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Mary - Comparing Catholic Teaching to Scripture

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Below are some excerpts from the Vatican's official Catechism of The Catholic Church. Here we reveal exactly what the Catholic Church teaches about Mary and compare that with what the Scriptures have to say about her. You will find that the two reveal a very different picture of who Mary was.963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer. . . . She is 'clearly the mother of the members of Christ' . . . since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head."502 "Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church."503"Catholic Church Teaches:The Bible Teaches:Mary is the “Mother of God and of the redeemer”Matt 12:46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mo…