One of the old disputes in Christianity is what did the evangelist Matthew mean by the following verse:
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.Matthew 1: 18
St. Jerome provides the follwoing explanation
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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.
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