“A lay movement called Vox Populi (“Voice of the People”) gathers signed petitions to send to the Pope, seeking to have him officially declare that Mary is Co‑Redemptrix. As of the year 2000, over six million signatures had been sent to him, representing 138 countries and all seven continents. This doctrine is supported by over 40 cardinals and 600 bishops worldwide.”
VOX POPULI is featured in this Mary Ann Collins rant against the Church and is also prominent in the Wikipedia listing on Mariology. Pop Theology strikes again. Calling all theologians: revise this travesty. VOX POPULI has distinguished itself by publishing the condemned works of a Dutch woman whose revelations include a fist-shaking “Mary” demanding that the people force the Vatican to adopt her fifth and “Final Dogma” which is summarized in her title,
“The Lady of All Nations Who Once Was Mary: CoRedemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate.”
VOX POPULI means mob rule. This is the group founded by Franciscan University professor Mark Miravalle, whose publishing arm, Queenship Publishing, propagates the condemned work of Dutch pseudo-seer Ida Peerdeman. It is Peerdeman who proclaimed excommunicated Canadian pseudo-seer Marie Paul Giguere to be the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary. Truth is unitive. This is from the Father of Lies and Murder. Miravalle is also now promoting another Irish “seer” named Anne. It’s all grist for the mill.
When Cardinal Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith he soundly rejected the “Final Dogma” which should have been the last word. It was declared weak, confusing and scandalous to non-believers.
Nobody, not even “Mary” can limit the teaching authority of the Church in telling her there is a “Final Dogma” your work is over go home.
“Mary” would never rule the Church via mob-ocracy; she is subject to the Church as well, seen in her request at Fatima that the bishops consecrate Russia to her care and keeping. She will not act without permission to convert Russia without episcopal approval to do so.
Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate may be apt titles but lousy dogma. All souls are called to cooperate in the salvific work, all are called to be mediators and advocates.
Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate are not specific to Mary, and not reflexive of the nature of Jesus Christ. All Marian dogma more clearly delineates the nature of Jesus Christ. In my understanding, “Mother of God” shows Christ is all God and all Man. “Perpetual Virgin” shows Christ was born to fulfill God’s chosen miracle, virginity being an absolute declared by God in Isaiah 7:14. The Immaculate Conception shows Christ was born free from the Sin of Adam. The Assumption shows Christ obeying the solemn dictum to honor mother and father, Christ as subject to the will of the Father, equal but positionally obedient.
Pius XII was the first to condemn Ida Peerdeman’s writings. The frenzy continues unabated because Miravalle is able to cut-and-paste encyclicals interlaced with “Catholicky” writing extolling the praises of Mary while showing guilt by association–Ida speaks of Mary, saints speak of Mary, the Church speaks of Mary, therefore Miravelle’s “Final Dogma” must be right, right? Wrong.
The Blessed Virgin was given a unique charism in presenting Christ for His circumcision. Through her intercession, let us pray:
Blessed Virgin Mary, pierced with a sword of sorrow “that the thoughts of all may be revealed” expose all thoughts, cleansing them in the fire of love that is your Son Jesus Christ’s Sacred Heart. AMEN
Thank you for this opportunity to clear the air. May the Lord preserve us in loving obedience. BLESSINGS!