Hopefully you went to Mass today because it is a holy day of obligation. If you missed Mass today or if you have not yet read the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic ruler smack upon thy knuckles! (Calm down, it only stings for a minute.)
The bare minimum of Catholic mandatory reading is reproduced below (emphases my own):
Seriously though, read it. It's only about as long as the lead story in a magazine. If I could be anywhere in the U.S. today, it would be here. Alas, I am not! If you are there, say a prayer for me. Happy feast day!
|Mosaic of the Immaculate Conception, Basilica of the National Shrine |
of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.