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To: marshmallow

>>Important to the Church Fathers, certainly. <<

Why?

Seriously. Why is it so important for some to believe that Mary was perpetually virgin? What Christian precepts does it nullify if she had relations with Joseph after Jesus’ birth?


26 posted on 12/23/2010 11:46:41 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy
Seriously. Why is it so important for some to believe that Mary was perpetually virgin? What Christian precepts does it nullify if she had relations with Joseph after Jesus’ birth?

Translation: I didn't read St. Jerome's words.

If a Doctor of the Church holds no water for you, I fear I have little chance.

49 posted on 12/23/2010 12:05:26 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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