7/22/19 7:00 AM
Many Catholics mistakenly link Mary Magdalene with the “sinful woman” who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears (see Luke 7:36–50). Even though Pope Gregory the Great (590–604) said that they were, they are not the same person. The Gospels affirm that Mary Magdalene was the first person to see the empty tomb on Easter Sunday. She was called the “apostle to the apostles” for proclaiming that fact.