John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy


The First Christmas

Part One: Is the Story Myth or Fact?

The reduction of the Nativity story merely to a profound myth is no more than a half-truth. Robert Stackpole, STD, explains.

Women and the Priesthood

Part Seven: The Catholic and Magisterial Tradition - From the Middle Ages to Today

Why does the Church still say that only men are called by God to the Catholic priesthood? Dr. Robert Stackpole explains.

The New Catholic Feminism

Part 20: The Triumph of the Feminine Genius Through Mary

Freedom must always be bounded by charity, and it is simply not charitable to men to have to have their chastity assaulted whenever they walk down the street in the summertime.

Mary Lights the Way

Part 18: How Deepest Sorrow Became Boundless Compassion

The following the 18th and final part of a special series on the role Mary plays in the life of the Church.

Consider old Simeon's prediction about the "sword" of sorrow that would one day pierce Mary's heart (Lk 2:35). There can be little doubt that this prophecy was fulfilled most of all on Calvary.

Divine Mercy Q & A

Mary, Merciful Queen of Heaven

Just how many reasons we can find for rejoicing in Mary's title, "Mother of Mercy"? Let us count the ways.

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