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  • Perpetual virginity

    03/12/2016 9:36:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 1,123 replies ^ | 03-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Perpetual virginity 3/9/2016 Question: I am a lifelong and devout Catholic and have always considered Mary to be ever virgin. But recently, I read in my Bible that Joseph had no relations with Mary “before” she bore a son (Mt 1:25). Now, I wonder if our belief does not contradict the Bible.— Eugene DeClue, Festus, Missouri Answer: The Greek word “heos,” which your citation renders “before,” is more accurately translated “until,” which can be ambiguous without a wider context of time. It is true, in English, the usual sense of “until” is that I am doing or not doing something...
  • Mary's Virginity

    04/07/2015 11:37:31 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 197 replies
    In Plain Site ^ | Dan Corner
    MARY'S VIRGINITYThe Bible gives us many ways whereby we can clearly identify the Messiah. One of these ways is called a "sign" and is specifically linked to his miraculous birth. In the Book of Isaiah we read: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Isa. 7:14, KJV). Along with many other Scriptures, that passage clearly points us to the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, who was born of a "virgin". But even among those who agree that Mary was a virgin, at that...
  • Essays for Lent: Mary Ever-Virgin

    03/24/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 105 replies · 48+ views ^ | 200 | Sebastian R. Fama
      Mary Ever-Virginby Sebastian R. Fama Some say that Mary had children other than Jesus.  They cite several passages of Scripture that supposedly say as much.  One example is Matthew 1:24-25, which reads, "When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.  He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus." The word "until" seems to indicate that after the birth of Jesus there were normal marital relations.  However, the Greek word heos (ἕως) which is translated as until, does not imply...
  • Mary: Mother of God?

    01/11/2012 7:34:56 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1,750 replies
    What Does the Bible say? ^ | 01/11/2012 | Bro. Lev Humphries,
    Mary: Mother of God? This article is prompted by an ad in the Parade Magazine titled: "Mary Mother of God: What All Mankind Should Know." The offer was made for a free pamphlet entitled "Mary Mother of Jesus" with this explanation: "A clear, insightful pamphlet explains the importance of Mary and her role as Mother of God." This is quite a claim, to say the least! Nowhere in the Bible is Mary said to be the mother of God. I touched on this subject in a series on "Mary Co-Redeemer with Christ" printed recently. Question: If Mary is the Mother...
  • An argument FOR Perpetual Virginity from Epiphanius of Salamis

    08/28/2008 9:21:36 AM PDT · by Ottofire · 45 replies · 203+ views
    Beggars All ^ | TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 | James Swan
    An argument FOR Perpetual Virginity from Epiphanius of Salamis (1) I finally had some time to closely work through the argumentation in favor of Mary's perpetual virginity from Epiphanius of Salamis (310/320-403). I'd like to present some of his arguments. With the one below, I'm not going to comment on it, but let it stand as it is. The argument though concludes, "the holy Virgin cannot have had marital relations." 12.1 But if we need to take the matter [Mary's perpetual virginity] up from another point of view, let's examine the findings of the naturalists. They say that a lioness...
  • He's An Only Child -- A response to a Protestant argument against Mary's perpetual virginity

    06/23/2003 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 371 replies · 393+ views
    Envoy Magazine ^ | Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J.
    He's an Only ChildA bogus Greek argument against Mary's perpetual virginity is making the rounds.By Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J.Recently, in some Internet discussion groups, a few Protestant apologists have been expending quite a bit of energy trying to refute the Catholic doctrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary's perpetual virginity. "Ho hum", you might be saying to yourself. "What's new or interesting about that? The 'Mary-had-other-children' canard has been effectively demolished by Catholic apologists a hundred times over. Who cares about this latest twist on a worn-out claim?" My reaction, each time Professor McCrossen ranted about this, was: What's...