Hi, guys —
I was reading this article from Catholic Answers:
and this one section quotes the Church saying
Mary is the Mediatrix of all Graces. Quote:
The Council [Second Vatican Council] refers
to Pope St. Pius X, who said that Mary is
"dispensatrix of all the gifts and
is the 'neck' connecting the head of the
mystical body to the members. But all power
flows through the neck"
(Ad Diem Illum [Vatican][EWTN] Number 13).
Other popes and prominent saints have taught
In Octobri Mense Adventante, Pope Leo XIII wrote:
Nothing at all of that very great treasury
of all grace that the Lord brought us for "grace
and truth came through Jesus Christ" [John
1:17] nothing is imparted to us except
through Mary, since God so wills.
Sodalicia, Pope Benedict XV told us:
Every kind of grace we receive from the
treasury of the redemption is ministered
as it were through the hands of the same
Pope Pius XI concurred in Ingravescentibus Malis:
We know that all things are imparted to
us from God the greatest and best through
the hands of the Mother of God.
I find this deeply confusing and troubling.
I did not feel that the article elaborated
on this teaching adequately.
- Could you be kind enough to elaborate
on this doctrine so I can fully understand
Thanks and God bless.