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Marriage is a living representation of the love between Jesus and the Church, so husbands should love their wives just as Jesus loves the Church.
Once we understand that Jesus is our bridegroom, we then need to look at why the Mass in particular is marital.
Jesus could have very easily chosen female Apostles if he had wanted to, so it seems clear that he wanted the priesthood to be reserved for men.
In other words, priests don’t simply do certain things; they don’t simply perform certain functions.
Rather, they are also supposed to When a priest says the words of consecration over the bread and wine at Mass, he’s acting in the person of Jesus saying those very same words; when a priest says the words of absolution in confession, he’s acting in the person of Jesus offering God’s forgiveness to us.
Simply put, I want to find what it is about the priesthood that makes it appropriate for men rather than women.
To understand why only men should be priests, we first need to understand that a priest’s role is not simply functional.