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The Catholic Church teaches that Mary's immaculate conception was made possible by Christ's sacrifice --- just like any graces that we get. Specifically, the decree "Ineffabilis Deus", in which Pope Pius IX defined the dogma of the immaculate conception, states the dogma as follows: "The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her ...


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According to Catholicism, how was Mary born without original sin? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:35 The idea that the Virgin Mary was Immaculately conceived and ...


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Immaculate Conception: Why was it necessary for our Salvation? It's not. What Jesus born of a virgin, Yes. Did Jesus walk on water? Yes. Being born of a virgin and walking on water has nothing to do with our salvation but both happened. Was Mary a without sin? No evidence supports this. This claim is only philosophical in nature. God indwells sinful ...


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Not a Church Father, possibly not a Church writer, but good enough for Mel Gibson, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich had a vision that was recorded in "The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary". Wherein it is written: All that has so far been recorded of the blessing given to Joachim and Anna is compiled from visions and reminiscences of Catherine ...


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The idea of "no pain in birth" sources generally to the Infancy Gospel of James. And to those like Marcion, Valentinus, Apelles, and others who taught various ideas about Jesus' flesh. These were the docetists. Here's the Infancy Gospel of James. [19]Then said Salome: As the Lord my God liveth, unless I thrust in my finger, and search the parts, ...


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