The Immaculate Conception and the New Eve (Part 1 of 5)

by Brant Pitre December 03, 2018

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Every year Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th.  And every year the readings selected for the Mass on this day revolve around Mary, her identity, and the role she plays in salvation history.

In this video, which is part 1 of 5, from the readings for the Mass for the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception, Dr. Pitre gives a general introduction to the Mass readings for this day, explains the 3 main questions he is going to answer in this video series, and expresses why there is often confusion about the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, which typically stems from not reading the New Testament in light of the Old and the Old testament in Light of the New.

Notable quote from this video for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception:

"[This] is a great example of how the readings that are used in the Mass can be very baffling, can be very confusing if you don't know the tradition of the Church and you don't look at the New Testament in light of the Old Testament and the Old Testament in light of the New." ​

This 5 part series is taken from The Mass Readings Explained, which can be learned about here > 


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