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ISSUE: Did Jesus Christ, God the Son, institute the all-male priesthood and, if so, why? Is it an unchangeable teaching or a rule that can be modified as times change? RESPONSE: Jesus instituted the all-male priesthood to help fulfill His plan of salvation for all men and women. Jesus is the bridegroom who laid down His life for the sake of His bride, the Church. Similarly, priests carry on this bridegroom role, acting “in the person of Christ the Head” on behalf of the faithful (Catechism, no. 1548). Therefore, only men can become priests, and this is an unchangeable, infallible … Continue reading