Actually, tgG, for Catholics, there never was a problem. When the Apostles taught that Mary was the new Eve, we believed it.
I agree with you, tho, Jesus could have come in any way He chose. He could have developed sinlessly taking from sinful flesh. The dogma was developed to reflect the complete humanity of Jesus, it was not about Mary.
I agree with you also that “a council got together”. This has been the Catholic practice since the Council of Jerusalem described in Acts. But contrary to your belief about them, councils to not meet to create doctrine, but to decide how the Teachings of Christ should be applied to the current problems facing the Church.
[quote=“tgGodsway, post:637, topic:457722”]and thus if Christ came through Mary a sinner, He would become a sinner too.
Really? … What a mess…
Well, it is not a “mess” for us, since we believe that Jesus’ flesh was taken from the body of Mary, and for that reason, he is fully human. We also believe that the flesh that was given to him was “all holy”, as the Church always believed.
I understand you have some trouble trusting the Catholic Church. This is not uncommon. A lot of misrepresentations are made.