Kresta in the Afternoon – February 13, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Encountering Mary in Time and Tradition (full hour)

  • Description: The earliest of Mary’s apparitions can be traced back to the first century of the Church and have continued into modern times, inspiring the faithful to devotion to her and to a deeper love of Christ her son. We talk with Dr Robert Fastiggi about the development of Marian teachings throughout history and how they line up with Marian apparitions.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Robert Fastiggi
      Dr. Robert Fastiggi is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He's the author most recently of Virgin, Mother, Queen: Encountering Mary in Time and Tradition.
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    • Virgin, Mother, Queen: Encountering Mary in Time and Tradition

      The earliest of Mary’s apparitions can be traced back to the first century of the Church and have continued into modern times, inspiring the faithful to devotion to her and to a deeper love of Christ her son. In Virgin, Mother, Queen, popular radio and television host Michael O’Neill gathers fascinating details from Mary’s mystical appearances around the world. Robert Fastiggi, professor of systemic theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, answers questions about the historical and theological development of Marian teachings throughout Church history. The ten, Church-sanctioned apparitions and their corresponding titles of Mary are:

      • Virgin: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico, 1531)
      • Mediatrix of Grace: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Rue du Bac, France, 1830)
      • Mother of Sorrows: Our Lady of La Salette (France, 1846)
      • Immaculate, All-Holy: Our Lady of Lourdes (France, 1858)
      • Advocate: Our Lady of Hope (Pontmain, France, 1871)
      • Blessed: The Knock Apparition (Ireland, 1879)
      • Mother of the Church: Our Lady of the Rosary (Fatima, Portugal, 1917)
      • Queen of Heaven: The Virgin of the Golden Heart/Our Lady of Beuraing (Belgium, 1932)
      • Mother of Mercy: Virgin of the Poor/Our Lady of Banneaux (Belgium, 1933)
      • Mother of God: Our Lady of Sorrows/Our Lady of Kibeho (Rwanda, 1981)
      Virgin, Mother, Queen includes full-color illustrations and recounts in story and teaching why the apparitions and titles of Mary continue to be relevant today. Each chapter contains traditional prayers associated with these historic Marian shrines. (learn more)

    • Behold Your Mother – A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines

      From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants and too many Catholics don't understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives. In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes you through the Church s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone. Combining the best recent scholarship with a converts in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you'll find anywhere. He also shows how all the Marian doctrines are relevant even essential to a salvific faith in Jesus. From her divine maternity to her perpetual virginity, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption, the Church's core teachings about Mary are intertwined with the mysteries of Christ. In a word, Mary matters. Read Behold Your Mother and find out just how much. (learn more)

    • Rethinking Mary in the New Testament: What the Bible Tells Us about the Mother of the Messiah

      Scholars often have questioned how much the New Testament can tell us about the Mother of Jesus. After all, Mary appears only in a few accounts and speaks on limited occasions. Can Scripture really support the many Marian beliefs developed in the Church over time? In Rethinking Mary in the New Testament, Dr. Edward Sri shows that the Bible reveals more about Mary than is commonly appreciated. For when the Mother of Jesus does appear in Scripture, it's often in passages of great importance, steeped in the Jewish Scriptures, and packed with theological significance. This comprehensive work examines every key New Testament reference to Mary, addressing common questions along the way, such as:

      • What was Mary's life like before the Annunciation?
      • Is there biblical support for Mary's Immaculate Conception and Perpetual Virginity?
      • Does Scripture reveal Mary as our spiritual mother?
      • What does it mean for Mary to be "full of grace"?
      • How is Mary the "New Eve," "Ark of the Covenant," and "Queen Mother"?
      • Can Mary be identified with the "woman" in Revelation 12?
      Rethinking Mary in the New Testament offers a fresh, in-depth look at the Mother of Jesus in Scripture—one that helps us know Mary better and her role in God's plan. (learn more)

    • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

      “Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” –Bishop Robert Barron   Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments. Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant. (learn more)

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