Turn To Mary, Not God

Via Turretinfan:

Virgo det Josef MoroderAround 45 minutes into episode #6824 of “Catholic Answers,” Vicki Thorn stated: “You know, I also want to say to our listeners, that sometimes when we’re beginning to heal, especially women, God is really sort of frightening to us, because we’re so afraid of judgment. The blessed Mother – this is Mary’s work. … This is Mary’s work – and so if God seems a little – you know – too scary, turn to Our Lady and ask her to help, because she’ll lead you.”

Read Turretinfan’s response here: http://turretinfan.blogspot.ca/2015/02/catholic-answers-mary-as-alternative-to.html

A Protestant Response to Francis’ Statement on Mary’s Relationship to the Church

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From a now-deleted website:

Pope Francis on Mary:

“She is a true mother who gives us life in Christ, and in the communion of the Holy Spirit, brings us into a common life with our brothers and sisters.”

“The model of motherhood for the Church is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who in the fullness of time conceived through the Holy Spirit and gave birth to the Son of God,”…. “Her motherhood continues through the Church, who brings forth sons and daughters through baptism, whom she nourishes through the word of God.”

The Protestant Response:

“Francis is the worst of frauds, for he seeks to pawn off his church as the church, when it is an assembly that teaches that men must believe in man-made doctrines in order to be saved, trust in creatures to be saved, and look her priesthood in order to be saved. It is antichrist at its core.”

Source: https://ilyston.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/a-protestant-response-to-francis-statement-on-marys-relationship-to-the-church/

 

Pius XII’s Mariolatry

PRAYER OF POPE PIUS XII This prayer, dedicated to Mary Immaculate, was composed by the Pope for the Marian Year (December 8, 1953-December 8, 1954), which was proclaimed to mark the centenary of the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
 Papst Pius XII., Krönung 1939JS

“Enraptured by the splendor of your heavenly beauty, and impelled by the anxieties of the world, we cast ourselves into your arms, O Immaculate Mother of Jesus and our Mother, Mary, confident of finding in your most loving heart appeasement of our ardent desires, and a safe harbor from the tempests which beset us on every side.

Though degraded by our faults and overwhelmed by infinite misery, we admire and praise the peerless richness of sublime gifts with which God has filled you, above every other mere creature, from the first moment of your conception until the day on which, after your assumption into heaven, He crowned you Queen of the Universe.

O crystal fountain of faith, bathe our minds with the eternal truths! O fragrant Lily of all holiness, captivate our hearts with your heavenly perfume! O Conqueress of evil and death, inspire in us a deep horror of sin, which makes the soul detestable to God and a slave of hell!

O well-beloved of God, hear the ardent cry which rises up from every heart. Bend tenderly over our aching wounds. Convert the wicked, dry the tears of the afflicted and oppressed, comfort the poor and humble, quench hatreds, sweeten harshness, safeguard the flower of purity in youth, protect the holy Church, make all men feel the attraction of Christian goodness. In your name, resounding harmoniously in heaven, may they recognize that they are brothers, and that the nations are members of one family, upon which may there shine forth the sun of a universal and sincere peace.

Receive, O most sweet Mother, our humble supplications, and above all obtain for us that, one day, happy with you, we may repeat before your throne that hymn which today is sung on earth around your altars: You are all-beautiful, O Mary! You are the glory, you are the joy, you are the honor of our people! Amen.”

Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O’Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954

Source and read more about this prayer: http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.ca/2014/08/a-truly-blasphemous-prayer-to-mary-by.html

Is the Virgin Mary our Mother?

600px-Pope_Francis_in_March_2013“The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan” 

~Pope Francis

Read commentary on this tweet here: https://paultheslave.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/we-cannot-be-saved-unless-through-the-virgin-mary/

The highest grace that can adorn the Christian character

(J. C. Ryle, “The Gospel of Luke” 1858)

Picturesque America58And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has
been mindful of the humble state of His servant.”
Luke 1:46-48

Mark Mary’s deep humility. She who was chosen
of God to the high honor of being Messiah’s mother,
speaks of her own “humble state,” and acknowledges
her need of a “Savior.”

She does not let fall a word to show that she regarded
herself as a sinless, “immaculate” person.  On the
contrary, she uses the language of one who has been
taught by the grace of God to feel her own sins, and
so far from being able to save others, requires a Savior
for her own soul. We may safely affirm that none would
be more forward to reprove the honor paid by the Romish
Church to the Virgin Mary, than the Virgin Mary herself.

Let us copy this holy humility of our Lord’s mother,
while we steadfastly refuse to regard her as a mediator,
or to pray to her. Like her, let us be lowly in our own
eyes, and think little of ourselves.

Humility is the highest grace that can adorn the
Christian character
. It is a true saying of an old
divine, that “a man has just so much Christianity
as he has humility.”

Humility is the grace, which of all is most
suited to human nature.

Above all, humility is the grace which is
within the reach of every converted person.

All are not rich.

All are not learned.

All are not highly gifted.

All are not preachers.

But all children of God may be clothed with humility.

The Glories of Mary, Mother of God

(William S. Plumer, “The Ten Commandments” 1864)

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:2-3

Kuźnica - Virgin Mary statue 01A very favorite book among Catholics is entitled, “The Glories of Mary, Mother of God.” It’s author is St. Alphonsus Liguori. The translator dedicates the work to Mary, “the Queen of Angels and of Men,” with “all veneration and respect,” and says it is “designed to increase the number and fervor of her worshipers.” Here is the table of contents:

How great should be our confidence in Mary, Queen of Mercy.

How great our confidence should be in Mary as our mother.

The great love borne us by Mary our mother.

Mary is the refuge of repentant sinners.

Mary is our life, since she obtains us the pardon of our sins.

Mary is our life, because she obtains our perseverance.

Mary renders death sweet to her servants.

Mary is the hope of all the children of Adam.

Mary is the hope of the sinner.

Mary’s readiness to assist those who invoke her.

The power of Mary to defend those who invoke her in temptations.

Necessity of Mary’s intercession in order to obtain salvation.

Mary is a powerful Advocate.

Mary is a compassionate Advocate.

Mary is mediatrix of peace between God and sinners.

Mary is ever watchful to support our miseries.

Mary preserves her servants from hell.

Mary succours her servants in purgatory.

Mary conducts her servants to heaven.

The greatness of Mary’s mercifulness and goodness.

The sweetness of the holy name of Mary in life and in death.

In “The Psalter of the Virgin” we find the last two Psalms of David thus thrown into parody, and applied to Mary instead of Jehovah: “Sing unto our Lady a new song: let her praise be in the congregation of the just. Praise our Lady in her holiness; praise her in her virtues and miracles; praise her, you choirs of patriarchs and prophets; praise her, you army of martyrs; let everything that has breath praise our lady!”

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Roman Catholicism is a gigantic system of . . .
Mary-worship,
saint-worship,
image-worship, and
relic-worship.
In one word, it is a huge organized idolatry.
(J. C. Ryle “Idolatry to be Destroyed”)

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“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:2-3