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August 15th, 2013

Mary in Two Minutes


Ever wonder what the big deal is with Catholics and the Virgin Mary? Do they worship her or just pray to her? What’s the Annunciation? What’s the Immaculate Conception? What’s the Assumption? All these questions and more answered in this short two (okay, three) minute video.

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  • Curry Russell

    As I have posted on many other discussions, I may as well start 2014 off with a bang. Mary and Joseph could not have been physically and spiritually married had they not consummated their marriage. Even by Old testament standards. 2ndly, the “Fact” that Mary was born without sin should have to be proven in Scripture. I mean if the Catholic church wanted to “ENFORCE” many of these ideas, they had the opportunity back when the councils were joined and the books were translated and separated the first few times. Busted Halo, you guys are some of my favorite radio and educational resources. But these ideas of Mary have no ground at all. Sure she was hand picked based on her blood line and the fact she was marrying into the blood line of David as well. The stage was set, she was “pre-destined” to be where God wanted her to be, but she was a NORMAL teen girl. Where does full of grace ever get translated as being “sinless”. Jesus needed a normal human birth, he was already wiping the sins of the world away anyway, The vessel didn’t matter other than Prophetic bloodline. Stop making the wonderful woman out to be any more than what she was, Jesus’ mother. She is not sitting at the right hand of God or Jesus. Protestants believe that scripture is all we need because the Catholic church has had a history of manipulating the masses and controlling faith and religion to manipulate the sheep. If you are reading this and haven’t done any research on your own church history, please take a few days to see how so many people were MURDERED for just reading and translating the word to English. How many people were killed for standing against indulgences. The church has a checkered past, and until the Light of the World is allowed to be the soul source of light, darkness will remain creeping in. God is a jealous God and wants your prayers alone. The veil was torn, go to him directly. OH and furthermore, The Rock Jesus was talking to Peter about was Jesus and the ministry he was founding through him self. Stop manipulating scripture for your own means! I do really enjoy your current Pope though! Hope to talk to you all someday soon!

  • Ivon LeBlanc

    I pray to Mary quite often. This video helps to explain why to others! Great job Busted Halo!!!

  • PWB

    Yeah I shared this on Facebook. It got absolutely nowhere with my Fundamentalist/Evangelical friends. Of course, the regular sola scriptura heresy accusations of “unbiblical”. Sad for them that they don’t realize that nowhere is it in the Bible nor never was it ever said that the Bible is the only authority. Oh well. I guess it’s fun and easy for them to take an intellectually lazy approach to Christianity.

    • robert

      Except that nearly everything we believe about Mary is supported by scripture, except for the Assumption and the Immaculate Conception. But even there, the Church supported the doctrine with scripture. The Rosary is complete scriptural. I am Episcopalian. There is no good reason why every Christian cannot revere Mary.

  • Lynn Anne L’Heureux

    Thank you so much. This is very well done. I am looking forward to using it with RCIA. It is the most asked question, Why Mary? Even some Catholics have difficulty understanding. I will use it with the youth group as well. Lynn

  • Judith

    Great video, clear and well made, but I have three questions…one, where in the bible does it say mary was born and lived without sin – surely that would have made her the Saviour? Two, Where does it say she never died and was taken to heaven? Three, how can she have been a virgin all her life…Jesus had younger brothers and sisters as recorded in the Bible :.Mark6:3. This teaching seems to disagree with the teaching in the Bible so I am a little confused.

    • Linda Dugan

      Judith, I hope someone with more knowledge will reply to you. I’ll tell you what I think but I am not an authority. That Mary was born and conceived without sin in the bible, when greeted by Elizabeth, she said “Hail, full of grace.” I’ve heard that this can be interpreted as being 100% grace, hence, no sin. Also, Revelation seems to imply that Mary was a woman who is not on par with any other woman. “clothed with the sun, a crown of stars”, Rev 12:1. The Bible does not say that Mary did not die and was taken into Heaven. Historians believe her bones would have been sought after and searched for, but also show they were never found. Both the Immaculate Conception and Assumption are dogmas of the Church, which were defined by Popes, who we believe are given by God the charism to do so. (Mt 28:18-20) Also, the bibie may not spell out these dogmas but it does not refute them, either. Regarding the brothers and sisters of Jesus, I have heard that cousins back then may also be called brothers. It has to do w/ the language, the interpretation, and the words are used in context. Catholics do not believe every word of the Bible should be taken literally. Example: “An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.” Different books were written as different genres as well.

      I hope someone else will comment on this. I will refer you to one book Hail, Holy Queen by Scott Hahn. I’m sure there are better resources as well.

  • Pat

    yow! this is awesome…I forwarded it to several friends who often ask me about my devotion to the Blessed Mother!…It’s also a succinct explanation about the Immaculate Conception…Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/theologyontap Theology on Tap

    who made the video. A two year old?

  • http://www.facebook.com/przedzienkowski Jim Przedzienkowski

    Nice and concise Needs wider distribution in the social media. You guys are doing a great job.

  • KAB

    This is great! I was hoping to show it at RCIA tonight since this is the week of the Immaculate Conception (I am an RCIA Director / DRE). I don’t have internet access in our meeting room, though. I was able to download the Advent in Two Minutes. Could you please make this one available for download also? Thank you!

    • http://bustedhalo.com/author/joe-williams Joe from Busted Halo

      Hi KAB – We’ve added a download link to the article. Feel free to download and show at RCIA. Happy Advent!

      • KAB

        Thanks so much! I showed it and it was very well received. Great job!

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