We invoke Mary as the Tower of Ivory because she exhibits its characteristics on Black Saturday.
This is the third-part of a series that explains the non-Scriptural scenes in the Passion of the Christ, and their theological messages.
Some viewers of the movie got turned off with the non-scriptural scenes, but an insider by the name of Fr. Bartunek explains the theological or Jewish practices around them so that they make sense.
When read in the Catholic context, the Annunciation story has deep meaning when connected to Scripture and doctrine.
A first installment of explanations of non-scriptural scenes from The Passion of the Christ from an insider. This article will cover Gethsemane to the death of Judas.
The Church prescribes some works we can do to merit indulgences we can apply to those in purgatory during Lent.
In this second part, we will pry into the meaning of the visit of the magi, the missing Saint Joseph, and the flight into Egypt.
The romanticized version of Christmas leaves us comfy and warm, but when we dig in to what Scripture is trying to tell us, it is nothing but full of disquieting images that make us think.
We ponder why Mary, conceived without sin and remained sinless all her life, had to suffer if suffering is a punishment for sin. The answer is tied to why we celebrate this feast.
We celebrate the Holy name of Mary because it evokes scenes from Scripture: the wedding of Naomi, and the lovers in the Song of Songs.