Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday Sermon, May 13 -- Mary, Mother of the Church (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi)

This year, Pope Francis has promulgated a new feast for the Universal Church: Mary, Mother of the Church is to be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. This Marian title (which is rooted in the writings of St Ambrose and has previously been promoted by Pope Benedict XIV and Pope Leo XIII, as well as Pope Bl Paul VI, Pope St John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI) is a reflection most especially of Mary's role as a mother to the Apostles in the days between the Ascension and Pentecost.

We consider the biblical foundation for calling Mary the Mother of the Church, as well as the promotion of this title at the Second Vatican Council.

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