Yep. I did the thing I most feared. Thanks be to God (literally), that God can – and does – fix our mistakes. My column for the Milwaukee Catholic Herald:
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.