No problem, it’s what we’re here for, to show you the Catholic teaching. Since I assume you follow Sola Scriptura, then please, using the Bible, show me just once where Mary sinned then this will be settled. Saint Paul was speaking hyperbole, i.e. a parable.
Saying that there’s no particular place in the Bible that states that Mary sinned and so therefore, she is sinless is making a huge assumption. You could say that about a lot of people in the Bible. The Bible doesn’t state whether Mary was sinless or not so we shouldn’t assume one way or the other. But as I’ve mentioned before, the Bible does state in Romans 3:23 that we have all fallen short. But since I’ve stated that one before, there’s also the the passage in which the rich man comes to Jesus asking what good things he must do to have eternal life. Jesus responded, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only One who is good.” Of course, he’s referring to God. He says ‘only One’ not ‘only One plus a few.’
As far as Elijah and Enoch go, the way I look at it is that God cleansed them as they came into heaven. They followed God with all their hearts, but that doesn’t mean they were sinless. They just followed God as best as they could and, as you know, God is the ultimate judge of things after our time on earth is done anyways. I’m not quite sure how it worked exactly for those who lived before Jesus, but in Acts 17:30 it says, “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.” That’s ignorance of Jesus, since they didn’t know him like we do today.
Oh well, I kinda feel like I’m not organizing my thoughts very well. Hopefully you see where I’m coming from though. Thanks again for the reply.