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To: HarleyD

LOL. Mary and her role in God’s plan, her status as the sinless, perpetual Virgin has been accepted from the Apostles through today by the vast majority of Christians. Splinter sects deny these accepted Truths and word warble about details (and squabble amongst themselves over those details), but mainstream Christendom has NEVER accepted anything less than the Truth.

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Scripture text: Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition

Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum,
et exsultávit spíritus meus
in Deo salvatóre meo,
quia respéxit humilitátem
ancíllæ suæ.

Ecce enim ex hoc beátam
me dicent omnes generatiónes,
quia fecit mihi magna,
qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericórdia eius in progénies
et progénies timéntibus eum.
Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo,
dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui;
depósuit poténtes de sede
et exaltávit húmiles.
Esuriéntes implévit bonis
et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Ísrael púerum suum,
recordátus misericórdiæ,
sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,
Ábraham et sémini eius in sæcula.

Glória Patri et Fílio
et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio,
et nunc et semper,
et in sæcula sæculórum.

Amen.


14 posted on 12/12/2010 11:12:36 AM PST by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: narses
Mary and her role in God’s plan, her status as the sinless, perpetual Virgin has been accepted from the Apostles through today by the vast majority of Christians.

I see nothing in the infallible word of God that supports this. John, who took care of Mary after our Lord's death on the cross, stated:

and

I don't see an exclusion for Mary and please keep in mind these statements were made well after his care of Mary. Clearly he would not have made such a careless remark.

As far as extraneous writings written hundreds of years after the events, one has to remember that only the scriptures have been declared infallible by the Church. Everything else is prone to error.

Splinter sects deny these accepted Truths and word warble about details (and squabble amongst themselves over those details), but mainstream Christendom has NEVER accepted anything less than the Truth.

My, my. How we have lost our ecumenicalism, haven't we?

16 posted on 12/12/2010 12:01:58 PM PST by HarleyD
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