The Immaculate Conception & The Protestant Reformation – Podcast

In this 15 minute podcast, Anna Mitchell, host of the Sonrise Morning Show, discusses with Dr. Italy, the significance of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and why this Marian doctrine serves as a bridge rather than an obstacle to unity between Catholics and Reformation Protestants.

For the past 500 years, devotion to Mary has been a bone of contention between Catholics and Protestants. But the meaning of the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 highlights some amazing common ground between these two groups. Would you believe that on this feast, Catholics actually honor Mary as the perfect example of the greatest Protestant virtue? To understand why true Marian devotion actually should bring us together, listen to this podcast.

Dr. Italy appears weekly on the Sonrise Morning show, a production of Sacred Heart Radio.  You can listen to this show broadcast live Monday through Friday via the EWTN Global Catholic Radio, a network of over 120 local affiliate stations in the US.  You can find podcasts from the Sonrise Morning on both Sacred Heart radio site and

For a 14 minute podcast on Mary and the Immaculate Conception, listen to THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND MARY AS A MODEL OF FAITH.

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Banner/featured image Inmaculada Concepcion by Juan Antonio de Frias y Escalante. Public domain.

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