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  • Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent, study finds

    12/18/2013 2:56:35 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/2013 | Reuters
    Nearly 1 percent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain's BMJ medical journal. The authors of "Like a virgin (mother)" - whose prose is devoid of irony - say such scientifically impossible claims show researchers must use care in interpreting self-reported behavior. Fallible memory, beliefs and wishes can cause people to err in what they tell scientists. Based on interviews with 7,870 women and girls ages 15 to 28, 45 of the 5,340 pregnancies in this group through the...
  • Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover ChildrenĀ’s Cells Living in MothersĀ’ Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / ŠŠ½Š°ŃŃ‚Š°ŃŠøя ŠŸŠ¾ŠæŠ¾Š²Š° ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • A Biblical Basis for the "Immaculate Conception"?

    12/08/2011 8:03:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 193 replies
    AO Ministries ^ | 1991 | James White
    A Biblical Basis for the "Immaculate Conception"? A Review and Rebuttal of Patrick Madrid's Article "Ark of the New Covenant" in "This Rock" magazine, December 1991. by James White Catholic Answers has some interesting ways of grabbing your attention. By placing the beginning paragraph or two of the lead article of their monthly magazine, This Rock, on the very cover of the work, they draw your attention into reading the rest of the article. True to form, the December, 1991 edition sported Pat Madrid's article, "Ark of the New Covenant" with the interesting lead in, "His face stiffened, and his...
  • The Corona of the Immaculate Conception [Catholic Caucus]

    12/05/2011 3:43:46 AM PST · by Claud · 7 replies
    Letters from Hoquessing ^ | 12/1/2011 | Claud
    As we approach the patronal feast day of the United States, it's the perfect time to mention a beautiful devotion to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The Corona of the Immaculate Conception is a chaplet composed by a Jesuit priest who was one of North America's great explorers: Father Jacques Marquette. Unfortunately, the Corona is not very well known. There's another, better known devotion called the "Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception" written by St. John Berchmanns. But in terms of authorship and historical context, Marquette's Corona has a special significance for Americans and Canadians. Let's set the stage with...
  • Mary, Worthy of Honor But a Sinner in Need of a Savior

    03/20/2011 12:54:27 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 65 replies
    Was Mary, Jesus' mother and wife of Joseph, immaculately conceived, i.e., free of original sin from conception? If we accept the teaching of the Scriptures we must answer, "No". The Bible is not ambiguous on this subject as the inspired writer, the apostle of Christ, Paul, wrote at Romans 5:12: "Well then, sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned".(JB) Mary was part of the human race and grew old and died just as Paul wrote. As The Catholic Encyclopedia, under the...
  • Artist Sculps Barack Obama’s Rear, Calls It “The Immaculate Conception” (A Wanker original)

    08/03/2010 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies · 108+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 8/03/10 | Chris Davis
    Artist Sculps Barack Obama’s Rear, Calls It “The Immaculate Conception” Famed Sculptor, Christopher Wanker, has had his hands on one rear or another for years now—sculpting a lifeless rear, and bringing it to the brink of artistic perfection. Until now, there has always been something missing, something that has left him empty inside, searching for the next creation of perfection. Now, however, the sculptor has created perfection personified. He has sculpted the rear of Barack Obama. It’s so perfect that Wanker is calling it “The Immaculate Conception.” Many argue that the art is in bad taste, but Wanker points out...
  • I Love that Woman! My Unworthy Reflections on The Immaculate Conception

    12/08/2008 6:45:30 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 965+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 12-08-06 | Tom O'Toole
    Today's feast day is more than Pope Pius IX's 1854 infallible proclamation, as important as that Dogma was and is. Today's feast day, which issues not only from the Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus but its echo at the Grotto in Lourdes four years later, demonstrates that the Virgin Mary, with all Her wonderful titles, wants to be known by that name. And the reason is not so much that she was conceived without sin, but that through her humility before God She continued without sin until the day She was assumed into Heaven. It is for this reason Her...
  • Mary Immaculate: Patroness of the United States [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/07/2008 6:51:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies · 2,101+ views
    Archdioces of Chicago.org ^ | 2004 | Francis Cardinal George, OMI
      Mary, mother of Jesus, as the Immaculate Conception. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Museo del Prado.  Mary Immaculate:Patroness of the United StatesA patron is like a sponsor, someone who takes responsibility for another, who protectsanother. Catholics rely on our patron saints not only to inspire our lives by their examplebut also to pray for us and protect us in our life of grace. A patron looks out for us, sometimesin ways we don’t always recognize.  Mary Immaculate was officially declared thepatroness of the United States in 1847. A year earlier, the U.S. bishops had written to theCatholics of this country: We...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-06, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception, B. Virgin Mary

    12/08/2006 8:03:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies · 591+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-08-06 | New American Bible
    December 8, 2006 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Friday 48 Reading 1Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate...
  • Catholic Caucus: Holy Days of Obligation

    02/01/2006 8:59:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 6,170+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not available | Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.,
    Holy Days of Obligation, Or Holy Days of Opportunity Holy days are usually regarded in terms of obligation and imposition. But should they not be considered even more as graced times of opportunity to mark a special mystery of our faith? In recent years, holy days have come in for a good deal of discussion, evaluation and renewal. As early as the fourth century, St. John Chrysostom was concerned about the celebration of holy days in Constantinople. This Father and Doctor of the Church commented in a homily that "many people celebrate the holy days and know their names: but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-05, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception/Bld Virgin Mary

    12/08/2005 8:27:21 AM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies · 557+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-08-05 | New American Bible
    December 8, 2005Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Thursday 52 Reading IGn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”The...
  • Pope Benedict XVI's Letter to Spanish Bishops: 19 May 2005

    06/08/2005 7:16:01 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 598+ views
    The Holy See ^ | 5/19/2005 | Pope Benedict XVI
    LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF NUESTRA SEŃORA DEL PILAR OF SARAGOSSA Beloved Brothers in the Episcopate, Dear Priests and Deacons, Men and Women Religious and Catholic faithful of Spain, I am pleased to address my cordial greeting to you and I spiritually join you on the national pilgrimage to the Shrine of Nuestra Seńora del Pilar of Saragossa, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the definition of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and to renew the consecration of Spain to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which took...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-04-05, Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    06/04/2005 7:01:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies · 432+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-04-05 | New American Bible
    June 4, 2005Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Psalm: Saturday 25 Reading ITb 12:1, 5-15, 20 Tobit called his son Tobiah and said to him,"Son, see to it that you give what is due to the manwho made the journey with you; give him a bonus too."So he called Raphael and said,"Take as your wages half of all that you have brought back,and go in peace." Raphael called the two men aside privately and said to them:"Thank God! Give him the praise and the glory.Before all the living,acknowledge the many good things he has done for you,by blessing and...
  • Catholic Encyclopedia: Immaculate Conception (The Doctrine and Its Roots)

    12/08/2004 8:44:05 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 879+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 1910 edition | Frederick G. Holweck
    (Excerpts from the Catholic Encyclopedia entry) Immaculate Conception THE DOCTRINE In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary "in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin." PROOF FROM SCRIPTURE Genesis 3:15 No direct or categorical and stringent proof of the dogma can be brought forward from Scripture. But the first scriptural passage which contains the promise of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-04, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception, Bld. Virgin Mary

    12/08/2004 8:15:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 442+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-08-04 | New American Bible
    December 8, 2004Solemnity of the Immaculate Conceptionof the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading IGen 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then asked...
  • O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse to Thee

    12/08/2004 5:12:18 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 10 replies · 386+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | December 8, 2004 | Thomas A. Droleskey
                           December 8, 2004 O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse to Thee by Thomas A. Droleskey Words are so inadequate to communicate the beauty of the great feast of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception. As we begin the second week of Advent, the Church gives us a chance to meditate upon the great mystery of God 's Redemptive Love as He fashioned His own Mother in the womb of her Mother Saint Ann. Yes, as we continue to use Advent to reflect on the many comings of Christ in our lives--as well as His...
  • Ineffabilis Deus: 8 December 1854 (Dogma of the Immaculate Conception)

    12/06/2004 8:15:10 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 28 replies · 1,455+ views
    EWTN ^ | 1854 | Blessed Pope Pius IX
    INEFFABILIS DEUS (The Immaculate Conception) Pope Pius IX Apostolic Constitution issued on December 8, 1854.God Ineffable—whose ways are mercy and truth, whose will is omnipotence itself, and whose wisdom "reaches from end to end mightily, and orders all things sweetly"—having foreseen from all eternity the lamentable wretchedness of the entire human race which would result from the sin of Adam, decreed, by a plan hidden from the centuries, to complete the first work of his goodness by a mystery yet more wondrously sublime through the Incarnation of the Word. This he decreed in order that man who, contrary to...
  • Your Praises We Sing [150th Anniversary]

    12/05/2003 2:41:01 PM PST · by ex-snook · 6 replies · 146+ views
    Knight of Columbus ^ | December 2003 | Bill Dodds
        |   Your Praises We Sing   by Bill DoddsOn the eve of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, a look at Mary's singular honor. In this article: St. Anne, St. Joachim and the Unborn Mary Lessons from the Bible and the Catechism Serious Doubts by Serious Saints St. Bernadette's Contribution   Scour the Old and New Testaments and you'll find no definitive word on Mary's being conceived without the stain of original sin.  Pore over the writings of early Christian theologians known as Church Fathers, or later saints and...
  • Eastern Christianity and the Immaculate Conception (Q&A From EWTN)

    12/05/2003 1:11:28 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 954+ views
    EWTN ^ | 11/04/2003 | Anthony Dragani
    Immaculate Conception Question from Dan on 10-29-2003:Anthony, Thanks for you time and effort. Its a blessing. I was wondering do the Eastern Catholics accept the teaching on the Immucalute Concepation? Thanks! Answer by Anthony Dragani on 11-04-2003:Dan, Thank you for the kind words. Concerning the Eastern Catholic understanding of the Immaculate Conception, I will offer a very brief summary of the issue. First, the theological seeds of the Immaculate Conception originated in the East, and were later spread to the West. Since the earliest centuries the Eastern Churches have celebrated "St. Anne's Conception of the Theotokos," on December 9. Only...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-02, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/09/2002 5:56:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies · 355+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-09-02 | New American Bible
    December 9, 2002Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Monday Week 52 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Families Schools Adults Reading IGn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me_she...