The Queenship of Mary

From Assumption to Queenship

The feast of the Queenship of Mary is a newer Marian celebration instituted by Pope Pius XII in his encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam on October 11, 1954. This year was the first Marian year to promote devotion to the Blessed Mother and this new feast day was to be seen as a climax of the various devotions to Mary. Continue reading

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Holding Hands During the Our Father

Prologue: Purpose of the Post

So this blog post is simply a rant and if you are interested in my ranting then read on. You have been warned. I am not interested so much in defining the proper posture during Mass at the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer but seek to be able to express myself clearly on this matter. Last week I tried to give an opinion on what I think is the Church’s stance on this issue and another person, whom I had never met before, simply proceeded to use straw man arguments, ad hominem statements, and arguments from silence that brought about a more hostile environment for debate that I didn’t want or seek. Continue reading