Paragraph 1577

1577. “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination.”66The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ’s return. the Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.68


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190. How does the laity participate in the prophetic office?

347. What sins are gravely opposed to the sacrament of Matrimony?

404. What else is required for an authentic human society?

214. In what does the final judgment consist?

137. Why are the missions of the Son and the Holy Spirit inseparable?

468. What is the purpose of punishment?

20. What is the Canon of Scripture?


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How can we flee the appearances of evil, as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:22?

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