Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Fifth Marian dogma ?

William Bouguereau born 1825 - died 1905
La Vierge au Lys/ The Virgin of the Lilies. 1899
Oil on canvas
Private collection

Cardinal Telesphore Toppo (former president of the episcopal conference of India) and four other cardinals are asking the Pope to proclaim Mary "the Spiritual Mother of All Humanity, the co-redemptrix with Jesus the redeemer, mediatrix of all graces with Jesus the one mediator, and advocate with Jesus Christ on behalf of the human race."

Zenit presents a Q and A session with the Cardinal. In particular he stresses the commitment of many bishops and archbishops worldwide to the promulgation of the new dogma.