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Mary Mother of God

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 17, 2022 / 10:00 am Nearly 60 years ago, Vatican II recognized several titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But it focused on one in particular: “Mother.” On Oct. 11, the Catholic Church marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second …

The title “Mother of God” goes back to the third or fourth century, but the Greek term Theotokos (“The God-bearer”) was officially consecrated as Catholic doctrine at the Council of Ephesus in 431, thus becoming the first Marian dogma. At the end of the Council of Ephesus, crowds of people marched through …