08 December 2005

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Today the Church honors the Blessed Virgin Mary, who from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, was preserved immune from all stain of original sin. Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine an infallible teaching of the Church in his bull Ineffabilis Deus on December 8, 1854. I hope to have an article about the teaching of the Immaculate Conception up over the Christmas break.
Mary as the Immaculate Conception is the patroness of the United States. Pray to her for our country, our politicians, our bishops, and all who live here under her protection. She is the human example that we can look to, following her lead in conforming our will to Christ's. May God bless you all.



Blogger David Ketter said...

Since when did the United States ask for a patron saint? *just kidding*

Well, you already know my POV but here's the news: I'm writing about Mary for the newsletter and it's coming out today! :D

December 21, 2005 1:50 PM  

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