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Roman Catholic Maryology: Mary in Roman Catholicism, part 1 - Introduction
My fear is that, just as the serpent seduced
Eve by his cunning, your thoughts may be
Corrupted and you may fall away from your
sincere and complete devotion to Christ
—2nd Corinthians 11:3
We begin this section of essays with this very important warning from Paul. It is very telling; it should be kept in mind while reading through all the essays that follow and it should be kept in mind when reading anything about Mary, whether from Catholic sources or not. Mary was a very special person, the Lord blessed her with the blessing that Jewish women through the centuries could only hope for, that the Messiah be born of them. We should all look forward to meeting Mary in heaven where we could spend centuries asking her what it was like to raise God in the flesh from infancy to manhood. We are not to let false teachings about Mary reflect negatively upon her—All generations shall call her blessed.
The Roman Catholic Church defines dogma as “A truth revealed by God and, therefore, an article of faith. It is thus proposed by the Church to be believed by all Catholics.”1
In these essays we will explore certain issues regarding Marian dogmas. We will compare Roman Catholic dogmas to the Word of God. As always, we are not interested in attacking persons but in correcting false doctrine. We got our information on Roman Catholic dogma about Mary from the horse’s mouth. We will provide many quotes from official Catholic writings in order to give a fair representation of Catholic teachings. The Bibles we will consult are approved for Roman Catholic use. The assumption we work under is that traditions or dogmas, in and of themselves are not problematic; the problem comes when traditions or dogmas contradict the Word of God.
We will begin each section with a brief generalized summary called At a glance, the rest of the article is an explanation of the summary.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy
and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after
the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ
1.New American Bible Fireside Family Edition—Encyclopedic Dictionary and Biblical Reference Guide
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