“Mary is ‘the most excellent fruit of redemption’: from the first instant of her conception, she was totally preserved from the stain of original sin and she remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life.” (CCC 508)
The dogma of the Immaculate Conception – that Mary was conceived without sin and remained without sin throughout her life – is one of the hardest of the Church teachings for skeptics to believe. Yet, it’s at the core of our Catholic faith, and today we celebrate this feast, which has been raised to a Solemnity and a Holy Day of Obligation.
I’m sure you’re heard the comments of the nay-sayers or been the brunt of verbal attack because of this belief. I know I have, and some of it has been fairly vicious.
What do you tell skeptics about the Immaculate Conception?
Find out in my latest post for National Catholic Register:
May God bless you abundantly today!