Beata Deipara cum ante partum Virginem fuisset, tum remansisset Virginem inviolatam in partu.
The Blessed Mother of God not only was a virgin before birth, but also remained an inviolate virgin even during birth.
In the first Thesis of this doctrine, we showed, irrefutably from the sources of our religion that Mary was a Virgin before birth. This point is not contended by Protestants, nor any true Catholic, but only by modernists, and those not of the Catholic faith.
Now we take up the second part of this dogma, which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary was a Virgin during birth, which likewise carries the Note of de fide. This means that in the act of giving birth, Mary remained a Virgin, that is to say the physical quality that imparts Virginity remained in tact. Continue reading