The “Franciscan Thesis” and Pope Benedict XVI: Part II

The Immaculate Conception of Mary, according to the thought of Pope Benedict XVI, takes form in relation to the espousals of Christ and the Church. The Church becomes holy and immaculate to the degree that it is an extension of Mary, its pre-eminent member. This is...

The “Franciscan Thesis” and Pope Benedict XVI: Part I

The Immaculate Conception of Mary, according to the thought of Pope Benedict XVI, takes form in relation to the espousals of Christ and the Church. The Church becomes holy and immaculate to the degree that it is an extension of Mary, its pre-eminent member. This is...

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