God and Mary: Illegal in the USA

When I earned my MBA in finance, questions were welcomed. When I got a degree in chemical engineering, questions were encouraged. But before that, I attended an all-female Catholic high school, and a “wrong” question could land you in the principal’s office.

According to Catholic teaching, Gabriel, a winged angel, visited a virgin named Mary and told her she was pregnant with a child she should name Jesus. When Mary’s time on earth ended, her body and spirit were assumed into heaven. Questions about the story of the Immaculate Conception were deflected as a “mystery of faith.” Continue reading God and Mary: Illegal in the USA