ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics
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(05-14-2012, 10:39 PM)Melkite Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 08:54 PM)Parmandur Wrote: Pius XII leaves it an open question as to whether the Blessed Virgin died before being assumed.  Historically, Franciscans have maintained that she did not experience death, while Dominicans maintained that she died first.  Either belief is acceptable according to the dogmatic statement.

I know it's doctrinally acceptable from a technical standpoint, but, and no offense to Pius XII, I trust apostolic tradition over a 19th century papal pronouncement on this one.

Sure, I think the same way, though the tradition that Mary was directly Assumed like Elijah is also fairly ancient, so the Pope was being tolerant to let either ancient belief stand.
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