I just have a question for you…
I just been reading into subjects out of Christian histroy and I stumbled upon a few things that did look rather strange.
One of them is the so-called Gospel of James (a.k.a. Protoevangelium of James).
This so-called Gospel is not canonical and still there are quite a few things derived from this one, the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and a few other so-called Gospels.
Things like the “history” of Mary’s parents, her immaculate conception, her perpetual virginity, presenting her as the new Eve, the veneration of Mary, etc.
How come that these writings are non-canonical but their ideas are prevalent in the RCC and are being taught with flimsy arguments on the biblical scale?
What are your thoughts on these so-called gospels?
Why are “Saint Anne” and “Saint Joachim” being venerated while only the non-canonical books mention them at all?