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The Immaculate Conception09-20-2020Jen Arnold, M.A. in Theology and Catechetics
I hope you are enjoying this Marian series. This week we continue our in-depth look at what the Church teaches about Mary as we dive into the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
Typically, we would start by explaining what we mean by Immaculate Conception. In this case though, we must first settle on what it is not. It is not uncommon for people to think the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Jesus Christ in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit. That was certainly a miraculous conception, but it is not what we mean by the Immaculate Conception. By means of the Magisterium, on December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX gave us a very succinct and meaty definition of the Immaculate Conception in his apostolic constitution entitled Ineffabilis Deus which reads:READ MORE
Until we can gather safely on a weekly basis, we have decided to act on the suggestion of starting a book club. We’ll keep it short and sweet. Participants will be asked to purchase a book, read approximately two chapters of it each week, and join a weekly virtual meeting to discuss what was read.
The custom of requesting a priest to offer the Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass, is a longstanding tradition in the Church.
The Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus Council 10062 will hold their 29th Annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Golf Tournament on Sat, Sep 26 at the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive, Phoenix (Ahwatukee).
Add Sat, Oct 3 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Please join Bishop Olmsted on Sat, Oct 3 for the legislative seminar featuring renowned law professor Helen Alvarez and religious freedom expert Alan Sears of Alliance Defending Freedom. This excellent seminar will be a virtual event with Mass at 8:30am and the program from 9:30am-12:00pm.