The Immaculate Conception – Misconception

December 8th, 2017, and  the Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast of the Immaculate Conception. For some time, in the wider populace, this honorable title borne by Our Lady,  has been misconceived and attributed to the conception and birth of Our Lord.  In fact, Jesus’s birth is covered by the Doctrine of Incarnation (the Word made flesh),  while the Immaculate Conception deals with the conception of Mary. The Immaculate Conception, is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church teaches that Mary was conceived by normal biological means in the womb of
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Ho Ho Holy Santa Claus

Everything has an  origin, a history, a past.  So too, does the jolly, whiskered gentleman whose character and purpose – rivaled only perhaps by restaurant giant, McDonalds – is the most universally recognised figure in the Western World. However, not only does history have a habit of  “repeating itself”  but also of “changing form” over the course of time, so that the true identity of someone or something can differ from its original form, becoming similar to a “Chinese Whisper” so that the final telling bears scant resemblance to its origin. In the early USA his name was ‘Kris Kringle’ (from the
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