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Two of the three dogmas defined by the Roman Catholic Church since the Council of Trent (1545-63) have concerned the Virgin Mary: her Immaculate Conception (1854) and her Assumption into heaven (1950).* Last week the Very Rev. John A. Flynn, president of Catholic St. John's University in Brooklyn, told a Marian Year convocation that the Virgin might be due for still further doctrinal recognition within the next 100 years or so. It is "not unlikely," he said, that Mary will be "proclaimed in a definition of doctrine as Co-Redemptrix of the human race, that next the dogma of Mediatrix of all...

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