Monday, July 5, 2010

Saint Anthony Zaccaria: "I shall espouse you in fidelity"

and you shall know the Lord.

-- Hosea 2: 16-22

In the ecclesial service of the ordained minister, it is Christ Himself who is present to His Church as Head of his Body, Shepherd of his flock, high priest of the redemptive sacrifice, Teacher of Truth. This is what the Church means by saying that the priest, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, acts in persona Christi Capitis. ...

-- CCC 1548

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