Sunday, May 9, 2010

Holy Mother Church

We refer to the Catholic Magisterium as Holy Mother Church. Like a mother, she wants our happiness, disciplines us, and is in sorrow over her children's trials and pains, wanting all her children to enjoy eternal bliss. Faithful to Christ her Spouse, she teaches us, admonishes us, and nurtures us: she is our Mother.
Let us pray for our Mother Church and for her priests, who by the Sacrament of Holy Orders have been conformed to Christ her Spouse. Let us pray they remain faithful to her, the Pope, and to us — the people of God whom they lead.

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