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Mary in the News: May 11, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


U.D. Virtual Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2020

This semester presented a unique situation for the University of Dayton (U.D.) and its Spring Commencement ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.  U.D. supplemented on-site ceremonies planned for later with a virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Two students at the International Marian Research Institute were recognized for earning their degrees at 2 p.m.: Keith Jiron (STL); and Father Giuseppe Corradi, OSM (STD).

Spring 2020 Graduation Program

Virtual Ceremony [YouTube video recorded from 5/9/20 webcast]

Mary in Media: Books, Films, Music, etc.

Bob and Jeanne Berney’s Picturehouse Release, Fatima, to Rise in Theaters This Summer

Marco Pontecorvo's film, Fatima, the first title to be released by Bob and Jeanne Berney's revived Picturehouse, is going wide in 1,000 runs on Aug. 14, 2020, Deadline has learned.

The faith-based movie about the Virgin Mary's appearance to a ten-year-old shepherd and her two cousins in Fátima, Portugal, was acquired by Picturehouse back in October, in Bob Berney's first big move post-Amazon where he served as Head of Marketing and Distribution.  Fatima was originally scheduled for an April 24, 2020 release.  However, this was delayed due to the exhibition shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic....

[N.B. On a separate note also related to Fatima, Saint Albert the Great Catholic parish in Kettering, Ohio will host a Drive-In Rosary Rally in the church parking lot starting at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020]

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Marian Events

Registration for Online MSA Conference May 12-14 2020 Now Open!

This year presents a unique situation for the MSA and its annual meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic.  They are moving forward with the 2020 conference in an online format.  Further details and links to access the MSA meeting will be sent to those who register ahead of the meeting.  

As a way to make the MSA more visible and to engage potential new members, this year's conference will be free of charge.  Please share with your colleagues and those you believe might be interested in attending.  

Please direct individuals to the MSA website where they can find more information.

Register online

If you have a social media account, please share our social media post about the conference as well.

MSA page on Facebook

We look forward to discussing Mary's cultural and anthropological dimensions next month with all of you.  

Mary in the Catholic Press

Bishops say Our Lady of America apparitions were not supernatural (Catholic News Service), May 7, 2020

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, and five other bishops have concluded that alleged apparitions of Our Lady of America--said to have taken place more than six decades ago--were not of supernatural origin.

While private devotion inspired by reports of the apparitions could continue without harm to the faith, Bishop Rhoades said, it would not be appropriate for any sort of public devotion.

"I must come to the conclusion that the visions and revelations themselves cannot be said to be of supernatural origin in the sense of objective occurrences," Bishop Rhoades said in a final document known as a singular decree, adding that he "cannot approve or support public devotion or cult."  ...

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Mary in the Secular Press

The director and editors of All About Mary under the auspices of the International Marian Research Institute do not necessarily endorse or agree with the events and ideas expressed in this feature.  Our sole purpose is to report on items about Mary gleaned from a myriad of papers representing the secular press.

Fun and Games with Mary (Grapevine) May 2020

The Marian Library has gotten creative!  We invite you to visit the Marian Library website and click on “Fun and Games with Mary.”  We hope you enjoy these online and printable activities.  Please share this resource with your friends and families.

Fun and Games with Mary

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