The following is the second part of a series based on Fulton Sheen’s book, Freedom Under God.
Does freedom exist? Why do we argue about this anyways? Can we really know anything? Is this all a simulation? Questions like these feed the Candy Crush addiction, because questions like these push us towards easier distractions. Yet it remains important because, as a wise man once said, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Unfortunately, this “someplace else” can be awful when led by false liberty; but true liberty remains always available to us.
This pleasant descriptor of Mary used as the title for this article comes from an 1822 poem by William Wordsworth. Wordsworth, however, was a Protestant, but like Martin Luther, he had a profound love for Our Lady. This is a common thread that can be seen outside Catholicism – even Muslims revere Mary as the model woman. Staunch atheists may go on the worst of tirades against Christ, but when the name of Mary is brought up the heart softens. Why is this?
Preserved from the taint of original sin, Mary was pure from the beginning; something most Catholics...
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