Why Believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary?

In which we answer the musical question, “Why believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary?”

Short anwswer: Because all the evidence is for it and none of the evidence is against it. It turns out that modern Evangelicals are not the first Christians in the history of the world to notice those passages about Jesus’ brothers and sisters in the gospels.

Lizzie Scalia (aka “The Anchoress, aka “Fearless Leader of the Patheos Catholic Channel”)…
A reader writes a very kind letter about Mary, Mother of the Son
Good Morning! It’s Day 3 of the Tin Cup Rattle
A reader puzzle about Mary as co-Redemptrix…
  • Neil P

    Mark,

    Even an orthodox Catholic scholar such as John Meier (in A Marginal Jew) admits that most of the evidence is in favor of the idea that Mary was not a perpetual virgin. His book has the imprimatur.


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