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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Genesis 3:15; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Luke 1:42-45; Luke 2:34-35; Luke 2:41-52; John 19:25-27; Mark 28:20; John 1:43; Luke 8:20-21; 1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1;
When Pope Paul VI on November 21, 1964, closed the third session of the Second Vatican Council, which had approved the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, he did so with a prayer to the Virgin Mary.
He addressed her as "Mother of the Church. "When Pope John Paul II on October 11, 1992, concluded an apostolic constitution for the publication of a new Roman Catholic catechism, he did so with a prayer for the "powerful intercession" of the Virgin Mary. He addressed her as "Mother of the Incarnate Word and Mother of the Church. "
The parallels between these papal acts, separated by nearly 30years, are not simply coincidental. Roman Catholic Mariology continues today on a course that was set for it by Vatican II. The nature of that course, as it was charted by the Council fathers and as it has surfaced in church documents ever since, is the subject for examination and evaluation in this paper.
Mahsman, David, "Mariology in the Roman Catholic Magisterium since the Second Vatican Council" (1995). Master of Sacred Theology Seminar Papers. 13.
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