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May 1st, 2015

Mary in Two Minutes

 
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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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  • Michael S Clifford

    P.S. Believe me, I don’t take your word for anything. Look at what the Scriptures say.

    Name one documented sin committed by Mary in the Bible. Jesus, Mary, and newborns were not thought of when the writers mentioned sinners.

    It says “he knew her not until after He was born” (Saint Matthew 1:25). Nowhere does the Bible even hint of Mary having sexual intercourse. That’d be adultery because she’s spiritually espoused to the Holy Spirit. Saint Joseph was charged with Mary’s purity.

    James, Simon, and Judas Iscariot were Jesus’s apostles and, along with Joseph, children of Mary of Magdalene and her husband Cleophas.
    All you showed was that Mary isn’t God. That doesn’t prove Mary sinful. Nice try.

    • anotherstrongopinion

      wow, really interesting. i don’t think you have ever read the scriptures. if you are a true catholic, as you profess to be, you have sat in the pew and waited for the priest to spoon feed you whatever the catholic church wants you to know. they have cherry picked bits and pieces of the scriptures but never offered you an overview.

      i find it highly ironic that you accuse protestants of manipulating scriptures and taking them out of context. our ministers encourage us to read the scriptures and question anything that does not make sense to us.

      religion aside, BASIC reading comprehension skills: he knew her not UNTIL he was born. an elementary school student could figure that out. he did not have relations with her until AFTER christ was born. if he never had relations with her, as you say he did not, it would say, he knew her not. period. you don’t have to be religious to figure that out. you just have to understand english. maybe english is not your first language. if that is the case, then i apologize.

      nothing that you have said has been the slightest bit convincing. your arguments are weak and inconclusive.

      if mary was human, she was imperfect. i am kind of surprised that you would argue that point, but then you have argued much weaker ones. she acknowledged that she needed a savior. christ acknowledged that she needed him just like everybody else.

      it doesn’t take a theologian to figure out that if mary was without sin, she wouldn’t need redemption and that basically nullifies a great deal of the new testament. “all have sinned.” not “all BUT MARY have sinned.”

      i have always felt compassion for catholics because they are kept in the dark in so many ways. manipulated and fearful.

      incidentally, one of the reasons why the protestant church exists is because of the total corruption that was present in the catholic church. popes with illegitimate children, offering salvation for a dollar amount. as if salvation was theirs to grant.

      i guess there is nothing more to say since you have done nothing except convince me that i am right.

      good luck.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Oh, I’ve read the Scriptures before, but I don’t think you’ve ever really read the Scriptures without cherrypicking from it. How hypocritical of you to accuse me of waiting to be spoon-fed whatever the Catholic Church wants me to know, and cherrypicking bits and pieces of the Scriptures, but never offering you an overview when, if you’re a true Protestant, as you profess to be, you’ve been spoon-fed you whatever the Protestant “Church” wants you to “know”, they have cherrypicked bits and pieces of the Scriptures that they like teach you false manmade doctrines with it.
        I flat-out called you out for manipulating Scriptures and taking them out of context. At the Mass, most of liturgy is taken from the Psalms, with a reading from one of the epistles (usually one from Apostle Saint Paul) and the Gospel. Just as you claim yours do, our pastors encourage us to read the Scriptures and question anything that does not make sense to us.

        Idk what “translation” you used, but you misquoted (Saint Matthew 1:25), and I corrected you. “And he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His Name Jesus.” (‭Saint Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭25‬ Douay-Rheims Version). “And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His Name Jesus.” (‭Saint Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭25‬ King James Version). He did not have relations with her PERIOD. You don’t have to be religious to figure that out. You just have to understand English. My English is perfect. Idk if that’s true about yours. Maybe English is not your first language. If that’s the case, then I apologize. Nothing that you have said has been the slightest bit convincing. Your arguments are weak, inconclusive, and redundant.
        If you truly believed in God, you’d know that He can make anyone He wants immune from sin. Mary was human, but she was perfect. She had to be. Otherwise, her Son would’ve been tainted with sin too. There goes the spotless Lord of God. Mary’s savior saved her from being tainted. I’m kind of surprised that you keep arguing that point, but, then again, you keep arguing much weaker and more redundant “points”.

        It doesn’t take a theologian to figure out that, sense Mary was without sin, she didn’t need redemption, and that it doesn’t nullify any of the New Testament. I dare you to say Apostle Saint Paul meant “including Jesus” in saying “all have sinned” (Saint Paul to the Romans 3:23). What? He didn’t? So there’s an exception? Well, if there’s one exception, what’s to stop there from being more?

        I’ve always felt sorry for Protestants, because you’re kept in the dark in many ways. You’ve done nothing to refute the “dumb Protestant” stereotype.

        I’m well-aware that there was some corruption going on in the Catholic Church. That goes all the way back to when Judas betrayed Jesus. I’ve never heard the “popes with illegitimate children” myth before, but priests can’t have children.

        I guess there’s nothing more to say since you’ve done nothing but knowing resist the Truth, strip yourself of the right to be called a Christian, earn the right to be formally called a heretic, and convince me even more that I’m right.

        You’ll need all the prayers you can get (Saint James 5:16, Apocalypse 5:8).

      • anotherstrongopinion

        the protestant church does not pick and choose what we are told. on the contrary, we are encouraged to read and study the scriptures ourselves and the scriptures are used in the sermons. furthermore, if we question or doubt something or we think that there is an inconsistency, we are encouraged to speak out about it and free to go to the clergy to discuss it. i know for a fact that is not the case in the catholic church. my mom was a devout catholic the first half of her life. when she mentioned something that she had read in the bible to her priest, she was told that it was not necessary for her to read and study the bible. the priest would do that and pass along the information to the church. yikes.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Oh yes the Protestant “Church” does pick-and-choose. It was founded by pick-and-choose “Christians”. We’re also encouraged to read and study the Scriptures ourselves, and the Scriptures are used in our homilies. Furthermore, if we question, or doubt something, or think that there’s an inconsistency, we’re also encouraged to speak out about it and go to the our pastors to discuss it. Your mom’s priest needs to be relieved of his holy orders for contradicting Church teaching. Did she go to a Novus Ordo “Mass” church by any chance? If so, that explains a lot. She should’ve been going to a Tridentine Mass church. The Novus Ordo “Mass” churches contradict Church teaching. The Second Vatican Council contradicts the Church herself. The liberals hijacked the Second Vatican Council, tossed out the original documents, and replaced them with once meant to appease Protestants and Muslims alike. They contain a lot of Truth, but a drop of poison is all it takes to ruin a glass of water. That’s why Pope Benedict XVI declared it not dogma. A dogma is a devine revelation from the Holy Spirit to the pope to give to the Church. If a pope is to speak infallably, that is, speak, using ex catherda, under the Holy Spirit’s protection from err (Saint John 14:26, 15:26, 16:12-15), he must be speaking, not from his own person, but with the full authority of his papacy, he must be teaching a doctrine on faith and morals, and his declaration must be binding on the whole Church. God cannot contradict Himself.

  • Lunae Ara

    mary is just a frigid uterus. used as a cow. god (the father, of course) fertilezed her. Christians believe in a phallic god born only as male. the woman is just used as a cow. this was mary’s status. and what a disgusting thing, the idolatry of a little piece of dry skin (hymen)… because mary is celebrated only for her hymen, not her clito, not her brain. only for a piece of skin who makes close her vagina.
    disgusting wicked cult/worshipping of this disgusting monkey fertilezed by a phallic god for giving born to a male-god on earth. this is christianity, and adoration of a frigid hymen and of a divine penis (in the person of jesus)

    • Michael S Clifford

      You must be one of those “tolerant” people on the left. You obviously didn’t watch the clip and don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

  • Michael S Clifford

    I doubt that most of you even watched video while, as a Roman Catholic Christian, I indeed share many concerns brought up on this page (Exodus 20:1-5, Leviticus 26:1)!

  • Michael S Clifford

    I doubt that most of you even watched the video.

  • Polycarp13

    The Mother of God is a mere creature. Therefore the worship of “latria” is not due to her.
    I answer that, Since “LATRIA” ( Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic theology to mean adoration, a reverence directed only to the Holy Trinity. Latria carries an emphasis on the internal form of worship, rather than external ceremonies). is due to God alone, it is not due to a creature so far as we venerate a creature for its own sake. For though insensible creatures are not capable of being venerated for their own sake, yet the RATIONAL creature is capable of being venerated for its own sake. Consequently the worship of “latria” is NOT due to any mere rational creature for its own
    sake. Since, therefore, the Blessed Virgin is a mere rational creature, the worship of “latria” is NOT due to her, but only that of “DULIA”( in Roman Catholic theology, the reverence accorded to saints and
    angels): but in a HIGHER DEGREE than to other creatures, inasmuch as she IS THE Mother of God. For this reason we say that not any kind of “dulia” is due to her, BUT “hyperdulia.”
    (The chief ones are dulia, hyperdulia, and latria. Dulia is a Greek term meaning the veneration or homage, DIFFERENT in nature and degree from that given to God, that IS paid to the saints. It includes,
    for example, HONORING the saints and seeking their INTERCESSION with God). St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Jorge Antonio Urbina

    Mary was the surrogate mother of Jesus. She was the first to conceive through in vitro fertilization. Remember what Jesus told the disciples, no one can come to the Father unless they come through Him.
    John 14:5-6
    5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    John 19:26-27
    26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

    Exodus 20:3-6
    3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    • Michael S Clifford

      How did Jesus come to us? Through Mary. If you cut out Mary, you dishonor Jesus.

      • Cole J. Banning

        And Mary came to us through Saint Anne, and so on all the way back to Mother Eve.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Mary, unlike her ancestors after Eve, was conceived and born without the original sin. It’d have been sacrilege for Jesus, being the Son and Incarnation of God, to be born of a woman tainted by sin. Mary was created by God for the sole purpose of bearing Him. She could’ve said no, but then God, knowing all things, which includes the future, wouldn’t have wasted His power in preserving Mary from the original sin or wasted Saint Gabriel the Archangel’s time by sending him to her only for her to say no.

      • Lunae Ara

        so, she was just an uterus. like a pregnant cow for the fetus of Christ. This is all her status? the pregnat womb? well, hail mary, the pregnant womb and the closed… you’re really a great woman… really…

        A REAL WOMAN IS NOT ONLY A WOMB.
        women are much more.

        Please, don’t pray for me. I want to burn in hell. your phallic god is disgusting, for me. so I prefer Satan. he’s more female-friendly ^.^ in fact, satanist men are gentleman, and of course, in Satan’s church women are high priestesses. so, don’t pray for me, I really hate your male-god and his pregnant slave. I think women are not pregnant cows for males fetus. sorry. I am not a mary, the servant of the fertilizing god. I prefer being a Witch, and adoring Goddesses. and, if your christian hell exists really, I prefer going here ^.^
        Now I am going to listening some good Black Metal. When I speak with a christian man, I need to listen some Black Metal bands, for example Marduk and their best song, “slay the naz…” or some italian Black Metal, for example Vaffanculo cristo, or Castro cristo, or Ti fotto maria, or Porcodio. ^.^
        have a really good day :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        Your bitterness and ignorance shows more with each comment. No where did the Church teach Mary be no more than a womb. Satanist “men” are far from being gentlemen like. Satan can incarnate himself too. Look at the likes of Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, Muhammad, Barack Obama, Adolf Hitler, et cetera.

      • Lunae Ara

        the ignorant are you, you never read a page taken from thomas aquinas (do you understand? CATHOLIC THEOLOGY? have you ever studied it? I suppose, no, you never read a page about catholic theology; theologians themselves spoke about a dry and passive uterus of mary, the slave of god fertilizing her: aquinas, damascenus, augustine, ambrose bishop, von balthasar, luigi faccenda, jean guitton…)
        mary is just a womb, without sexual pleasure: this is called misoginy and sexual phobia.
        it’s your trouble, as religion, not mine: I have my sexual delight ^.^ as a Neo Pagan Woman. mary, as a frigid slave hasn’t got no sexual pleasure; her womb must be dry, for the “great marvel god christ with masculine body”… she call hersef as a “servant of the Lord”, ancilla domini… so, praise the slave and her fertilized womb. I am a woman, more powerful and smart than a fertilized marian uterus used for the fertilization, like an animal.

      • Michael S Clifford

        I’m well aware of the writings of Doctor Saint Thomas Aquinas. I’m also well-aware of neopagans like yourself purposely taking Catholic dogma out of context. Mary did not need sexual pleasure. The main point of sex is procreation, not pleasure alone. The Church is the Bride of Christ. Many of our saints are woman (Saints Mary, Mary of Magdalene, Mary of Bethany, Esther, Judith, Monica, Joan of Arc, Catherine of Aragon, and many more). Read the Quran if you want real misogyny. You’re the weak, bitter, and ignorant one, and I pity you. Have a nice life.

      • Lunae Ara

        the real misoginy is adoring a god born with a penis and a infibulated frigid woman who gave birth to this phallic marvel.
        yeah, islam is a dirty religion too. like judaism and christianity.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You must have no clue what the word “misogyny” means. The word “misogyny” means “hatred of woman”. You’d know that if you were even a piece of a fraction as smart as you’re trying to make yourself sound. Judeo-Christianity doesn’t fit that category. Islam does. It’s a perversion of Judeo-Christianity and paganism put together.

      • Lunae Ara

        you adore a male god, christ, born with penis. so you can say: the penis is the sex of god. you see the god as a father, fertilizing an uterus. this is a phallocratis teocracy. jesus, in the gospel, used women to kiss and suck his feets. this is a sado-masochism perversion. christianity has the idolatry of the phallus of the god. so you adore a god born ONLY AS A MAN, NOT AS A WOMAN, TOO.
        i find jesus misoginous and racist, too.
        god did not want to born as a woman. but he did not want to born as a african or inuit man. so this is racism.
        your god is disgusting in his scorn against females and against other races. Well, I AM A WOMAN, AND I AM NOT A SEMITIC MAN: SO I DON’T NEED A GOD BORN ONLY AS SEMITIC MALE.

      • Michael S Clifford

        The woman kissed Jesus’ feet because He did not condemn her for adultery. He forgave her sins instead. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. So what Jesus isn’t black? He isn’t white either. He’s Hebrew. The “racism” and “sexism” cards are such a cliche. I don’t need you on here trying to lead other souls to damnation along with you. Go somewhere you’re welcome. This isn’t one of the places. Go talk to someone who cares what you think. I’m not one of those someones.

      • Lunae Ara

        the woman made a blow job with the jesus’ feet!
        oh yeah oh yeah, baby, suck and lick, like my BDSM slave.

        p.s the slave women with masters, suck and kiss their feet too. go on google images and watch “foot worshipper”, it’s a sort of feticism.
        Well, that woman was a great sucker. I am sure: jesus loved her tongue. oh, soooooooooo much!!!!!

      • Michael S Clifford

        It just hit me that, because we live in twisted times now, people now have a twisted idea of old traditional customs. How many times has a servant bowed down to a king’s/queen’s feet and kissed them? Well Jesus is the King of kings, and the Lord of lords (Apocalypse 17:14, 19:16), the first, and the last, the alpha, and the omega (Apocalypse 20:12). Get the Latin Vulgate, the English Douay-Rheims Version, and the English Catholic Public Domain Version. A copy of the Roman Catechism: the Catechism of the Council of Trent, the Penny Catechism, and the Baltimore Catechism will help too. Also helpful will be the Third Edition Comprehensive Volume of World History (1932), written by William J Duiker and Jackson J Spielvogel, well before liberalism started to run amuck in the United States.

      • Lunae Ara

        he was a fetish master BDSM. oh, he really loved the “public sinner” who sucked his smelly feets :) He was a tongue gourmet. He really loved slave women’s tongues :) so hot, and wet on her dry feet :)
        you forget saying: hail the male god, like Rocco Siffredi. our italian example of male :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        *roll my eyes*

      • Michael S Clifford

        The woman kissed Jesus’ feet because He did not condemn her for adultery. He forgave her sins instead. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. So what Jesus isn’t black? He isn’t white either. He’s Hebrew. The “racism” and “sexism” cards are such a cliche. I don’t need you on here trying to lead other souls to damnation along with you. Go somewhere you’re welcome. This isn’t one of the places. Go talk to someone who cares what you think. I’m not one of those someones.

      • Michael S Clifford

        The woman kissed Jesus’ feet because He did not condemn her for adultery. He forgave her sins instead. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. So what Jesus isn’t black? He isn’t white either. He’s Hebrew. The “racism” and “sexism” cards are such a cliche. I don’t need you on here trying to lead other souls to damnation along with you. Go somewhere you’re welcome. This isn’t one of the places. Go talk to someone who cares what you think. I’m not one of those someones.

      • Lunae Ara

        by the way, I am happy seeing that a popular shop of sex toys made a doll with mary’s image and look. and I am happy thinking that males can enoy with the mary plastic doll :) and I am happy thinking that mary’s doll can enjoy herself, after 2000 years of chastity and dry hymen with the men who open her :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        By the way, I’m not surprised that sick men would make a sex doll modeled after a woman of such purity. If you want to go to Hell, as un-Christ-like as it is, good riddance to bad rubbish.

      • Lunae Ara

        yeah, you’re right. :) I wanna go to hell. christ is disgusting, for me, I am a woman, don’t need the male-saviour born with the penis :)
        so I deny jesus christ. and I love listening Black Metal bands: Marduk, Porcodio, Gesuticastro, Mariatifotto, and a lots of others bands :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        Well, if you want to go to Hell, good riddance. I don’t need you on here trying to lead other souls to damnation along with you. Go somewhere you’re welcome. This isn’t one of the places. Go talk to someone who cares what you think. I’m not one of those someones.

      • Lunae Ara

        porco dio, che bella parolina, taglio il cazzo a cristo, lo smembro per bene, sto coglione putrefatto su una croce, ancora di più ^.^ e poi fotto sua madre, la svergino per bene, ‘sta troia del paradiso, la mignottona celeste ^.^ ma quanto gode sul cazzo del diavolone che se la incula mentre taglia i coglioni a gesù cristo, oh yeah oh yeah
        a typical italian prayer :) reply it when you are going to pray, it’s wonderful :)

      • Lunae Ara

        by the way, my fav phallic god with penis is the Afro God Shango, God of Thunder and Manhood. He is better than jesus. I suppose that Shango has got the Manhood bigger than jesus. He’s my fav male God, but I love Shiva too. Shiva is cuter than jesus. and – oh – like Shango, Shiva has got a big, big Manhood. But Shango is over all, I suppose. In Italy our classic Manhood God is Priapus. and Rocco, of course. I suppose italian women prefer Rocco instead jesus :)
        What a pity that thomas aquinas did not write a quaestio about jesus’

        centimeters. It’s really important make a rank with the name of the number one Male God of the universe. Well, I’ll vote for Shango. He’s really horny, like Lenny Kravitz.
        :) Hail Shango! Real Male God! better than jesus! the small, small, small, and flabby, flabby, flabby manhood ^.^

      • Michael S Clifford

        Well, goes somewhere else and practice your idolatry.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Well, if you want to go to Hell, good riddance. I don’t need you on here trying to lead other souls to damnation along with you. Go somewhere you’re welcome. This isn’t one of the places. Go talk to someone who cares what you think. I’m not one of those someones.

      • Michael S Clifford

        And no one said anything about bearing the Incarnation of God being her only role. She’s a mediatrix of God’s graces too. Christ is true God, true man, the second person of the Most Holy Trinity, Who, along with the Father, the first person of the Most Holy Trinity, and the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Most Holy Trinity, are the triune God, three persons in one God. Mary gives our prayers to Christ, and Christ gives them to His Father.

      • Lunae Ara

        yeah. so you adore a god born with a penis. like Priapus. or Shiva. or Zeus. all male gods, with penis. like jesus. the male god who chose to born as only a male, not as a female too.
        sorry, I don’t need a phallic god. a phallic god is ok for you, male like him, I am a female and I am not masochist ^.^ so I don’t need a male-saviour.

      • Lunae Ara

        Now I am going to bed, dear Christian male. I have worked hard in witchery and witchery’s study, all the day.
        but before sleeping, I’ll touch myself there, thinking about my Sacred Yoni and about Female Goddesses full of Power like Kali or Lilith. Kali should trample on Her Mighty Feet your jesus’ flabby body. in fact jesus is able only hanging from a piece of wood… Kali is full of Power. Real Power. and of course Lilith has got a Powerful Clito, not the mary’s atrophied clito :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        Well, go somewhere else and practice your witchcraft! Keep it the hell away from me! I hate magic!

      • Lunae Ara

        yes I make voodoo dolls with the image of Jesus Christ , then I cut all the doll, where there is the penis, I like to do black magic against him ^.^ so he can suffer again.
        by the way, as I said, Shango is better than jesus. jesus is a flabby manhood. I think you should change the male god you adore: Shango is better :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        I think it’s long past time you leave me alone and start minding your own business!

      • Michael S Clifford

        The difference is Mary’s ancestors didn’t give birth to the Incarnation of God. She did. Mary had to be a sinless virgin to even be worthy of bearing the Messiah. It would be sacrilege had the Mother of the Incarnation of God been tainted by sin. Jesus’ “brothers”, as the Pharisees called them, did not have the same parents as Him just as my brothers don’t have the same parents as me. None of Jesus’ “brothers” were entrusted with the care of His mother. Apostle Saint John was. That would’ve been a huge insult to the family. Jesus being God would never insult anyone. That’s why we need the Church and her bishops and pastors guided by the Holy Spirit to tell us when to take the Bible literally or figuratively or symbolically.

      • Lunae Ara

        already , a common and filthy female could not give birth to the great marvel , the male god who is worthy to be born in the world … a cow had to be purified to the best to bring the Christ within herself … otherwise it would have defiled .
        what a great role to mary … the uterus disinfected from sin , to give birth to a male fetus considered god… what an idolatry of the phallus and the scorn against real woman. Well I have not a dry hymen and I am not impure. Mary is just the wicked fantasy of sick men like Aquinas, and their hate against real women.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Are you a Muslim? You sound like one. Obviously you didn’t watch the video. Or you’re just one evil woman. I pray for you and ask Mary, the coronated Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the angels, and the saints, to pray for you too.

      • Lunae Ara

        I am a NEO PAGAN. I adore GODDESSES. REAL GODDESSES. not weak frigid slave of the phallic god the father who fertilized her womb

      • Michael S Clifford

        There’s no such thing as a goddess. No catholic has ever adored Mary. We just respect her as the greatest of God’s creatures. You sound like you’re just bitter because you’re not full of grace as she is.

      • Lunae Ara

        I am full of sexual pleasure, you know, I have a clito. mary loved being infibulated with her clito dry and unused ^.^ her only role was the fertile womb and ovaries ready to receive the seed of God that fertilized her, like a male fertilizing a cow. because your god is “the father” and the father fertilizes. so, you adore a phallic god, like Priapus. Please, go on google images and see the images of Priapus. He is the God for males, such as the christian god. and, I repeat: I am a Woman. I don’t need christianity ^.^

      • Michael S Clifford

        Sexual pleasure is not grace. Priapus is just your version of Allah of the Kaaba at Mecca. Please, go somewhere else. I don’t need paganism.

      • Lunae Ara

        christ has got a penis, like Priapus. they are the same things. I don’t need a god born with a penis in Palestine/Nazareth. I am a woman.
        so you adore a woman used like a cow and without sexual pleasure in her vagina. a real woman has got sexual pleasure. this is a fact. I have sex for my pleasure, not for being used as a mary, as a pregnant cow.
        so, mary without pleasure is like a mutilated woman from Africa: mutilation of female genitals, infibulation. so, this “woman” called mary has never got sexual pleasure. she is frigid or infibulated. well, the rest of woman have got sexual pleasure. and if you don’t know this, you are in ignorant :) reading a book of female ginecology, maybe you’ll understand what a clito is :) mary has got not a clito, she is without her clito; god the father only created her uterus for the fetus and the hymen, for her frigidity :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        Jesus never mated. That’s not what He became Incarnated for. We only
        venerate Mary. We don’t adore her. We don’t worship her. Get that through your head. Pleasure is just a benefit of sex. You seem mad that Mary’s pure, and you’re no more than a home for penises, so you resort to insulting her to make yourself feel better, which is actually pathetic when you stop to think about it, assuming of course you can think. How would you know if Mary has a clitoris? You’re sick!

      • Lunae Ara

        Mary did not use her clitoris, according with your theology. using clitoris is have sexual pleasure without being pregnant. so, mary did not use her clito. maybe god the father did not create the mary’s clito. this should be very sinful, I suppose.
        hail mary, the ovaries pregnant! hail mary the dry hymen! hail mary, breast used only for the male’s sucking. hail mary! the infibulated woman slave of the fertilizator god the father with his sperm! hail mary the pregnant uterus! you are just a vase, ready to be pregnant with God’s seed! :)

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Lunae Ara

        so, REPLY TO THIS QUESTION: why your god is not born AS A WOMAN, TOO? after being born as a male. Reply to this question. And I’ll become christian. if you can EXACTLY EXPLAIN why your god “genderless” BUT called-himself-the-father, but, of course!!!, “genderless”, HAS CHOSEN TO BORN AS ONLY A MALE WITH PENIS. explain why your god chosen the penis. explain why he is not born with a female body. explain if, ACCORDING TO SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS’ THEOLOGY, speaking about the masculine form of god is talking about the SUPERIORITY AND SUPREMACY OF THE MALE ON THE WOMAN (mas occasionatus/malformed man, TALKING WITH AQUINAS’ WORDS…), AS SAINT PAUL WROTE, too. “VIR EST CAPUT MULIERIS”, IN LATIN, IN THEOLOGY, THE MAN IS THE MASTER OF THE FEMALE.

        EXPLAIN WHY A WOMAN NOT MASOCHIST MUST BE THE BRAINLESS SLAVE OF THIS PHALLIC GOD WITHOUT FEMALE BODY. explain and reply to these questions, and I’ll be christian.

        P.s Not only Thomas Aquinas I have read (Honey, th FULL OPERAS ^.^ ) but MARY DALY TOO. try to reply to these questions. and I’ll reply too, with the REAL REASONS, TAKEN FROM BIBLE AND CATHOLIC THEOLOGY, why your god chosen the penis, for his incarnation.

      • Michael S Clifford

        There’s no “superiority of the man over the woman”. The reason why the man is the head of the woman is because God made Adam first, then Eve. Adam’s job was to protect Eve from Satan’s deception. He failed, she ate first, he ate after her, and, as a result, he inherited full responsibility for the original sin, which all man, and woman inherit from their fathers, at birth. Remember what we learned in biology? All genetic problems are inherited from the biological father. A man caused the original sin, so God became man to free mankind (meaning men, women, children, and babies). He needed a graceful woman to do chose to be His Mother. Mary is very smart. Jesus was obedient to His Mother, one of His own creatures, for the first thirty years of His Earthly life before He began His public ministry.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        You said Mary did have a clitoris. How would you know? Having a clitoris, and using it, are two different things. You suppose wrong about it being sinful for God to give Mary a clitoris. God the Father is spirit, therefore genderless. He identifies as a man because He became Incarnate as His Son. His Church is His Bride. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women! And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hours of our death! Amen.

      • Michael S Clifford

        And who said anything about being the Mother of God being her only role? No one.

      • Lunae Ara

        cow used for the fertilization with god’s seed into her ovaries. That problem would have been if it had been a sterile womb, mary … God is trying another womb? and if as she was putting tampax and this broke the hymen? or as she touched and this broke the hymen?she was no longer pure, worthy, reputable? virgin mary = pure idolatry of a dry and intact hymen.
        the woman is not a hymen. mary is not a real woman, a real woman can abort, have sexual pleasure when she wants and she has got a brain, and doesn’t call herself “i am the slave of the fertilizator”; mary is the sick imagination of men like thomas aquinas who gave birth to this chimera sexual phobia you called “mary”

      • Michael S Clifford

        Mary has always been and will always be pure. Saint Joseph married her to protect her purity. The Church is the Bride of Christ. Many of our saints are woman (Saints Mary, Mary of Magdalene, Mary of Bethany, Esther, Judith, Monica, Joan of Arc, Catherine of Aragon, and many more). Read the Quran if you want real misogyny. You’re the weak, bitter, and ignorant one, and I pity you. Have a nice life.

    • Cole J. Banning

      Mary was Jesus’ biological mother. Have of His DNA came from her. Odd how the video doesn’t mention Jesus’ brothers and sisters, though.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Jesus had no biological brothers or sisters. I have many brothers and none of them are blood-related.

    • Michael S Clifford

      Are you capable of distinguishing the use of images (Exodus 25:18) from the worship of images (Exodus 20:3-4, Leviticus 26:1)? I guess not. Are you capable of distinguishing reverence (Pslams 148:2, 1 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 2:1-4, Saint James 5:16, Apocalypse 5:8) from worship (Exodus 20:1-4)? I guess not. Mary takes us to Jesus, and Jesus takes us to the Father (Saint John 14:6).

  • 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!

    • Ex Seminarian

      Really ??? was that even necessary? You need Jesus. I mean you come on here to do this? what you think we gonna join your church because the catholic church committed ills? Which religion hasnt? Which religion hands are clean? None. Even yours im sure hate certain ” types” of people. Oh wait i forgot love the sinner hate the sin. Yeah right!!

      • Curry Russell

        Sure it was necessary. Most people have no idea about the history of their own faith. Most catholics haven’t even opened their Bible unless it was too the “good” parts. I am sitting with a Catholic “Bible” Study now on Revelations. Almost all of the people in the group have been in the church their WHOLE lives are most are elderly, and NONE, not one person has ever read the book of Revelations. This is appalling. How would a person ever develop a relationship with Christ without getting to know Him, and how do we do that? Through His word, and through prayer to HIM. I don’t need a relationship with a wonderful woman who raised the Light of the World, I want to continue my relationship with the Son, and the Father. You specify “Religion” as if each denomination or “separation” of the church is it’s own. I attend a Baptist church, which is highly against sin, While I personally am not against much at all, I find that their doctrines are much more in line with the Word of God where others have no bearing at all. Like the Catholic church. I will give it to you, that the Catholics do so well with the poor and needy, but present themselves in Ferraris to do it. I don’t hate anyone, I don’t want to hate, I want to show love, at times I fail. But I find the biggest problem with the “Christian Faith” is ignorance about what and why we believe. Most people are just lemmings doing what they were told to do as children rather than research and actually believe something. And this troubles me deeply. A person may as well been born Muslim or Hindu or Catholic… Faith isn’t something you’re born into, it is something you choose to belief, and belief comes from hearing, not by seeing. Tell me how much of the Catholic faith is VISUAL? from garments, statues, church buildings, icons, paintings, and communion. All visual. Faith doesn’t come by seeing, I think someone named Jesus said that. So before you tell me that I need “Jesus”, let me introduce him to you.. Jesus is the greatest “person” to ever walk our Earth. His sacrifice was for all man kind, at the cost of being separated from his Godly Father. You don’t have to jump through hoops to believe in him, you ask him to reside in your heart right now. Jesus has already forgiven your sins, He knew them on the cross, He knew your whole life on that cross, and for you to continually ask for forgiveness is as if you are crucifying him over and over. Take the give of Love into your heart and share it with others. We are told to “Go and make Disciples”… Not go, and sit in a church building, go to confession, pray to dead people, blah blah… Go, and make disciples. A disciple is a person who makes other disciples. A christian is one who doesn’t do anything for their faith, just continually asks for things, depressed about all of their lives, and won’t share their faith with anyone. I don’t care about sin, because God’s Son paid for it, it’s gone, all we need to do now is have Faith in him to Save us in the end. If you disagree with this, I kindly ask you to study and find the answer for yourself, but it is in the Bible, not the holy rule book of the Catholic church. have a great day!

      • Ex Seminarian

        Okay.I made my point. Why again are u on here? It’s a catholic website. What do you want ?

      • Curry Russell

        Because I love to learn. I have been listening to the Catholic Channel on XM Radio for over 8 years, I got hooked on Lino and The Catholics next door, and the Busted Halo. I have called in, won multiple contests and prizes. I truly love our faith and our differences. But we all should try to question and prove our faith. We should be able to and be ready to defend it. If this is a struggle for you and for others, I am only giving you opportunities to prove me wrong, to possibly teach me more. But along the way, I may prove someone else wrong and teach someone else something. I am not a scholar, but I am a lover of faith, all of it. I hate the division in the church, it is like a giant scab that keeps getting picked at. My question is why aren’t you elsewhere? Learning and gaining knowledge? Preparing yourself to Stand against the Devil? We have instructions..we should probably follow them. But thanks for questioning me.

      • John Lee

        “Hail, Holy Queen” is a book by theologian Scott Hahn that I highly recommend. It’s a light and easy read, and it provides the scriptural evidence that we all as Christians desire. If you are truly yearning to grasp the biblical theology behind Marian doctrine, his book would serve as a nice evening read with a Bible at hand.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Who do you think completed compiled the Scriptures? The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Christian Church! You’re in no position to demand Scriptural proof of anything from the Church which Christ founded especially when you can’t prove sola Scriptura (Saint John 20:30-31, 21:25, 2 Saint Peter 1:20) without manipulating Scripture to make it fit sola Scriptura (2 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 3:16-17) so I wouldn’t be falsely accusing the Church of manipulating the masses (Saint Luke 10:16) to control the faith if I were you (Saint Matthew 7:5)!

      • Katie Banaszak Dupre

        You are making an awful lot of assumptions in your posts…just because you are w/ 1 bible study of Catholics that you can speak for the whole community? And go back and read what you have written because you sound like you hate Catholics. Everyone has the capacity to sin even church leaders and your baptist church which is strongly against sin (btw so is the Catholic Church you know we go to confession on a regular basis, every mass begins w/ a confession of sins and so on) has had its own leaders/members that have committed their own sins. We are all human and we are all going to fail no matter how hard we try and to fault a whole religion because we are all human is wrong.

      • Michael S Clifford

        “The Church is the Pillar of Truth.” (1 Saint Paul to Saint Timithy 3:15).

    • Michael S Clifford

      “You shall not bare false witnesses.” (Exodus 20:16).

  • 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.

    • anotherstrongopinion

      judith, i am not a theologian, but logically: 1. mary was not born without sin. if she had been born without sin, she would not have needed the savior, she would have been the savior. 2. she was human like the rest of us. she was very devout and deserves respect for that, but not worship. she was not taken to heaven. she will go with the rest of us. 3. she was not a virgin all of her life. if she had been, then the siblings of christ would have been conceived immaculately and they would have been like christ.

      • Michael S Clifford

        Jesus had no siblings. A kindsman was also called a brother. Listen to Linda.

      • anotherstrongopinion

        i am sorry, but just because you say linda is right does not make it so… read the actual bible and try to find a place that says mary was without sin. then read #1 of my reasons why mary is just human like the rest of us. have a nice day.

      • Michael S Clifford

        I’m sorry too but just because you don’t say Linda’s right doesn’t mean Linda’s not right either. There’s no such thing as the actual Bible. If you bothered to do some history research, you’d know there was no such thing as the Bible until 405, the Catholic Church completed and compiled Scripture into the Bible, “Scripture alone” is self-refuting no matter how many verses you manipulate and take out of context (2 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy). It’s “full of grace” (Saint Luke 1:28), not “full of sin”. What do you think “full of grace” means? No one ever denied the fact that Mary’s only human, just like the rest of us. You just deny that God just made her special (Genesis 3:15, Saint Luke 1:28). How sacrilegious it’d be to for a tainted woman be used as a vehicle for the Incarnation of true God, true man, the second person of the Most Holy Trinity, the triune God, three persons in the one God. Oh, by the way, the words “bible” and “trinity” are Catholic words! Nice try.

      • Michael S Clifford

        I am sorry too, but just because you don’t say Linda’s right does not make it not so either. I already read your false teachings. It’s “full of grace” (Saint Luke 1:28), not “full of sin”. What do you think “full of grace” means? If you knew your history, you’d know that the Saint Ignatius of Antioch identified the true Church as the “Catholic Church” in 107 (Saint Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans 8:2), Apostle Saint Paul was not thinking about Jesus Himself, His Mother, or babies when he said “all have sinned” (Apostle Saint Paul to the Romans 3:23), he said the Church is the Pillar of Truth (1 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 3:15), he was referring to the Old Testament alone as the “all Scripture” (2 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 3:16-17), “Scripture alone” refutes itself (Saint John 20:30;31, 21:25, 2 Saint Peter 1:20, 3:16), there’s no Scripture without Tradition, there’s no Tradition without the Church, the Catholic Church weeded out all false Scripture, complied all true Scripture into the Bible, the Bible has always had seventy-three books, the Catholic Church did not add any books, the Martin Luther added removed Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1Machabees, and 2Machabees, plus portions of Esther and Daniel, plus Saint James, Saint Jude, 1 Saint John, 2 Saint John, 3 Saint John, and Apocalypse from, and added and subtract words to and from his “Gutenberg Bible”, “Jesus” was taken out of Habacuc 3:18, Saint Matthew 5:1, 8:26, 9:23, 16:15, 17:19, 20:17, 22:20, 26:18, Saint Mark 9:15, 16:1, 16:19, Saint Luke 4:38, 6:11, 14:1, 18:31; 20:3, 22:2, 24:36, Saint John, 2:8, 4:1, Acts 5:41, 9:17, 9:20, 10:48, 16:7, 18:4, 18:25, 24:24, 2 Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 2:8; 1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 4:17; 2 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 2:14, Saint Paul to the Romans 8:34; 15:16; 16:9; 1 Saint Paul to the Ephasians 3:6; to the Philippians 3:9; Saint Paul to the Colossians 1:7; 2:2; 4:12; Saint Paul to Saint Philemon 8; Saint Jude 5,24,25, Saint Paul to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 9:24 and added to Saint Matthew 8:5, 13:36,51, 14:14,25, 15:16,30, 16:6, 17:11, 24:2, Saint Mark 5:19, 7:27, 10:50, 11:14,15, Saint Luke 7:22, 8:35, 10:21,39,41, 13:2, Saint John 4:46, 13:3, 19:23, 20:21, 21:17, Acts 3:26; 9:28; Saint Paul to the Ephasians 3:9; 1 Saint John 5:20, “Christ” was taken out of 1 Kings 2:10; 2:35; 12:3; 12:5; 16:6; 2 Kings 22:51; 2 Paralipomenon 6:42; Psalms 2:2; 17(18):51; 19(20):7; 83(84):10; 88(89):39; 88(89):52; 131(132):10; 131(132):17; Isaias 45:1; Lamentations 4:20; Habucuc 3:13; Acts 4:33; 10:48; 28:31; 1 Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 4:17; 13:20; 1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 2:1; 4:16; 5:5; 2 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 5:15; 11:4; 2 Saint Paul to the Galatians 4:31; Saint Paul to the Romans 3:26;4: 24; 8:35; 10:17; Saint Paul to the Ephesians 5:21; 5:29; Saint Paul to Colossians 3:15; 3:17; I of Saint Peter 3:15; Saint Jude 24, 25; Saint Paul to the Hebrews 10:19; Apocalypse 11:15-19 and added to Saint Matthew 23:8, Saint Mark 3:6, Saint Luke 4:41, Saint John 4:42, 5:20, Acts 16:32, Saint Paul to the Galatians 3:17, 4:7, Saint Paul to the Ephesians 3:8, the Original 1611 “Authorized” King James Version, which was translated, not from the Aramaic, Greek, and/or Latin, but from Luther’s German, had all seventy-three books until 1629 when they took out Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1Machabees, and 2Machabees, plus portions of Esther and Daniel, but forgot to take out Saint James, Saint Jude, 1 Saint John, 2 Saint John, 3 Saint John, and Apocalypse, so take your own advice, and read the actual Bible. Have a nice day.

      • Michael S Clifford

        I am sorry too, but just because you don’t say Linda’s right does not make it not so either. No one has ever disputed the fact the Mary is a regular human like the rest of us. All we’re saying is God preserved her from sin so she’d be worthy to bear His Incarnation and Son (Saint John 1:1-3;14, 1 Saint John 5:7-8). It’s “full of grace” (Saint Luke 1:28), not “full of sin”. What do you think “full of grace” means? If you knew your history, you’d know that the Saint Ignatius of Antioch identified the true Church as the “Catholic Church” in 107 (Saint Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans 8:2), Jesus’ “brothers” (Saint Mark 3:31) were not sons of Mary no matter how much you try to manipulate and take the Bible out of context, Mary is one of three women named Mary, the other two were Mary of Magdalene and Mary of Bethany, Apostle Saint Paul was not thinking about Jesus Himself, His Mother, or babies when he said “all have sinned” (Apostle Saint Paul to the Romans 3:23), he said the Church is the Pillar of Truth (1 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 3:15), he was referring to the Old Testament alone as the “all Scripture” (2 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 3:16-17), “Scripture alone” refutes itself (Saint John 20:30;31, 21:25, 2 Saint Peter 1:20, 3:16) no matter how much you try to manipulate and take the Bible out of context, there’s no Scripture without Tradition, there’s no Tradition without the Church, the Catholic Church weeded out all false Scripture, complied all true Scripture into the Bible, the Bible has always had seventy-three books, the Catholic Church did not add any books, Martin Luther rearranged the Psalms, added removed Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1Machabees, and 2Machabees, plus portions of Esther and Daniel, plus Saint James, Saint Jude, 1 Saint John, 2 Saint John, 3 Saint John, and Apocalypse from, added and subtract words to and from his “Gutenberg Bible”, took “Jesus” out of Habacuc 3:18, Saint Matthew 5:1, 8:26, 9:23, 16:15, 17:19, 20:17, 22:20, 26:18, Saint Mark 9:15, 16:1, 16:19, Saint Luke 4:38, 6:11, 14:1, 18:31; 20:3, 22:2, 24:36, Saint John, 2:8, 4:1, Acts 5:41, 9:17, 9:20, 10:48, 16:7, 18:4, 18:25, 24:24, 2 Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 2:8; 1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 4:17; 2 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 2:14, Saint Paul to the Romans 8:34; 15:16; 16:9; 1 Saint Paul to the Ephasians 3:6; to the Philippians 3:9; Saint Paul to the Colossians 1:7; 2:2; 4:12; Saint Paul to Saint Philemon 8; Saint Jude 5,24,25, Saint Paul to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 9:24, added “Jesus” to Saint Matthew 8:5, 13:36,51, 14:14,25, 15:16,30, 16:6, 17:11, 24:2, Saint Mark 5:19, 7:27, 10:50, 11:14,15, Saint Luke 7:22, 8:35, 10:21,39,41, 13:2, Saint John 4:46, 13:3, 19:23, 20:21, 21:17, Acts 3:26; 9:28; Saint Paul to the Ephasians 3:9; 1 Saint John 5:20, took “Christ” out of 1 Kings 2:10; 2:35; 12:3; 12:5; 16:6; 2 Kings 22:51; 2 Paralipomenon 6:42; Psalms 2:2; 17(18):51; 19(20):7; 83(84):10; 88(89):39; 88(89):52; 131(132):10; 131(132):17; Isaias 45:1; Lamentations 4:20; Habucuc 3:13; Acts 4:33; 10:48; 28:31; 1 Saint Paul to the Thessalonians 4:17; 13:20; 1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 2:1; 4:16; 5:5; 2 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 5:15; 11:4; 2 Saint Paul to the Galatians 4:31; Saint Paul to the Romans 3:26;4: 24; 8:35; 10:17; Saint Paul to the Ephesians 5:21; 5:29; Saint Paul to Colossians 3:15; 3:17; I of Saint Peter 3:15; Saint Jude 24, 25; Saint Paul to the Hebrews 10:19; Apocalypse 11:15-19, and added “Christ” to Saint Matthew 23:8, Saint Mark 3:6, Saint Luke 4:41, Saint John 4:42, 5:20, Acts 16:32, Saint Paul to the Galatians 3:17, 4:7, Saint Paul to the Ephesians 3:8, the Original 1611 “Authorized” King James Version was translated from Luther’s German and had all seventy-three books until they took out Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1Machabees, and 2Machabees, plus portions of Esther and Daniel, forgot to take out Saint James, Saint Jude, 1 Saint John, 2 Saint John, 3 Saint John, and Apocalypse in 1629, and released as “the Original 1611″ “Authorized” King James Version, so you’re lucky your bible even has Saint James, Saint Jude, 1 Saint John, 2 Saint John, 3 Saint John, and Apocalypse to complete your new testament, so take your own advice, Saint James, Saint Jude, 1 Saint John, 2 Saint John, 3 Saint John, and Apocalypse read the actual untampered-with Bible, and have a nice day.

      • anotherstrongopinion

        michael, i sense that you are not very experienced in the fine art of debate. condescension does not prove any of your points. it just makes you look like an ass.

        if the only thing that you can offer up is an accusation that i know nothing about history and that i have somehow cunningly “manipulated” the scriptures, i doubt there is any point in continuing.

        the church has historically added to the already existing scriptures and incorrectly translated certain greek words that have led them astray.

        not knowing about catholic saints is not synonymous with not knowing history!!!! get over yourself!

        using a catholic saint to validate the catholic church as the true church is just as absurd as me using martin luther to validate the protestant church. surely you must know how incredibly weak that argument is.

        while we are at it, let me enlighten you: there is no mention of purgatory anywhere in the bible. there is only one kind of sin. the only one who can forgive your sins is god, not some guy in a robe. nowhere in the bible does it say that if you die without confessing a sin, you go to hell or the phantom purgatory!

        finally, if mary was without sin, she would not have needed a savior. she acknowledged that herself. she was full of grace meaning that she was forgiven, not that she was without sin.

        don’t take my word for any of this. get yourself a study bible and learn about it yourself.

      • Michael S Clifford

        On the contrary, I have many years of experience in the fine art of debate. Even gotten into it with Muslims. When talking to me, if you make blanket statements, you’ll get them thrown back at you. False accusations of condescension do not prove any of your points. They just, in your own words, “make you look like an ass, quite frankly”.

        Experience has taught me that non-Catholics, who claim to be Christians, purposely, be it a conscious or unconscious thing, take the Scriptures out of context to suit their manmade doctrines such as “sola Scriptura” which refutes itself (Saint John 20:30:31, 21:25, 1 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 3:15, 2 Saint Peter 1:20, 3:16) and “sola fide” (Saint James 2:24).

        History shows that the Catholic Church finished translating the New Testament into English in 1582, and the Old in 1609. The Protestant Deformers said the Catholic Church hid the Bible and added seven books to it. To keep this myth recirculating, they seized all Douay-Rheims bibles, burned them, and martyred all who held them. So, if the Protestant Deformers lied about the Catholic Church hiding the Bible, what’s to stop them from lying about the Catholic Church adding to the Bible to cover themselves?

        If you didn’t have anything against Catholics, you wouldn’t be trying to lead them astray along with you (Saint John 10:14-18, 21:15-17). I feel sorry for you.

        Btw, all saints are Catholic, so not knowing about Catholic saints is synonymous with not knowing history…especially when discussing Christian history.

        Not that I was doing that, but, sense you falsely accused me of using a Catholic saint to validate the Catholic Church, I can flip that around and say that using Martin Luther to validate the Protestant “Church” as just as absurd. Surely, you must know how incredibly weaker that argument would be, especially when Bishop Saint Ignatius was consecrated by Pope Saint Peter I himself, and Martin Luther didn’t exist for about another fourteen centuries.

        While we are at it, saying there’s no mention of Purgatory (2Machabees 12:46, Saint Matthew 5:26, Apocalypse 21:27) anywhere in the Bible is like saying there’s no mention of the Most Holy Trinity (Saint Matthew 28:19) in the Bible. I can take this even further by pointing out that the words “Bible”, “Trinity”, or even “Rapture” aren’t even in the Bible. While the Trinity and Purgatory are referred to into the Bible, the Rapture isn’t even so much as hinted. The rapture myth didn’t come until the 1800s. Weren’t you just falsely accusing the Catholic Church of adding doctrine. There are really two kinds of sin: the original sin (committed by Adam and Eve) which we inherit from our biological fathers (Genesis 3:15, Saint Matthew 28:19, Saint John 3:3-5). If you were a true Bible-believing Christian, you’d know that Jesus made Saint Peter the first pope (Saint Matthew 16:18, He gave him and his successors (1 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 4:16) the power to bind and loose (Saint Matthew 16:19), He ordained His apostles as priests (Saint John 20:21-22), He gave them and their successors the power to forgive and retain sins (Saint John 20:23), He sent them to preach the Gospel (Saint Matthew 20:18, Saint Mark 16:15), He told them to cast out demons in His Name (Saint Mark 16:17), He told them to take up serpents (Saint Mark 16:18), He promised them it wouldn’t hurt them if they drank anything deadly (Saint Mark 16:18), He promised to always be with us (Saint Matthew 28:20, Saint Luke 10:16), and salvation is not free (Jeremias 9:13, Saint Matthew 7:22-23, 24:13, 25:31-46, Saint Luke 8:13, Saint John 3:3-5, 1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 4:4, 9:27, Saint Paul to the Romans 11:17-24, Saint Paul to the Philippians 1:6, 2:12, 1 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 2:6, 4:10, 2 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 4:7-8, Saint Paul to the Hebrews 10:26–29, 2 Saint Peter 2:20-21, 1 Saint John 1:9, 2:2, 3:10, 4:20, 5:13). As the Bible says, I am already saved (Saint Paul to the Romans 8:24, Saint Paul to the Ephesians 2:5–8), but I’m also being saved (1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 1:18, 2 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 2:15, Saint Paul to the Philippians 2:12), and I have the hope that I will be saved (Saint Paul to the Romans 5:9–10, 1 Saint Paul to the Corinthians 3:12–15). Like Apostle Saint Paul, I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), with hopeful confidence in the promises of Christ (Saint Paul to the Romans 5:2, 2 Saint Paul to Saint Timothy 2:11–13).

        Finally, no Catholic Christian ever disputed the fact the Mary was saved. She was just saved in a different way. She was saved by being preserved from sin. She is full of grace meaning that she was without sin, not that she was forgiven. This is that Scriptural manipulation that I was talking about (Exodus 20:16).

        Believe me, I didn’t take your word for any of this. Don’t take mine either. Take your own advise, get yourself a study bible, and a history book, and learn about it yourself.

  • 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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