August 15 Is the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. What is it? How Has It Become a Catholic dogma? It's relevance to our lives. (An article in a Catholic newspaper)


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This article is at http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/the-assumption-of-mary-12-things-to-know-and-share2

It is a doctrine of the Catholic faith that Mary was taken up into heaven, body and 

soul, after the completion of her earthly life. The feast of the Assumption was celebrated by Christians as early as the seventh century. In 1950 the Pope in an exercise of Papal infallibility declared it a dogma of the Catholic faith.


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