Huh, this teaching is only 150 years old? Good to know.
posted on 12/07/2003 5:49:27 PM PST
posted on 12/07/2003 6:11:47 PM PST
(Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
Not exactly. The Church has always taught that Mary was "full of grace," as the Gospel states, and her purity. The earliest Church Fathers taught on the nature of Mary. However, it wasn't dogmatized until almost 150 years ago. Part of this was the fact that so many in the secular and pagan world challenged Mary's blessed nature.
posted on 12/07/2003 6:53:11 PM PST
("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid" - Benjamin Franklin)
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