The Brothers of Jesus

How Can Mary Be Ever Virgin if the Bible Names the Brothers of Jesus?
by Catholic.net Staff Writer | Source: Catholic.net

Brothers? Try relatives. 
Learn what the Bible and the Church teach on the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Mother and Jesus’ relatives:

Bible Verses on Our Lady
John Salza lists and explains Bible verses on the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check it out at ScriptureCatholic.com 


The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Our Lady:

The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary's real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man. In fact, Christ's birth "did not diminish his mother's virginal integrity but sanctified it." And so the liturgy of the Church celebrates Mary as Aeiparthenos, the "Ever-virgin". (CCC 499)

From apostolic times Christian virgins and widows, called by the Lord to cling only to him with greater freedom of heart, body, and spirit, have decided with the Church's approval to live in the respective status of virginity or perpetual chastity "for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven." (CCC 922)

Click here for the Catholic Church official teaching on Mary, Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church. 


BLESSED VIRGIN MARY



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Bible Christian Society website for more apologetics from John Martignoni. 



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Published by: Manuel Avellan
Date: 2011-01-15 17:20:30
In a class I take, I hear that St. Joseph was marry before, and had some children, the wife die and he marry The Virgin Mary, so Jesus, could have brothers and sister, and he grew with them.

Published by: mike
Date: 2011-01-12 00:55:28
One very good clue: too many Marys listed, and none were clearly differentiated.

Published by: RCK
Date: 2011-01-08 02:09:15
I could care less if Jesus had any bothers of sisters. It does not make of break my faith one way or the other. And I have heard augments on both sides of the issue that seem valid. But do not think its a big deal. And while I believe that Mary was a virgin at the time of conception, I do not find anything that convenience me that she stayed away from sex with her husband after the birth of Jesus. There is even a place in scripture that seems to state that Mary did know her husband after Jesus was born. But it does not say that there were or were not anymore children. But, I find that there is to much doubt on the matter as raised here that are as sound as any. I just have a hard time saying that Mary was a virgin before, and after Jesus birth. She would have physically lost her virginity when Jesus pasted threw the birth canal. But if the church was trying to say that she was spiritlly a virgin because she did not have sex with anyonre after the birth of Jesus, the there can be a case made for that as we well as she and her husband having sex after Jesus. To me, its just not that important. Whats important to me what that Mary was a virgin at the conception, Jesus was born, and did what he came to do. And set the captives free.

Published by: samuel
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
great article!!

Published by: samuel
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
great article!!

Published by: samuel
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
great article!!

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