3 Ways Catholic Radio Teaches About Our Blessed Mother
Written by catholicradio on August 1, 2023
“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” – Luke 1:28
Catholic radio broadcasts daily Mass, homilies and sermons, and a multitude of daily programs and call-in shows. The goal is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and teach truths of the Catholic faith. This includes references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the magisterium, and various doctrines and dogmas.
Sometimes Catholics and non-Catholics alike have an incomplete or even erroneous understanding of tenets of the Catholic faith or what the Church teaches. Catholic radio is a helpful aide to help dispel confusion and teach the Truth. In particular, here are three ways Catholic radio teaches about our Blessed Mother:
Catholic Radio Teaches About Our Blessed Mother in Sacred Scripture
There are many ideas and beliefs about Mary but some are false and not found in the bible. Not only that, in studying Sacred Scripture it is revealed that Mary is referred to from Genesis to Revelation in what is called the “protoevangelium”. There is a thread throughout Sacred Scripture that ties Mary to Jesus in salvation history. These clarifications are made on Catholic radio.
Through the liturgical year, Mass readings as well as feasts and solemnities are discussed. Program hosts and priests preachings sermons quote and explain scripture. They also educate listeners about Mary’s importance among all women in being selected as Jesus’ mother, her significance in the miracle at Cana, and how Jesus gave her to us all at the foot of the cross.
The Blessed Mother Is Studied In the Catechism on Catholic Radio
The doctrines and dogmas of Mary are explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Several church councils over almost 2000 years, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, defined divinely revealed truths. Although today “doctrine” and “dogma” are sometimes used interchangeably, the important point is that there are five.
Because the Holy Spirit remains active in the Church, our human understanding of eternal truths continues to be illuminated. Catholic radio programs explain the meaning of such truths, give historical background, and point to the Church Fathers and councils that brought these to light over time.
“…The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship….honored with the title of ‘Mother of God’….This very special devotion differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit….” (CCC, 971)
In particular, the Church teaches that worship is only reserved for the Holy Trinity. Mary is not a deity, not a goddess, and never to be worshipped. She is given honor and reverence but is not equal to God. This point is constantly clarified and reiterated on Catholic radio.
The Teachings of Sacred Tradition Are Discussed on Catholic Radio, Including a Focus on Our Blessed Mother
One of the treasures of our Catholic faith is learning about Mary through Sacred Tradition. Many Christian denominations refer to the Bible as the only and final authority on matters of faith and morals. However, this is an incomplete understanding of how the Bible was put together over a period of centuries.
In the meantime, it was the passing on of tradition that transmitted salvation history and later, the words and actions of Our Lord to the next generations. An area of particular richness is venerating Mary under various titles due to historical events, places, miracles, and approved apparitions.
Catholic Radio Is a Source of Truth in What the Catholic Church Teaches, Especially About Our Blessed Mother
Mary is our spiritual mother, and she intercedes for us. The Hail Mary is based on words from Scripture. The Catechism explains what the Church teaches. Tradition fills in the gaps and draws our hearts into theological mysteries.
When you listen to Catholic radio, you can feel secure in knowing that every program is faithful to Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and adheres to the teachings of the Magisterium (teaching body) of the Catholic Church. This includes everything related to our Blessed Mother.