Frequently Asked Questions about Mary

Below are questions which are asked most frequently by our Mary Page readers. Mary Page recently received an award for this section, it's located to the right. We also have a section in which we answered your questions. To view this section go to Your Questions.

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Life/Death

  1. What do we know about Mary's life?
  2. What does scripture tell us about Mary's life?
  3. Does the liturgy give us any hints about Mary's life?
  4. Are there any books on Mary's life?
  5. What are the aspects of Mary’s person and life, which are related by the various apocryphal writings?
  6. What about Mary's death?
  7. Who are Mary's parents?
  8. What do we know about Mary's life from apocryphal sources?


Dogma

  1. What do Catholics believe about the virginity of Mary?
  2. Should Mary's Perpetual Virginity be considered a dogma? Does it have a deeper meaning?
  3. What is the meaning of Mary's title: Theotokos?
  4. Mary's Co-redemption: Will there be a new dogma soon?


Liturgy

  1. Which are the Marian feast days?
  2. What is the Collection of Masses of the BIessed Virgin Mary?


Prayers

  1. How do you pray the Rosary?
  2. What is the most popular prayer to Mary?
  3. Why do Catholics pray to Mary?
  4. What is the meaning of consecration?


Apparitions

  1. What about Medjugorje?
  2. How should we react to apocalyptic messages of warning, punishment and impending doom?
  3. Why do there seem to be so many Marian apparitions?
  4. What Marian apparitions have been recognized by ecclesiastical authorities?
  5. How does the bishop of a diocese go about verifying an apparition, and what does it mean if ecclesial approval is granted?


Images/Art

  1. What image of Mary is the most popular?
  2. Why does Mary always wear light blue?

 


Ecumenism

  1. Do Catholics worship Mary?
  2. What is the Communion of Saints, and Mary's place therein?


Varia

  1. What about St. Joseph?

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