I’d like to share this interesting article with you about Pope Francis and the Curia reform that folks are expecting from him. As I said when he was first elected, this Holy Father will be full of surprises. The article is courtesy of Catholic News Agency’s Andrea Gagliarducci.
Some folks mistakenly think that this feast refers to our Lord - that he was immaculately conceived, without stain of sin. Well, that's true, but that's what the Annunciation is all about, not the Immaculate Conception. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was conceived without original sin.