Senin, 06 Desember 2010

Immaculate Conception

According to Catholic doctrine, The Immaculate Conception of Mary is one of four dogma in the Roman Catholic Mariology. In this aspect of Mary is sometimes called the Immaculata, especially in artistic contexts.

Doctrine states that, since the first moment of its existence, Mary preserved by God from Original Sin and filled with the grace of sanctification that normally would come with baptism after birth. Catholics believe Mary "is free from all personal sin or descent. The concept of perfection Maria not to be confused with his son Jesus Christ's Incarnation;. The conception of Jesus is celebrated as the Feast of the Annunciation to Mary. Catholics do not believe that Mary, herself, is the product of a Birth Virgin.

Since early in the history of the Catholic Church, various places in the writings of the Fathers of the Catholic Church belief is implicitly declared. In many places the feast of the Immaculate Conception, has been celebrated for centuries on 8 December, when on February 28, 1476, Pope Sixtus IV extended to the entire Latin Church. He does not define the doctrine as a dogma, thus leaving Roman Catholics free to believe or not without the accused heretic; freedom is expressed by the Council of Trent. However, the party is a strong indication of traditional belief in the Immaculate Conception Church. On December 6, 1708 Pope Clement XI provides that the feast of the Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation to be. The whole entire Catholic Church.

The Immaculate Conception is defined as a dogma seriously by Pope Pius IX in his constitution Ineffabilis Deus on December 8, 1854. The Catholic Church teaches that the dogma is supported by the Bible (for example, Maria is greeted by the angel Gabriel as "full of grace") and either directly or indirectly by the writings of Church Fathers such as Irenaeus of Lyons and Ambrose of Milan's Catholic theological opinion. that since Jesus became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, it is fitting that he is completely free of sin for expressing her fiat. In 1904 Pope Saint Pius X also discussed the issue in his encyclical Ad Diem Illum Marian at Immaculate Conception.

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