Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Faith and Reason
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
Was Mary really a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus?
Yes. This is an essential truth of our faith, believed by Christians from the very beginning of the Church. It is clearly taught in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit….”
The virgin birth shows that God is truly Jesus’ father. This profound truth cannot be known by reason – God needed to reveal it to us.
Other References: Is 7:14; Lk 1:26-27, 34-35; Mt 1:18; CCC 496-501, 510
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.