Roman Catholics: Not to Herself, but to God


Martin Luther has been spoken of before in St. Peter's Basilica; last week, for the first time, he was mentioned favorably. At the Vatican Council, bolstering his argument to give the Virgin Mary a new title of honor, Polish Archbishop Josef Gawlina cited Luther's devotion to her and quoted him as saying, in his exposition of St. John's Gospel, that "she does not want to lead us to herself but, through herself, to God."

Discussion of Mary's relationship to the church was the session's first contro versial order of business, after an impressive solemn pontifical Mass concelebrated by Pope Paul...

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