Perfect Redemption & Immaculate Conception – Dec 08 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Dec 08, 2022, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, on how her perfect conception points to her perfect redemption won by a perfect Redeemer to honor his Mother. This is the argument formulated by Bl. John Duns Scotus to defend this doctrine against almost all theologians of his day who rejected the doctrine because it dishonored Jesus' redemption in that she would not need redemption. He points to the early celebration of the Immaculate Conception as a feast and even the

Her Immaculate conception preserves her from original sin and all personal sin in her life. She is impeccable, with no inclination to sin. Her inability to sin is the freest person, and the modern idea of being free to sin is completely false. Sin enslaves us.

Because of her sinlessness, her sufferings are shared in the sufferings of Christ for our redemption, She is a unique cooperator with Christ.

Ave Maria!

Mass: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity
Readings:  -
1st: gen 3:9-15, 20
Resp: psa 98:1-4
2nd: eph 1:3-6, 11-12
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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