A List of Chapter Titles and Quotes:
1. the Virginity of Jesus and Mary - "God desired that the Virginity of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, be so perfect, complete, and all-encompassing that even the manner of her Immaculate Conception was required by God to be entirely Virginal, occurring solely and entirely by a miracle of God and not in the usual way. Therefore, solely by means of a most wonderful and singular miracle of God, the Virgin Mary was conceived of both her parents, Saint Joachim and Saint Ann, without sexual union and within their complete purity of body, heart, mind, and soul."
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2. Original Sin and the Immaculate Conception - "The Immaculate Conception is the preservation of the Virgin Mary from all three aspects of original sin. Original sin is like a negative image of the Trinity. The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary is like a negative image of original sin. Therefore, the Immaculate Conception is a reflection of the Most Holy Trinity, and must be three-fold. The Immaculate Conception is usually explained as an absence of original sin, but original sin is itself a kind of negative or absence. The Immaculate Conception can also be explained in positive terms, as one gift with three aspects,-a reflection of the Three Persons of the One Holy Trinity. Original sin is one defect with three aspects. The Immaculate Conception is one gift with three aspects. Each of the aspects of the Immaculate Conception is opposed to a corresponding defect of original sin."
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3. John the Baptist Never Sinned - "John the Baptist remained completely free from all personal sin, throughout his whole life, by means of the grace and redemption which came to him from Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Of all those persons with original sin, none is, nor ever will be, greater than John the Baptist, not even the holiest of canonized Saints, because, by grace of the Holy Spirit, John never committed the least personal sin whatsoever."
4. Saint Joseph Never Sinned - "Saint Joseph, though he is one of the holiest of the Saints, and though he committed no personal sins at all throughout his entire life, still he had the weaknesses and imperfections which accompany those who are conceived and afflicted with original sin. Even after his sanctification within the womb, the remnant of original sin remained with Joseph, just as it remains with us, after our sanctification in baptism. Mary had no personal sin, no original sin, and no imperfection. Joseph had no personal sin, but he did have original sin and imperfection."
5. The Sacraments and the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary - "In summary, the five Luminous Mysteries are a meditation on the Seven Sacraments established by Christ during His Ministry on earth. These Mysteries of Light teach us about the Sacramental Life of the Church. Whoever prays this chaplet of the Rosary should understand that the Luminous Mysteries are closely related to the Seven Sacraments. The Sacraments bring the true light of Christ to His holy Church."
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6. Proposed: the Hidden Mysteries of the Rosary - These 5 mysteries are called the Hidden Mysteries because they meditate upon events that were mostly hidden from the world, events prior to the arrival of the Messiah: 1. The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary; 2. The Birth of the Virgin Mary; 3. The Service of the Virgin Mary in the Temple; 4. The Virginal Marriage of Joseph and Mary; 5. The Annunciation to Zechariah
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7. co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocatrix - "The three aspects of Mary's triune role as co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocatrix are interrelated, much as the three persons of the Trinity. These are not three separate roles, but three different aspects of one role. Mary's triune role as co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocatrix is a reflection of the Most Holy Trinity. Her role as co-Redemptrix is a reflection of the Father; her role as Mediatrix is a reflection of the Son; her role as Advocatrix is a reflection of the Spirit."
"Christ and Mary do not have the same role, not even with the provision that Mary's role is subordinate to Christ's role. It is true that Mary is radically subordinate to Christ. But Mary's role is also radically different from Christ's role. It is a serious theological error to claim that Mary has much the same role as Christ, even if that role is said to be 'with and under' Christ. In truth, the Virgin Mary's role is both radically subordinate to, and radically different from, Christ's role. Christ is God incarnate, and Mary is not God incarnate; therefore, Mary cannot have nearly the same role as Christ, not even 'with and under' him."
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8. Dormition, Resurrection, Assumption - "At the end of her life on earth, the Blessed Virgin Mary died, was resurrected from the dead, and was assumed into Heaven. Death is the separation of body and soul. At the end of her life on earth, the Virgin Mary's soul separated from her body and was brought into Heaven by Christ. Her body remained on earth, incorruptible, until her Resurrection. At the Virgin Mary's Resurrection, her soul was brought from Heaven to earth by Christ and was reunited to her soul by Christ. Mary's death and Resurrection occurred on earth. Next, immediately after her Resurrection, Mary was assumed, with body and soul united, into Heaven by Christ."
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9. God is One Divine Eternal Act - "God is entirely One. God is not divided into parts. God is not divided into separate qualities, such as love, mercy, justice, etc. God is not divided into the qualities that God possesses versus the use of those qualities by God. God is not divided into who God is and what God does. God-is-good and God-does-good are absolutely the same in God. In God, being and doing are exactly the same, for God is One. All that God is and all that God does is One. The Divine Nature of God is entirely absolutely One."
10. Time and Eternity - "The One Mass is the Mass at the Last Supper, celebrated by Jesus Christ. Every Mass is the Mass of the Last Supper, not by imitation or repetition, but by the timeless grace and power of God. At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ celebrated the Mass, once for all Time, and consecrated the Eucharist, once for all Time. Every other Mass and consecration of the Eucharist is that same Mass and consecration of the Eucharist at the Last Supper. Just as Jesus Christ suffered and died once for all Time and Place, so also did He celebrate the Mass and consecrate the Eucharist once for all Time and Place."
11. Procession within the Trinity - "The statement that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son is correct, but incomplete. This statement cannot be interpreted to mean that the Spirit proceeds equally from Father and Son, for Father and Son are not equal. The statement that the Spirit proceeds from the Father is correct, but incomplete. The Spirit also proceeds from the Son, but secondarily. Those two incomplete statements become complete when joined together. The first correctly states that the Spirit proceeds from both Father and Son; the second correctly places procession from the Father above procession from the Son. No other explanation suffices."
12. Obedience within the Trinity and the Family - "There is obedience within the Most Holy Trinity. The Father, Son, and Spirit are obedient to one another. Their obedience is reciprocal and asymmetrical. Each Person of the Trinity is unique in obedience.... The Family is a reflection of the Trinity. Husband, wife, children are a reflection of Father, Son, Spirit. The Obedience within the Trinity is and ought to be reflected within the family. Just as the obedience within the Trinity is reciprocal and asymmetrical, so also is the obedience within the family reciprocal and asymmetrical."
13. Ordination and the Trinity - "The Sacrament of Holy Orders is a reflection of the Most Holy Trinity. Just as the Trinity is one God yet three distinct Persons, so also is the Sacrament of Holy Orders one Sacrament yet three distinct orders or degrees of that one Sacrament."
14. Inequality within the Trinity - "So it is that the Trinity can be One, which is the highest form of equality, and yet truly Three, which is necessarily due to inequality since each of the Three is fully God. There can be no defect or insufficiency to distinguish each of the Three. Nor can any One of the Three have something that the other lacks, since the Divine Nature is all goodness in its most perfect form. Only the relations between the Three is left to distinguish one from the other. But a perfectly equal relationship would have no distinctions (and thus would be imperfect). Therefore, the relations between the Three must be based on the dependency and inequality of procession."
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