Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

“No” to the idea of women priests…

Christ instituted the priesthood when He chose the Twelve Apostles as His successors (see CCC 1546-53).  They, and their successors stand in the community as the Person of Christ, as the Bridegroom who cares for his bride.

They stand in the Person of Christ, who IS the Bridegroom.  If a woman tried to represent the Bridegroom (Christ), at best she could only be a bride; and a Bride cannot service a Bride without God becoming a liar: “You are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and not even the gates of hell will withstand it” Mt. 16:18.

To have a homosexual union, a Bride serving the Bride, would mean that the gates of hell have conquered the Church that Jesus founded – The Catholic Church – and thus make God a liar.

Forgiveness of sins brings reconciliation with God, but also with the Church. Since ancient times the bishop, visible head of a particular Church, has thus rightfully been considered to be the one who principally has the power and ministry of reconciliation: he is the moderator of the penitential discipline. Priests, his collaborators, exercise it to the extent that they have received the commission either from their bishop (or religious superior) or the Pope, according to the law of the Church. ~CCC§1462

We need more priests? Yes!  We do!  So begin encouraging your young men in your families to become priests!  Vocations to the priesthood and religious life begin in the home.

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