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MARIAN APOLOGETICS SITES: GENERAL

Theotokos Icon Mary Menu (From EWTN)
Mary: Holy Mother, by Scott Hahn (transcript of tape)
Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Scriptural Catholicism: Mary.
Is There a Byzantine Mariology? by Bro. John Samaha.
The Key to Understanding Mary
In Defense of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Catholic Doctrinal Concordance: Mary.
Catholic Marian Doctrines: A Brief Biblical Primer
Mary, the Mother of God: Where it all Begins

MARY: NEW EVE AND ARK OF THE COVENANT

(See also the section on Mary's Role in the Redemption below)
Mary: Sinless Eve.
Mary, the New Eve -by John Paul II (9/18/96)
Mary, the Ark of the Covenant (tape transcript)
Mary the Ark of the Covenant in the Gospel of St. Luke

MOTHER OF GOD

Theotokos
Mother of God
Mary, Mother of God (EWTN)
Mary: Mother of God (CA-Fathers Know Best).
Mary is the Mother of God
How Can Mary Be the Mother of God?
Mary: Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church (from Catechism)

OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER

Eternal Mother.
Mary, Our Mother. By Fr. William Most (EWTN)
Mother of All Christians
Mary as Our Heavenly Mother
Mary has a Spiritual, Universal Motherhood

MARY'S SINLESSNESS

Full of Grace
Full of Grace By Fr. William Most
The Sinless Saint
Mary and Romans 3:28
The Immaculate Conception.
The Immaculate Conception. by Rev Charles Dickson, a Lutheran Pastor.
Mary's Freedom from the Fall
The Immaculate Conception of Mary.
Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Hail Mary. Explains the meaning of "Full of Grace".
St Albert the Great and the Conception of Mary
The Immaculate Conception: History of the Doctrine
Orthodoxy and the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception
Refuting James White's Attack on the Immaculate Conception
The Immaculate Conception of Mary: What is it? Is it necessary?

Catholic Quick Questions on the Immaculate Conception
If Mary is sinless why couldn't she die for us?
If Mary is sinless why did she need the purification in the Temple?

PERPETUAL VIRGINITY OF MARY

James, Joseph, and the "Brother of Jesus" (about the "James Ossuary")
Ossuary was Genuine, Inscription was Faked (by an expert on ancient scripts)

Mary: Ever Virgin
He's an Only Child
Brethren of the Lord
Mary's Perpetual Virginity
Mary's Perpetual Virginity by Jim Seghers.
Mary: Virgin and Ever Virgin.
Full of Grace and Perpetual Virgin.
Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary (Against Helvidius) by Saint Jerome.
A Refutation of Matt Slick's Attack on Mary's Perpetual Virginity

ASSUMPTION AND QUEENSHIP

The Assumption. (EWTN)
The Assumption of Mary
The Assumption of Mary.
The "Woman" of Revelation 12
The Woman in Revelation 12 and Mary
Mary, Assumption into Heaven by Jim Seghers.
Immaculate Conception and Assumption (CA)
History of the Doctrine of the Assumption
Her Assumption Befits the Mother of God
Mary's Assumption: Irrelevant and Irreverent?

Mary's Queenship (EWTN)
Mary, Queen of Heaven. (SJM) Biblical proof of Mary's queenship!
Kingship of Christ, Queenship of Mary in Scripture.

MARY'S INTERCESSION

Faithful Intercessor.
Mary as Mediatrix, by Father William Saunders
Mediatrix of all Graces. (EWTN)
What does "Mediatrix" mean?
Church Teaching on Mary as Mediatrix. (EWTN)
How can Mary be Mediatrix if Jesus is the one Mediator?
Dialogue on the Immaculate Conception and Mary as Mediatrix

MARY'S ROLE IN THE REDEMPTION EXPLAINED

Note: This is a very complicated and controversial topic, with much debate on matters of theology and terminology, particularly the term "Coredemptrix". This Marian title is widely misunderstood (contrary to a recent Newsweek article, it does not make Mary equal to Jesus or a member of the Godhead!) The following articles reflect the various sides of this controversy. While reading them, please bear in mind that Mother Church has not yet officially declared that Mary is the "Coredemptrix"; these articles primarily aim at defining terms and explaining/clarifying the discussion.

Co-redemptrix.
Mary's Cooperation in the Redemption. by Fr. William Most (EWTN)
Mary Coredemptrix in Sacred Scripture
Mary's Part in Salvation and her Intercession.
Mary's Co-redemption: Will there be a new dogma soon?
Defense of the Church's Teaching on Mary (CoRedemptrix)
Prospective Definition of the Marian Doctrine, Coredemptrix
Church Teachings on Mary's Cooperation in the Redemption of Mankind.
Response to a Statement of the Pontifical Commission on Mary Coredemptrix by Mark Miravalle, STD.

DEVOTION TO MARY

Saint Worship?
Praying to the Saints
Mary, Why Honor Her?
Why Have Devotion to Mary
Defending Veneration of Saints.
Did Jesus Renounce His Mother?
Devotion to Our Lady and the Saints. by Father William Most
Mary and Tradition: Offensive to God?
Understanding Catholic Devotion to Mary, by Thomas Merton.
Do Catholics Really Worship the Virgin Mary?
Virgin and Statue Worship Quizzes to a Street Preacher.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Does Jesus dishonor Mary by calling her "Woman"?
Why isn't there more Marian devotion in Paul's epistles?
Does Jesus dishonor Mary in his response to "Blessed is the womb..."
Aren't the images of Mary with the baby Jesus taken from pagan representations of goddesses with children?
Are we worshiping the Babylonian goddess Ishtar when we honor Mary as "Queen of Heaven" (Jeremiah 44)?

APPARITIONS AND SPECIFIC DEVOTIONS

Private Revelation
Apparitions of Mary.
Are Apparitions Even Possible?
Evaluating Apparitions - Use Caution!
Catholic Encyclopedia: Visions and Apparitions
"What should my attitude be toward the various Marian apparitions?"
"A woman in my prayer group claims that the Marian apparitions must be from God because 'the devil would never do anything which would draw people closer to God'."

Prayers Prayers to Mary analyzed Biblically!
The Rosary
Is the Rosary Biblical?
Private Devotions to Mary: The Rosary.
The Crowning of Mary. About May crownings.
Marian Devotions and Apparitions.
Devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. (EWTN)
The Brown Scapular. (EWTN)
Is the Brown Scapular an "assurance of salvation"?

MARY AND PROTESTANTISM

Column: Mary by James Hitchcock
Luther on Mary.
Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary.
Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary (Same title yet different article)
Three Protestant Reformers Write on Mary.
The Place of Mary in Classical Fundamentalism.
Mary, the Bridge to Christian Unity. By Rev. Charles Dickson, a Lutheran pastor.
Why Is Mary Crying? A page-by-page refutation of an anti-Catholic tract!
Answer to an Anti-Catholic Tract: The Virgin Mary (BK)

MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

Further Defense of Mary
The Patristic Praise of Mary. (EWTN)
Visual Evidence of Early Christian Belief
Frequently Asked Questions about Mary. Note: the server is often slow, but if you get through this is pretty good.
Catholic Online Marian Pages

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