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Today, March 25 is the feast of the Incarnation.  It is time that the dogma of Mary as co-Redemptrix needs to be declared.  This would be the fifth dogma that honors Our Lady.  Now, even the Orthodox Church agrees.

Quote:  March 25, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Exactly nine months before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunication.

This feast sets in motion the salvation of mankind and the renewal of creation.

It is on this day that we see the role the Holy Virgin Mary has in our salvation.

It is today that is, as written in the hymn of the feast, “the crown of our salvation and the mystery hidden from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of a Virgin, and Gabriel announces the good tidings of grace.”

These good tidings are that mankind will be restored from the corruption of death.

As it is written about in the poetry of the Church, “Today the Son and Word of God, the Lord God, silently places Himself in the womb of the Virgin, desiring by his incarnation to deify man, the work of his hands, and to lead him back to the ancient paradise.”

It is with the cry of the Archangel Gabriel that we, too, greet the Virgin Mary.

For if not for her, all of this would not have taken place.

The mother of God is honored by the Orthodox Church because of her role in our salvation.

We ask her intercession in prayer because she is the mother of the King.

The hymn of the feast explains her place in the kingdom of heaven this way: “To you, O Birth-giver of God, victorious leader of triumphant hosts, we your servants offer hymns of thanksgiving, for you have delivered us from misfortune. In your invincible power, keep us from every peril, that we may cry to you: Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!”

So, the heck with the Protestants that decry the Catholic intention of declaring this dogma which will further divide and deepen the chasm that separates Catholics from Protestants.  Their hatred for Mary (for the simple resaon tht we give her undue honor and reverence) imperils greatly their salvation and they do not know that.  This dogma should be pushed through as with the four other dogmas, which more or less have already been somewhat accepted.

Also, the Nicene Creed in the vernacular should be conformed with the Latin Creed because there are two phrases in the English creed that border in heresy:  (1) "One in being with the Father" (which does not mean "Consubstantial" -- of the same substance) and  (2)  "...by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man."  -- this implies that Christ only "became man" the moment He was born, when the teaching is that Christ took Flesh the moment Mary's fiat was declared, "Be it done to me according to thy word."  This is the mystery of the Incarnation.

Et incarnátus est de Spíritu Sancto, Ex María Vírgine, et homo factus est. 




Agreed with the dogma declaration, but as to your other 2 points about changing the Nicene Creed, these were already done with the "new translation" that came before Advent.

Taken from the USCCB website:  http://old.usccb.org/romanmissal/samples-people.shtml
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

At last they're getting a few things back to the way they should be (including "for many" instead of "for all" during the Consecration).
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So, the heck with the Protestants that decry the Catholic intention of declaring this dogma which will further divide and deepen the chasm that separates Catholics from Protestants.  Their hatred for Mary (for the simple resaon tht we give her undue honor and reverence) imperils greatly their salvation and they do not know that.   [quote]

Wasn't it St Bernard of Clairvaux who said, 'Those who do not honour the Mother, will, without doubt end up dishonouring the Son'?