[quote=radhika]Thankyou, but you have not taken into consideration that Eve’s birth w/o original sin was not an exception, in Mary’s case it was. She was earmarked and chosen, much before she gave her consent. It does make it look like predestination
First of all, I don’t see how you can say that Mary’s birth was an exception and Eve’s was not. They were both born without Original Sin, and therefore they were both in the same boat. Eve said “no” and Mary said “yes”. They both had choices, but only Mary got it right.
Secondly, someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure the Catholic Church doesn’t outright reject predestination. As far as I understand it (and my understanding is very limited), we only need to believe in free will. Predestination and free will are not mutually exclusive, as some would have you believe.
Or possibly I’ve gotten this wrong and someone else more knowledgable will have to correct me!