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Avery Cardinal Dulles

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228621

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228621.001.0001

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Mary at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Mary at the Dawn of the New Millennium

November 19, 1997

(p.248) 18 Mary at the Dawn of the New Millennium
Church and Society

Avery Cardinal Dulles

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the heritage of Mary, looking largely at the points of John Paul II. For John Paul II, Mary was the primary patroness of the advent of the new millennium. As the mother of Christ she is preeminently an advent figure—the morning star announcing the rising of the Sun of Righteousness. Mary holds a secure place as the greatest of the saints, conceived and born without original sin and free from actual sin at any point in her life. The key term that unifies the pope's Mariology is that of motherhood. Mary is the mother of the Redeemer, mother of divine grace, mother of the Church. As the last millennium drew to a close, certain groups of Catholics pressed for new dogmatic definitions officially conferring upon Mary the titles “coredemptrix”, “mediatrix of all graces”, and “advocate of the people of God”.

Keywords:   coredemptrix, mediatrix, Mary, John Paul II, motherhood

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