In honour of the Blessed Virgin, we might peruse Pope Saint John Paul II’s encyclical on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, which he promulgated on the 25th anniversary of the beginning of his pontificate, October 16th, 2002, about the same time as he re-instituted this memorial of the Holy Name of Mary.
Our society needs prayers – besides our own intercession for ourselves, so to speak – and a brief glance at the news gives ample material. To paraphrase Cardinal Newman, if there is one aspect of God’s divine revelation that seems self-evident, it is the doctrine of original sin and

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