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Mary, Our Path to Jesus

    Two thousand years ago, Mary had a baby. We can relate a few historical facts about both mother and child, but very few. Then there is the theologizing about Jesus and Mary that has taken place over the centuries—lots of words and ideas. Add to that the sentimental and devotional practices that surround both, and we have what very possibly could be a truly confusing mess. As the king in The King and I stated so well, “’tis a puzzlement.”
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Be Childlike—As Mary Was

Childish or childlike: Which one are you? We all have someone in our lives who throws his or her weight around—figuratively speaking—to get their way. Perhaps it’s a coworker, family member, or even someone in our parish. Maybe it’s the person in front of you in the checkout line or the impatient driver on the highway next to you. It even could be you. 
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Hail Holy Queen: Our Devotion to the Virgin Mary

Blessings for the New Year! On January 1, we celebrated the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. But for many in our secular society, January 1 means one thing only: New Year's Day. That makes me sad.
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Mary's Special Place in Our Faith

   Mary is indeed a very special person for us Catholics. Episcopalian and Lutheran Christians also hold her in high esteem for her special role in salvation history. It is impossible to think of our faith, both in doctrine and practice, without thinking of the mother of Jesus—the Mother of God.
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