Faith & Reason

“The Church teaches clear that Mary always a virgin ante partum, in partu, post partum, before, during and after the birth of Jesus Christ.

So much for the prophecy that the Messiah, from the line of David, would be born in David’s city, Bethlehem (“house of bread”), where David was crowned.

There is an old but good piece about the virginity of Mary by Fr. William Most.  HERE  He lays out various point at which the Church clarified the doctrine of the virgin birth and perpetual virginity of Mary.  It is a good reference.

The doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary was was taught very early by Fathers, including, Sts. Athanasius, Ambrose, and Augustine.  It was taught dogmatically at Constantinople II in 553 that Mary is “ever-virgin.” Pope Martin I (+655) taught that “ever-virgin” meant Mary was a virgin before, during, and after Christ’s birth.  This has been reaffirmed so many times through the centuries that summing them up here would take too much space.  As Fr. Most puts it:

A doctrine taught with multiple papal approval plus that of Vatican II should be called infallible, for these texts show the intention to make it definitive by their repetition. It shows the way the texts of the Church are to be understood. So the Holy Office was right in calling the ideas of [Viennese theologian Albert] Mitterer and others, “flagrant contradiction to the doctrinal tradition of the Church.”

Mitterer and others, such as Walter Kasper and Jean Galot have bought into same garbage that these Portuguese clerics have peddled.

“Flagrant contradiction to the doctrinal tradition of the Church.”

http://wdtprs.com/blog/Dec 24, 2018

A handy reference:

Our Lady’s Physical Virginity in the Birth of Jesus
Fr. William Most

https://www.ewtn.com/library/SCRIPTUR/virbir.htm

How very, very sad. Human sacrifice on a scale the Aztecs could not have imagined. Abortion is the issue of our age.

“It also records the total number of abortions in the world, based on the latest statistics on abortions published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted.

There were more deaths from abortion in 2018 than all deaths from cancer, malaria, HIV/AIDS, smoking, alcohol, and traffic accidents combined.

The staggering number of deaths from abortion, in fact, has led certain observers to call abortion “the social justice cause of our time,” since judging from the sheer magnitude of the problem other human rights issues pale in comparison.”

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2018/12/31/abortion-leading-cause-of-death-in-2018-with-41-million-killed/