Robert Fastiggi

Jan 4, 2023

Mother of All Nations

Immaculate Conception, Virgin Birth, Assumption, and Coronation of Mary

New Books Network 2022

Robert Fastiggi discusses Catholic doctrine about the Immaculate Conception, Virgin Birth, Assumption, and Coronation of Mary, the Mother of God. He also reflects on his participation in ecumenical dialogues on these subjects and explains that many of these principles are shared by our Orthodox and our Protestant brothers and sisters—something many people don’t realize—and presents arguments from Scripture as well. Finally, Professor Fastiggi talks about some of the most famous Marian Apparitions—Guadalupe (1531), Lourdes (1858), and especially Fátima (1917)—and about how faith and reason are at work in our skeptical age.

NB: This episode was recorded on February 23, 2022, on the eve of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine (to which we refer).

  • The film, The Song of Bernadette (1943) is here.

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