Since folks seemed to benefit from the recent series I did on the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, I decided I would follow it up with another series leading up to the next big Marian feast, the Immaculate Conception. In order to discuss it, we need to know 1) what it is and 2) why people have difficulties with it. In future articles we will systematically look at the answers to those objections and at the reasons the dogma is important.
What is the Immaculate Conception?
A lot of people confuse the Immaculate Conception with the Virgin Birth. The Virgin Birth refers to the birth of Jesus Christ. The Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Mary, not Jesus. It is the dogma...READ MORE