Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Why Is Mary Crying?

Probably because ignoramuses like Jack Chick and those who hand out his tracts so ridiculously misrepresent what the Church her Son founded actually teaches about her.

Just a couple of examples of the errors in this tract: Firstly, the confusion of an offering to cleanse one of ritual impurity (Leviticus 12:6-8) with an offering to atone for personal sin. Also, the misunderstanding of the phrase "Mother of God", the doctrine concerning which, is, in actuality, about safeguarding the doctrine of the divinity and humanity of Christ.

And let's not even get into all of the well-trodden nonsense linking Mary with Semiramis...

To paraphrase Archbishop Sheen, there aren't 1 in a 100 people who actually hate the Catholic Church, but hate the slanders and distortions circulated about her by the ignorant and dishonest.