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  • Pope highlights Mary's role as 'woman of the apocalypse'

    12/27/2011 8:24:19 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 697 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/28/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2011 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the biblical description of a “woman clothed with the sun” in his remarks at Rome's Spanish Steps on the 2011 Feast of the Immaculate Conception. “What is the meaning of this image? It represents the Church and Our Lady at the same time,” the Pope told the crowd assembled before the nearby statue commemorating the 1854 definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception. “Before all, the 'woman' of the apocalypse is Mary herself.” The 12th chapter of the Biblical Apocalypse – also known as the Book of...
  • Why do we believe in the Immaculate Conception?

    09/21/2004 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Tantumergo · 375 replies · 4,632+ views
    2nd March 2003 | Deacon Augustine
    In discussing why we believe in the Immaculate Conception, it’s important to understand what the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is and what it is not. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father; but that is the Virgin Birth. Others think the Immaculate Conception means Mary was conceived "by the power of the Holy Spirit," in the way Jesus was, but that, too, is incorrect. The Immaculate Conception means that Mary, whose conception was brought about in the normal way, was conceived without original sin or its stain...