We started by explaining what typology is and how I learned more about Mary from the Old Testament than from the New Testament. We discussed in detail Mary as the New Eve, Jacob’s Ladder, and the Ark of the New Covenant. We had good questions called in too.
The final questioner got a bit feisty as he wanted to argue against the Catholic understanding of Mary, accusing us of making Mary a god. It was quite interesting and again it just demonstrates the beauty of the Catholic teaching.
- 15:29 – What was Mary called by those around her in her time? And if Mary never sinned, does that mean she always did everything right?
- 31:55 – Why do Catholics say that Mary is the Immaculate Conception?
- 42:10 – What is a dogma, and why is the birth of Mary not considered a dogma?
- 44:44 – Is there any Church tradition or Biblical title that first declared Mary as Undoer of Knots?
- 49:05 – If Mary was an immaculate conception, were her parents immaculately conceived too? How far back does it go?
St. Irenaeus (AD 130-200) “And thus also it was that the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith.” (Against Heresies, 3, 22, 4).