If the church holds that Jesus was born to a virgin then it is not in a position to reject the assertions of similar miraculous births by other religious traditions using the same or similar rationale. This source is a mine of information: She did consent to the pain of the "sword" that pierced her soul on Calvary Lk. It should therefore be urged 'with all possible insistence' the schema on the Blessed Virgin be made either a chapter or an epilogue of the schema on the Church. Now, a quick check of Ott: I have no problem with miracles.
What does the Church teach concerning Mary’s virginity?
The latter are still technically virgins. The Boston newspapers had conspired among themselves to boycott any information about St. I hate to think you see me as some pedant, as you seem to insinuate: But what kind of an excuse — ask I — is that for blasphemy? Jesus is human because he was took human flesh of a human mother; the manner in which He exited her womb does not change that fact. Whosoever brings forth mere flesh, ceases to be a virgin. An example would be an inclination to relegate the infancy narratives to the level of pious fables, as additions that are merely the product of the so-called second or third generation Church.
CIN - Ask Father Mateo, Mary's Virginity "in partu"
But leaving this consideration aside, the question arises once more: He exited Mary's womb using the same divine power that later shined through Him on Mount Tabor and, later still, enabled Him to exit the sealed tomb before the angel opened it. He came that He might cure every weakness of our corruptness and all the sores of our defiled souls: Calkins Reproduced with Permission. Haven't posted on SCE before?
In your divine wisdom you planned the redemption of the human race and decreed that the new Eve should stand by the cross of the new Adam: Jerome, he also liked to poke fun at his adversaries, often in the form of doggerel limericks:. Helvidius' errors are repeated today by most Protestant fundamentalists. The experience does give one some perspective in this conversation. The best prayer for men.