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Credit to H3br3wHamm3r81 who actually found this link. According to Catholic Answers, it was because of God's salvation that she was able to be born sinless and remain sinless. Paraphrasing, God saved her pre-emptively, preventing (or perhaps keeping/preserving) her from sinning in the first place, something no human could do without God's protective ...


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Q. Biblical Basis for Biblical literalists: A. None. Catholics believe that Mary is a type prefigured in the Old Testament of the Ark of the Covenant. The basis for this belief is rooted in scripture as firmly as Mary is rooted in scripture. God created His mother, and in so doing He created His mother as a fit dwelling place, like the Holy of Holies. ...


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I was reluctant to post this answer in view of a good answer posted by @David but thought it would be better if it is clarified a little more. The essence of original sin consists in the deprivation of sanctifying grace, and its stain is a corrupt nature. Mary was preserved from these defects by God's grace; from the first instant of her existence she was ...


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what is so much more superlative about having the requirement to attend Mass abrogated every few years on one day for one feast Code of Canon Law which guides Feast Days says the following: 1246 ยง1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of ...


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The Bible doesn't itself have anything to say on the subject of Mary's conception (or birth), so the idea must have come from an outside tradition. I argued in a related question that Mary's honor needed to be defended at a very early stage in the Church's history. But the Immaculate Conception doctrine came much later. However, the doctrine seems to ...


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The earliest Christian writings outside the bible are from what are called the Church Fathers, from around the middle of the second century onwards for a few hundred years. On the Immaculate Conception explicitly, the earliest would appear to be Hippolytus and Origen: He [Jesus] was the ark formed of incorruptible wood. For by this is signified that His ...


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Did Mary realize that she was sinless before the Annunciation? No. If I cannot remember my sins, the only reasonable conclusion is that I forgot my sins, or that I was ignorant of having sinned, not that I was without sin. The same is true of Mary. She could not have known that her life so far had been free of sin, even if she could not remember any sins. ...


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There seems to be a thin line of differences between Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy on the doctrine of Immaculate conception and seems to be in relation to the interpretation of doctrine of Original sin as seen here. I though find hardly any difference between these two views, after reading this article. Here this work however indicate that ...


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Immaculate Conception That teaching is known as the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It means that she was conceived without original sin and had no inclination to sin as a result of original sin, she had freewill, but was as we will be (hopefully) in Heaven, following our intellect and not our passions. The Immaculate Conception 490 ...


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In a "Short Catechism on Mary" French Cardinal Charles Journet wrote: Q. How do we know the Virgin Mary never committed any sin A. If the had committed even the slightest sin, she could not truly be called full of grace, neither would she have been the Worthy Mother of God So, in one sense, if she pondered what the Angel called her, "full of ...


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Well it's not any Sunday but a Sunday in advent. So the Sunday takes precedence over a solemnity. Can't understand why it doesn't move to Saturday though. Introduction to Divine Office says that's what should happen.


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What was the reasoning? There are many reasons given by the Church Fathers. Some of them are: Mary is the new Eve. Since Jesus is the new Adam (Romans 5:12-18), Mary is the new eve foretold in Genesis 3:15. God foretold that she would be eternally at enmity with the evil serpent. So if she was touched by sin then this enmity will not be possible. She is ...


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A large part of the reason that Catholics say Mary was born without original sin is that original sin is inherited, so Jesus would have inherited it from her. I don't know about universally, but the majority of protestants would reject this reasoning because it would imply that Mary's parents and their parents and so on were all free from original sin. We do ...


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There is no specific doctrine for this, but I think it can be answered logically with the help of scripture verses and with the doctrine of Immaculate Conception which teaches that Mary was sinless and remained so always. The question whether Mary knew that she was sinless is hard to know because the question seeks the answer from the perception of person ...


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Read Jude 1:24-25 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion, and power, both now and forever, Amen. Jude 1:24-25 KJV Mary was saved because her Savior prevented her from falling into sin. "Full of ...



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