[quote:fyeqg47f]Benedict or LARobert will probably reply with a more thorough answer, but Mary is a type of the old Ark of the Covenant.
She had to be made spotless and free from sin because she was to carry the New Covenant, Jesus.
That’s a short, incomplete answer.[/quote:fyeqg47f]
[color=darkred:fyeqg47f]But was it necessary? [/color:fyeqg47f]