The Five (5) Marian Dogmas


What are dogmas?

It is important to have a positive understanding of dogma:

• A dogma proposes truths contained in Divine Revelation or having a necessary connection with it.
• These truths are immediately or mediately grounded in Scripture.

• They reflect not only the full authority of the Church received from Christ but also the Church's tradition, liturgical practice and the faith of the people (sensus fidelium).

• Dogmas are lights on our path of faith. They have binding character, and intellect and heart to a deeper understanding of God's mystery. Read CCC 88-89 (85-95).