THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Apostolic Constitution issued by
Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854.
Testimonies of Tradition
And indeed, illustrious documents of venerable antiquity, of both the Eastern and the Western Church, very forcibly testify that this doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the most Blessed Virgin, which was daily more and more splendidly explained, stated and confirmed by the highest authority, teaching, zeal, knowledge, and wisdom of the Church, and which was disseminated among all peoples and nations of the Catholic world in a marvelous manner -- this doctrine always existed in the Church as a doctrine that
has been received from our ancestors,
and that has been stamped with
the character of revealed doctrine.
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