Ever been told that Catholics made up all of our beliefs about Mary? Yeah…me, too.
And at the top of the list of our accusers is the Immaculate Conception.
Of course, I say “our accusers”, but truth be told, I used to be one of them.
Now I know better.
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In fact, when you know how to approach the Bible correctly, Catholic teaching about Mary pretty much jumps off the pages from front to back.
And the Immaculate Conception is no exception.
So in the latest Art of Catholic podcast I’ve laid out a thumbnail sketch of the scriptural basis for how the Virgin Mary was conceived without sin to be powerfully used in God’s plan for our salvation.
It’s pretty clear once you see it.
Now if someone derides Catholic teaching and tries to tell you the Immaculate Conception isn’t in Scripture, you’ll know what to tell them…not to mention grow in your appreciation and love of Our Lady.
God bless and Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception!