The Immaculate Conception 101. If we had a dime for every Catholic and non-Catholic who gets this wrong, the Catholic Church would have all the money she could ever need to operate all of her parish churches and charities with a lot to spare.
Is Immaculate Conception a Holy Day of Obligation?: A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared at Lourdes, France, in 1858, where she announced, "I am the Immaculate Conception." Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama.