Monday, June 01, 2009

Student Question

A student asked, "Since you say the priests are married to the Church, how can the Church have multiple husbands?"

A: The Church has only ONE husband and that is Jesus Christ. The priests, when ordained, become alter Christus (another Christ) and act in persona Christi (in the Person of Christ). So while there are many priests who, when they become priests, are married to the Church, they are so because they act in the ONE Person of Jesus Christ.

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