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Francis Denying Immaculate Conception: “Mary Not Born A Saint”

In his Christmas greetings to the employees of the Holy See on December 21, Pope Francis spoke about Our Lady and Saint Joseph in the Nativity scene being full of holiness and joy.

He continued: “And you will tell me: of course! They are Our Lady and Saint Joseph! Yes, but let us not think it was easy for them: saints are not born, they become thus, and this is true for them too.”

According to Catholic doctrine Our Lady was conceived without original sin and therefore born a saint. Francis is know for often speaking without thinking.

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GChevalier
Holà ! le bonhomme sait bien ce qu'il dit ; je dirais même que c'est d'un raffinement diabolique. Niant donc l'Immaculée-Conception d'une façon explicite quoiqu'enrobée, Bergoglio une fois de plus émet une hérésie, et donc... catholique.forumactif.com/t17-l-heresie-o…
Holy Cannoli
Summa Theologicae III:27:4):
“I answer that, God so prepares and endows those, whom He chooses for some particular office, that they are rendered capable of fulfilling it, according to 2 Cor. 3:6: ‘(Who) hath made us fit ministers of the New Testament.’ Now the Blessed Virgin was chosen by God to be His Mother.

"Therefore there can be no doubt that God, by His grace, made her worthy of that … More
Wording os important. Your headline is theologically incorrect. Mary born without sin does not equate to being born a saint. To be a saint there must be a proving ground meaning that a life must first be lived. No one is born a saint.

The Catholic Church believes that saints are ordinary and typical human beings who made it into heaven. In the broader sense, everyone who's now in heaven is … More
Matt B
To be a saint is to be sanctified. Mary was sanctified at the moment of her Conception. Mary was a living saint. The context of the Pope's remarks indicate that sainthood was somehow "not easy" for Mary to attain. This is incorrect
JOHNANDSUSAN
Speaking before thinking is not necessarily blaspheming. I can understand what Pope Francis is meaning to say. JAS
JOHNANDSUSAN
Our leaders especially the Holy Father needs our prayers and as do all our spiritual guides Distracting ourselves unnecessarily is exactly that I believe. We can as I imagine use our time more wisely again when it comes to some trying to second guess the Holy Father's words and intentions. JAS
CarolineA03
He is blaspheming. It is known that one of Our Lady's Titles is "Ark of the New Covenant"
As the Old Ark was considered too holy to be touched - so is Our Lady
The Old Ark contained the Manna, the Word of God on Stone (The 10 Commandments) and the Priestly Rod of Aaron. that came back to life [www.usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm; www.usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm].
Our Lady (The New Ark) contained… More
aderito
One,s faith reflects what goes on the heart and mind when you speak
Gesù è con noi
Revelation 13: 6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
frjimanderson
But our mother had to correspond to the grace of Immaculate Conception heroically throughout her life; likewise St. Joseph to the extraordinary grace he received to live as Mary's most chaste spouse and provide for Jesus and Mary until his death.
Jungerheld
I wonder if he and Bishop Linda are friends.
mccallansteve
Crafty, Francis. Does he know exactly what he is saying or is he so poorly educated on things Catholic that his ignorance is extreme? Every Catholic worthy of the name knows Our Lady was sinless from her ,Immaculate Conception.
Hermes23
Bergoglio is not Catholic.
Ratzi
Padre Pio is not happy!
GEORGE AROKIA
Well, Pope Francis must go , about Mary Immaculate ? Did he mean what he said?
Ratzi
"Pope" Francis is THE false prophet!
aderito
Our lady was the uncorruptable perfect vessel for our lord Jesus Christ ,She was full of grace according to God and Gabriel the angel that spoke to her ,So to the eyes of God she was perfect ,Pope Francis please read the scriptures {if you believe the scriptures ?}
Jim Dorchak
I think that he is too smart for most of us... smart in a bad way, and that he DOES speak after thinking or knowing as it may be. We are worse off for thinking that he is less capable. He knows what he says. He knows what we know. HE IS THE POPE and a JESUIT. They are trained to measure their words like grains of sand.
Prayhard
The subverter of the Knight of Malta and much Catholic teaching as now taught, that is, wrongly or not taught, is likely testing to see if he can try corrupt another aspect of the Magisterium.
brendankiwi
straight from the bologna school. The belief that a fine balance exists between good and bad and awareness of this issues some kind of virtue.