Snippets from the Past
Admittedly it is an exceptional case, and these hard cases make difficult law. However, without being dogmatic about it at the moment, as there are finer points still to be dealt with, we must accept the natural relationship which exists between the mother and her child.
There were some who once held that Mary did not suffer death since death is the punishment of sin, and Mary being without sin, could not die. But Mary could not have had privileges above her Divine Son. Her privileges depended upon her divine motherhood. Her Son died, therefore she also died. Her Son was human as well as Divine, Mary was His mother.
"A gentleman is a man who is clean inside and outside, who neither looks up to the rich nor down on the poor, who can lose without squealing, who can win without bragging, who is considerate to women, children, and old people, who is too brave to lie, too generous to cheat, and too sensible to loaf, who takes his share of the world's goods and lets other people take theirs."
The Malayan Catholic Newsletter, August 13, 1950. page 7
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CHURCH IN KOREA
It is an extraordinary fact, unique indeed in the history of the Church, that it was not missionaries who first carried Christ's teaching to the Koreans.