Just because you don't see it as part of the predictable formula does not make what I have said inaccurate or a figment of my own imagination. You are a hoot!
Yes. I have formal training.
I have told you what the Catholic Church formally teaches about the stain of original sin and then by extension the meaning of the teaching of the Immaculate Conception.
Informing me that what I have said is a figment of my imagination only reveals the poverty of your own knowledge of Catholic teaching.
Do you not see how ridiculous your comments are? "Oh, you're simply using that predicable old formula. Silly little traditionalist misunderstandings." (Pats me on the head while wistfully pitying my ignorance.)
Oh, and congratulations on your formal training as well. Are you aware that many of us have our M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s? We don't merely broadcast our training in a general way though, we display it by citing sources, backing assertions, you know, all of that satanic scholasticism.
You are right about my poverty. I don't know much of anything, and I'm a really big sinner. Pray for me.
As I would hope you would pray for me.
As far as what I have said here about the stain of original sin and the Immaculate Conception, it is ancient teaching. It is Catholic teaching. It may sound unlike that to which you have become accustomed but that does not make me delusional.
You see I don't care about my training either, but I will indeed repell all of your efforts to demean me as a woman with some intelligence and training by calling me delusional. Do I have impressive credentials and degrees like you fellows can claim? Not at all. But I am well trained and formed in the faith by those who not only have great knowledge but who have consecrated their lives to monastic prayer and contemplation.
As our hierarchs come closer and closer to seeing and yielding the truths about these issues then there may come a time when you will have to change your habituated manner of thinking about things, as will many Catholics have to give up some of their perceptions and convictions about what "truth" is and how it works in our lives.
Whether or not the Immaculate Conception is an innovation is deeply disputed in Orthodoxy, whether you like that fact or not.
You will not demean me here simply because you cannot stop the truth with mere assertions.