January 13, 2017

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Doctrine of faith says Mary experienced no pain at the birth of Christ, reader says

In reference to Sean Gallagher’s Christmas column “Reflecting on childbirth can draw us closer to God” in the Dec. 23 issue of The Criterion, it should be pointed out that it is a defined doctrine of the faith that the Virgin Mary did not experience pain at the birth of Christ.

Since from her conception she was preserved from original sin, she did not suffer this result of it (Council of Trent: Session I, Article III).

- David P. Kubiak | Holy Rosary Parish, Indianapolis

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