Category Archives: Mariology

The Immaculate Virgin Conception of Mary

The dogma of the Immaculate Conception asserts that Mary, the mother of Jesus and so the mother of God, was preserved from inheriting original sin; she was preserved from all of the effects of original sin, in body and soul. … Continue reading

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Against Modern Heresies: the Virgin Mary

It is an irreformable Catholic dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin in the first moment of her Immaculate Conception. And it is also dogma that original sin harms both the body and … Continue reading

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Free Booklet on the Assumption of Mary

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My booklet, Dormition, Resurrection, Assumption, in Kindle format only, will be free from May 8 to May 12, 2017 (Pacific time). Please take advantage of this offer. At the end of her life on earth, the Blessed Virgin Mary died, … Continue reading

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As a pure hypothetical: Was the Virgin Mary able to sin?

The Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from original sin by a singular grace and privilege of God at her Immaculate Conception. She was conceived in the state of grace, and was unfallen in body and soul. Mary was also preserved … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions on the Immaculate Conception

The Dogma Ineffabilis Deus is the Apostolic Constitution issued by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854, which formally defines the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The document begins thusly: “From the very beginning, and … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Virgin Conception of the Virgin Mary

In my book Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, I conclude that the true date of the Immaculate Conception was November 8th. In my booklet The Virginity of Jesus and Mary, I discuss the dogma of the … Continue reading

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The Education of the Blessed Virgin Mary

According to tradition, the mother of our Lord was educated at the Temple of Jerusalem when she was a child. (That’s tradition with a small ‘t’ — not infallible Sacred Tradition, but a human tradition.) The priests of the Temple … Continue reading

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Were Mary and Jesus subject to death?

The Roman Catholic Magisterium infallibly teaches that Mary was assumed into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Magisterium also teaches, non-infallibly, that Mary died and was raised from the dead prior to her Assumption. Then there is … Continue reading

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Proposed: the Hidden Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary is a mediation on the mysteries of Christ’s life. But the Virgin Mary is the most perfect disciple and the most perfect imitator of Christ, and her life, from its very beginning, was a reflection of the mystery … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception and the “foreseen” merits of Jesus Christ

Did the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary occur by virtue of the foreseen merits of Jesus Christ? No, not really. Many authors make this type of assertion. But the actual text of the dogma says “in view of … Continue reading

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Common Errors on the Immaculate Conception

The magisterial teaching on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a dogma. It is an infallible teaching under Papal Infallibility and under the ordinary and universal Magisterium. All infallible magisterial teachings are required beliefs, under pain of … Continue reading

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Immaculate Virgin Conception of Mary

From the first moment of her existence, the Virgin Mary was preserved free from all sin and all tendency towards sin. Yet, the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary was miraculous, not only in that she was preserved free from … Continue reading

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Time, Eternity, Heaven, and God

God is Eternity Everything that God is/does is One Divine Eternal Act. God is Timeless and Placeless. God is everywhere at once and He is beyond Place. God is everywhen at once and He is beyond Time. God is within … Continue reading

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The virgin births of Jesus and Mary

Excerpted from my booklet: The Virginity of Jesus and Mary Some persons claim that the Birth of Christ took place mostly in the usual way, but with a miracle merely to preserve the physical sign of virginity.[1] On the contrary, … Continue reading

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Did Joseph and Mary have a valid Sacrament of Marriage?

There are two types of marriage: 1. natural marriage 2. the Sacrament of Marriage We might further divide natural marriages into those that take place between unbaptized human persons in general, and those that occur between Jews. For the natural … Continue reading

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The death of the Virgin Mary

The non-infallible ordinary Magisterium teaches that Mary died and was resurrected from the dead, prior to her Assumption. The infallible sacred Magisterium teaches that Mary was assumed into Heaven, with body and soul united (alive). 1. infallible teachings require the … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception and the body of Mary

By her Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from all effects of original sin, in body as well as in soul. So not only was she filled with grace from conception, but her body was also preserved from … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Errors on the Immaculate Conception

I’ve written on this subject before, but the article on the Immaculate Conception at Wikipedia keeps changing. And a review of these errors will help clarify the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. One of the general problems with Wikipedia, is … Continue reading

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Are we required by faith to believe that Adam and Eve were two real historical persons?

Yes. To say that Adam and Eve never existed, to say that the human race did not begin with one man and one woman, implies a denial of a number of dogmas. The claim that Adam and Eve never existed, … Continue reading

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The miraculous virgin birth of the Virgin Mary

From the visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: Several days previously, Anne informed Joachim that the time of her delivery was at hand. She sent messengers to her sister Maraha, at Sephoris, also to the widow Enue, Elizabeth’s sister, in … Continue reading

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