The first thing to note about the “Hail Mary” is that it comes right out of Scripture.
Author Archives: Dr. Andrew Swafford
While many in contemporary culture see faith as simply a blind emotional impulse, In his theological classic Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis describes it as a rational virtue.
There are a series of parallels between the Angel Gabriel’s visit to Zechariah and his visit to Mary, all of which allude to an important aspect of faith.
“Only the person can feel shame because only the person by his nature may not be an object of use.”
Love, as a theological virtue, is the virtue by which we love God for his own sake and we love others for the sake of God. . .
Man is made ultimately for love; in making a gift of himself in love, man truly finds himself—truly finds the happiness for which his heart longs
While it may seem obvious to a Catholic that the Woman in Revelation 12 refers to Mary, there are reasons why some scholars see not Mary, but an image of Israel or the Church.