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Unit 2: Immaculate Conception


Immaculate Conception: From Controversy to Dogma

Film Focus Point: This presentation provides a brief historical account of the evolution of the dogma of the immaculate conception which was defined by Pope Pius IX in 1854.

Text Focus Point: Pages 54-55

Discussion Questions

  1. Why are dogmas important to the life of the Church?

  2. What are dogmas which the Church has defined in relation to God? To Jesus? To the Church?

  3. Why do you think the Church continues to define dogmas?

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