EWTN Catholic Q&A
John the baptist
Question from tjay on 12-28-2012:

Dear Father I have always known about St John leaping in his mothers womb. But never heard this/born without original sin. Why as catholics are we not taught this. This is so wonderful/ so great and when he baptises Our Lord (maybe not describing so well) it makes perfect sense/noone else could. Thankyou for telling us this. Does this him make him the greatest Saint. This was wonderful to read and will share with others thanks God Bless and have a wonderful year tjay

Answer by Fr. John Echert on 01-02-2013:

Our Lord himself spoke of John as best of the Old Covenant. As to all time, second to Mary he is a strong contender. Spread the teaching on this matter to others. They will be impressed and grateful.

Father Echert