Leftist Lies About Mary

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 23, 2021   

Was Our Lady an 'unwed mother'?

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It's that time of the year again — the time when theological homo-Marxists co-opt Scripture while torching Catholic teaching and tradition.

The Christmas season is really the only time they talk about Our Lady — and, naturally, they get it laughably wrong.

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Sr. Christine Schenk

A prime example is the National Catholic Reporter's piece, "Jesus' Birth to a Single Mom Signals Prophetic Challenge to Patriarchy."

The author, Sr. Christine Schenk, says "Jesus is the son of Mary, not Joseph," and hence Mary was a "single mom."

Yet, she immediately contradicts herself by citing the beginning of St. Matthew's Gospel, which refers to St. Joseph as "the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born."

Schenk claims: "[H]ere we have an elaborate and painstaking genealogy created to prove Jesus' ancestral links to the male kings and patriarchs of Israel when, in fact ... He was born to Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit. Not through Joseph. Not through patriarchal potency."

But that doesn't make Mary a "single mom." It doesn't even follow logically from the title of Schenk's article.

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Mary and St. Joseph finding Jesus in the Temple

All of this is explained in the second chapter of the Gospel of St. Luke. After Mary and Joseph feverishly sought the "lost" young Jesus for three days in Jerusalem, they found him in the temple. Saint Joseph's comments to Our Lord, if he made any, are not recorded. But Our Lady asked, "Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing."

Mary herself acknowledges St. Joseph is the foster father of Jesus. Our Lord's explanation doesn't contradict her. Rather, by it, He goes further to express the mystery of the incarnation: "How is it that you sought Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"

Our Lord is speaking about the heavenly Father while acknowledging that St. Joseph is His foster father. Holy Scripture reveals that Jesus subjected Himself to the parental authority of both Mary and St. Joseph.

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Schenk then ties in the Old Testament stories of Rahab the harlot, Tamar (who seduced her father-in-law), Ruth the Gentile and Bathsheba (who committed adultery with King David). All of these women are in the genealogy of Our Lord.

Except for Ruth, Schenk refers to some of their sinful moments "as examples of how an unpredictable God used female initiative and courage in unexpected ways to affect the lineage of the future Messiah."

Holy Scripture reveals that Jesus subjected Himself to the parental authority of both Mary and St. Joseph.

Again, she has it totally wrong. God, in His permissive will, did allow these things to happen. But the fact He allowed them to happen doesn't mean they were moral. If anything, it shows God is able to bring good out of evil. And in every case, these women repented from their past sins and lived according to the laws of God.

So God, who literally created the patriarchy, is apparently getting hip to His new "God of surprises" title (so tightly interwoven into the so-called magisterium of Pope Francis). What used to be true is apparently now no longer true. Surprise!

After Christmas, brace yourself for homosexualist Jesuits calling Mary and St. Joseph refugees, all while claiming Democrat immigration policies are the Catholic solution to our border crisis. 'Tis the season.

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