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Mary, Mother of the Son – Book Recommendation

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One of the greatest barriers to my conversion to Catholicism was Marian tradition. To be clear, it wasn’t Mary herself, it was common practice and teaching about Mary that was difficult for me to stomach. As recently as this summer I still had unresolved internal tensions regarding these traditions and my own daily commitment to properly honor her. I was still stuck between my protestant past... Read More

A convert struggling praying to Mary (II/IV)

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Mary, Prayer, Saints

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Dear Father John, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, and I still have difficulties with Mary. Don’t get me wrong – I believe all the dogma and doctrine fully, but when it comes to praying to Mary, I don’t seem to get it. What role is she supposed to have in my pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth? God in his wisdom has given us a mother in the order of grace, Mary. He didn’t have... Read More

A convert struggling with praying to Mary (I/IV)

August 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, and I still have difficulties with Mary. Don’t get me wrong – I believe all the dogma and doctrine fully, but when it comes to praying to Mary, I don’t seem to get it. What role is she supposed to have in my pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth? This is a great question for the month of August, with the Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption... Read More

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