Posts Tagged ‘The Assumption’

The Assumption: What difference does the location of Mary’s body make?

Monday, August 16th, 2021
The Assumption

The Assumption matters because it reminds us, with almost embarrassing boldness, of the shocking materiality of Catholic belief in the afterlife—a facet of our faith that we’d often rather forget. Most of us learn something like this in catechism: At the end of our lives we will all be judged by God. Depending on the Read more

New Zealand Catholics re-dedicate the country to Mary

Monday, August 16th, 2021

A packed congregation, on the feast of the Assumption, joined most of the country’s bishops at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington to rededicate New Zealand to Mary. Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier and the early Marist fathers and brothers first dedicated the mission to New Zealand before they left France. Then, after arriving, in 1938 Read more