The Catholic Church teaches Mary, from the moment of conception, was free from original sin by the grace of Jesus. If this is true (which I do hold), then why does God not create everyone free from original sin?

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    Um - with all respect, I’m confused by this doctrine. Original sin is the vehicle for our salvation. If God wants to forgive us based on the righteousness of Christ, the only way he can do that is by balancing this imputed righteousness out by declaring us guilty on the basis of Adam’s guilt.. If you take Adam’s guilt away… there is no vehicle remaining for God to forgive us AND to remain completely just… Does this declaration of being free from original sin also result in a completely sin-free life? If no, how is such a person to be declared righteousness..?
    – user56152
    Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 17:34
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    @ashely I think salvation gets a little to mixed up with the doctrine. The Immaculate Conception is a doctrine that Mary was given a singular grace at the moment of her conception to not do what the rest of us are apt to do. This was also the saving work of Jesus (working backward in time, I guess). Given that the Immaculate Conception doesn't mean Mary didn't have freewill, this is a pretty interesting question. I hope the answer isn't "because He wants to see us squirm"
    – Peter Turner
    Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 17:50
  • This question needs to be applied to Adam, not to humanity generally. The creature (Eve and Adam) went astray because they were creature. The uncreated came into the world (of woman) and his entrance was not of natural generation. The second humanity was a quickening spirit.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 19:08
  • This question should be phrased in a way that lead to an objective answer. Rather than asking "why can't God" it should be phrased something like "According to Catholicism why only Mary was freed from original sin?" Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 19:33
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    Related and a possible duplicate: If God could make Mary sinless, why not anybody else?
    – Ken Graham
    Commented Oct 29, 2021 at 9:07