Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread
(02-02-2012, 01:05 AM)Gregory I Wrote: No, not at all.

The reason is that the immaculate conception has been essentially taught throughout the entire history of the church and maintained PRINCIPALLY IN THE BYZANTINE LITURGICAL TRADITION.

Plus, the western tradition of the passing of Mary from the fourth century....

The history of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception is a long and complicated one, and complete agreement on it -- even as an opinion -- didn't occur until around 1661 (Pope Alexander VII, Sollicitudo omnium eccl.: Denz. 1100.), but it remained open to disagreement up through 1483 (Pope Sixtus IV, Grave Nimis: Denz. 735).

Here is a fairly comprehensive look at the Fathers' teaching on Our Lady's sanctity: http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/Immac...iology.htm
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Re: Baptism of Desire: Avoiding the Red Herrings on a Nearby Thread - by SouthpawLink - 02-02-2012, 01:51 AM



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