Holy Day of Obligation on Wednesday, Dec 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Here is how to explain the doctrine of this perogative of Blessed Virgin to your Evangelical friends and workmates:
Dec 6, 2010
“Yeah, right” is the way the more irenic of my Evangelical friends react to the Immaculate Conception, the feast day of which (a holy day of obligation) we celebrate on Wednesday. A few will go so far as to say something like “Whatever floats your boat,” while others react with something like horror or disgust. Very few, in my experience, has a very good idea of the dogma to which they’re reacting.