Alright, first of all, being an “im-partu-ite” is NOT radical. That Mary’s hymen did not break in birth is a well understood in the Church.
Secondly, Jesus did not necessarily “beam down” because of this. Although some mideval theologians speculated that Jesus passed out of the womb “like light through glass” this probably isn’t true. Probably the hymen miraculous stretched to accomodate Jesus in a natural, regular birth without rupturing the physical evidence of Mary’s virginal integrity.
Thirdly, theologians hold that Mary was not made ritually impure by the birth of Jesus. Her Purification was an act of obedience to not draw attention to herself and to fullfill the Old Law. Likely, Jesus and Mary were at all times ritually clean. Why the birth was ritually clean, we can only speculate. Perhaps because there was miraculously no blood. It was perhaps a very clean and straightforward birthing process, without being messy.
Fourth, Mary had an immaculately concieved Soul…but she still took her flesh from a Son of Adam and Daughter of Eve. Her body was obviously still subject to the weaknesses of a fallen human nature…hunger, thirst, pain, fatigue, and death. The Immaculate Conception means that she was concieved ALREADY in a state of sanctifying grace. Never for a moment was she out of a full relationship with God. Not a stain of sin ever touched her. But her body was still mortal like Jesus’s and our own.
Fifth, though theologians speculated that she felt no labor pains, this does seem inconsistant. She probably did feel labor pains even if her hymen was allowed to stretch so as to not be ruptured…she still had a baby coming down the birth canal!
Sixth, in this way, Mary also died. Her dormition has long been celebrated in the Church and it is consistant with her mortal body…which was not glorified until her Ressurection and Assumption. Some say she died of love. But perhaps she was martyred, maybe even secretly by poison. She earned the Merits of Martyrdom by standing at her Son’s cross on Calvary…but perhaps the enemies of the Church killed her too…she seems an obvious target. Either way, she rose from the dead before corruption set in and was Assumed into heaven.
Seventh, Elijah and Enoch were NOT assumed into heaven in the same way Mary was. They never died, their bodies was never glorified, they would not enter the Beatific Vision before the death of Christ, and they are said to come again at the end of time to die a witness for the faith and rise like everyone else. In all probability their “translation” simply put them in suspended animation somewhere to be preserved until the last day.
The Catholic Encyclopedia says that one of the *traditional *Catholic signs of the end times (none of that nonsense from unapproved apparitions about Chastisements and Three Days of Darkness) is the:
“Return of Enoch and Elijah. The belief that these two men, who have never tasted death, are reserved for the last times to be precursors of the Second Advent was practically unanimous among the Fathers, which belief they base on several texts of Scripture. (Concerning Elijah see Malachi 4:5-6; Ecclesiasticus 48:10; Matthew 17:11; concerning Enoch see Ecclesiasticus 44:16.)”
Elijah and Enoch never tasted death, were never glorified, and were merely “translated” not assumed into “heaven” in the true sense of the word like only Mary and Jesus have been. They are being preserved somewhere for the End of Days.