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Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh, NY

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Welcome to our blog “The Inherent Good”.  The musings, ramblings and reasonings of every day parish life sprinkled with light heartedness and at times a little whimsy but always for the Glory of God.

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Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.
— St. Bernard of Clairvaux


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In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: “The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin.”