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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
INFALLIBLY PROCLAIMED DOGMA ON OUR BLESSED MOTHER FROM POPE FRANCIS THIS SUMMER? WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?
Crux is reporting this: Pope Francis proclaiming a dogma of Mary as Co-Redemptrix, Mediator of all Graces and Advocate (this summer).
Assigning Mary those titles has long been a cherished cause of some elements on the Catholic right, which perhaps makes Francis an unlikely pontiff to actually deliver. On the other hand, Francis has a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother, and, as a Latin American pastor, has a deep grasp of the centrality of Mary in traditional Catholic spirituality.
Moreover, proclaiming those Marian dogmas would also serve the political purpose of assuring the Catholic right that the pope isn’t hostile to them on principle - a point which might well do him some good in the present political climate inside the Church.