The Gospel According to Rome ~ Part 3:5

TRUTH Please first read the Introduction as to why these blog posts are necessary. Back to Part 3 Index.

MARY: Error versus Truth

The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

5. Mary is the Mother of the Church [RC Catechism 963, 975].

Paragraph 6. MARY – MOTHER OF CHRIST, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

963 Since the Virgin Mary’s role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer…. She is ‘clearly the mother of the members of Christ’ … since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head."500 "Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church."501

500 LG 53; cf. St. Augustine, De virg. 6: PL 40,399.
501 Paul VI, Discourse, November 21,1964.

975 "We believe that the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on
behalf of the members of Christ" (Paul VI, CPG # 15).

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Mary is a member of the church (Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 12:13,27).

14  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. ~ Act 1:14

13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 
27  Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:13,27
 

Soli Deo Gloria

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