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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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Calvin did not like appealing to any tradition or authority other than Scripture. He asserts that the Bible teaches that all have sinned and that all continue to sin, and on that basis each facet of Mariology falls down like dominoes (except perpetual virginity, which he neither defends nor denies based on what he perceives as Scriptural silence). In ...


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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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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 in the state of sanctifying grace and was free from the corrupt nature that original sin brings. Mary therefore says: Luke 1:47 and my ...


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There are two facets to the answer, one regarding the nature of the sin offering itself, and one regarding Mary’s motivations for making the offering. In summary, in Israel, so-called “sin” offerings were offered for transgressions agains the ritual law, not so much for offenses against the moral law. Moreover, just as Jesus submitted himself to the ...


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The Catholic "tradition" is just that. It is not an official teaching or doctrine, but rather something one is free to believe. The Church does not take a physiological stance on whether or not Mary experienced pain during child birth. But to understand where this tradition came from, we have to go back to the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve sinned, God ...


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It's important to distinguish between three different, but related, beliefs: Belief in the sinlessness of Mary (that is, that she never actually committed a sin) Belief in the sanctification of Mary (that is, that she was through the intervention of God cleansed of original sin) Belief in the immaculate conception of Mary (that this sanctification occurred ...


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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 §1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation....


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No. Mary's freedom from sin since the point of conception, which Catholics celebrate as The Immaculate Conception, was affirmed in a Papal Constitution by Pope Pius IX. In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary "in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege ...


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Firstly, it should be noted that not all Protestants reject the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is not as though there is a uniform Protestant doctrine that strictly states the Immaculate Conception to be false (if there is I am unaware of it). Martin Luther himself defended the Immaculate Conception: But the other conception, namely the ...


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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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St. Thomas's views on the Immaculate Conception went through three phases.cf. also ch. 2, art. 2, § "St. Thomas and the Immaculate Conception" of Mother of the Saviour and Our Interior Life by Fr. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. Phase 1: clear support of it St. Thomas's clearest support of the Immaculate Conception is in his commentary (1252-6) on Peter ...


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No, Mormons do not believe that. The doctrine was never submitted to the councils of the Priesthood nor to the church for approval or ratification, and was never formally or otherwise accepted by the church. It is therefore in no sense binding upon the Church. Brigham Young's "bare mention" was "without indubitable evidence and authority being given of ...


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No; it is not possible to hold such a belief without being considered either heretical, or at least withdrawn from full communion with the Catholic Church. On 29 June 1998, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a document which discussed what teachings of the Catholic Church must be held by all Catholics. Section 11 of this document provides ...


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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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Extensive biblical and traditional material advocating for Mary's painless childbirth can be found from "The Virginity of Our Lady in Partu". Many Protestants reject this teaching, but most are unaware of it entirely. I don't know the status of this teaching among Protestant theologians. The image of light passing through glass seems to originate in the ...


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Was Mary's Immaculate Conception Absolutely Necessary for our Salvation? The short answer is no. Our salvation was guarantied by Our lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. The Catholic Church believes that it was not absolutely or intrinsically necessary for the Blessed Virgin Mary to be sinless; only fitting or appropriate (God making the choice). Thus, ...


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Her painless childbirth follows from these truths of divine revelation: Painful childbirth is one of the punishments of Original Sin (Gen. 3:16: "in travail shalt thou bring forth children"). Mary did not have Original Sin (dogma of the Immaculate Conception). Therefore, Mary did not have a painful childbirth (at least not as a result of Original Sin). ...


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In essence, the Catholic Church takes the position that Paul is not intending to attribute actual sin to every human being that has ever existed. For the benefit of readers not familiar with the Catholic doctrine on sin, the Church distinguishes between actual sin (sometimes also called personal sin), which consists in concrete actions in which a person ...


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The most authoritative explanation of the Immaculate Conception comes from Pope Pius IX's dogmatic definition of it in Ineffabilis Deus (1854): We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the ...


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There are at least several ways that this is explained. Here are three common ones. One approach, taken by early and medieval theologians before the doctrine of the immaculate conception was widely held, is described by Thomas Aquinas: As Augustine says (Gen. ad lit. x, 20), Christ was in Adam and the other fathers not altogether as we were. For we were ...


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Her being immaculately conceived was not absolutely necessary for Christ's redemption of mankind, but one must at the very least not deny the dogma of the Immaculate Conception if he wishes to be saved. Christ could have made superabundant satisfaction for our sin with one drop of His Precious Blood, as St. Bernard said, so His passion was not necessary in ...


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It is important to note that before the "Edict of Milan" the church was a persecuted Church and the Gospel as well as the traditions passed on by the apostles were spread orally and in many distant geographical areas. After the Edict, Christians under the protection and support of the Emperor Constantine where able to freely practice and articulate those ...


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Of course, in the United States, and in addition to all Sundays, we're obligated to attend Mass on the Holy Days of Obligation. There are six of them, in the United States. Whenever January 1 (Mary, the Holy Mother of God), August 15 (The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), or November 1 (All Saints) falls either on a Saturday or on a Monday, the ...


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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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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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No, they do not. Jesus was born without sin by virtue of being God. Mary, who was conceived in the usual way, would have had to have some other approach to be sinless. After some thought about how that might have occurred, theologians concluded that the soul of the Blessed Virgin, in its creation and infusion into the body, was endowed with the grace of ...


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Thank you for your sincere question! First off, you are correct. The Journal of Discourses is not cannonized scripture and not considered doctrine (https://www.lds.org/topics/journal-of-discourses?lang=eng) The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a compilation of sermons and other ...


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The Blessed Virgin Mary's immaculate conception was not due to the merits of St. Joachim but to "a special grace and privilege of God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ" (Ineffabilis Deus). Also, St. Thomas writes (Summa Theologica suppl. q. 41 a. 3 arg. 3) that the marriage act is always connected with concupiscenceactus matrimonialis habet ...


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