To begin exploring some of the points raised in the combox of my recent post, Two Paths, I would like to start with the question of, “Why Mary?” What does it really mean for us that Mary is Mediatrix? Why is it necessary?
Father Steven Scheier, in conversation with Mother Angelica, can tell us why. Forty-two very sobering minutes of conversation, in which Father Scheier describes how he lived for many years as a priest in a less-than-edifying manner, until he had an accident, a near-death experience, and an intervention by Our Blessed Mother.
I know forty-two minutes is a long time, but Father Scheier was facing eternity. We know, as did he, that Divine Mercy is very real, but he found out that Divine Justice is also. I hope you will be able to find time to Watch the Video. If it doesn’t open here for any reason, you can find it on the website of Father Tommy Lane, S.S.L., S.T.D., Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.