I have a question about the following quote:
Therefore the priest, who acts in persona Christi Capitis and representing the Lord, never acts in the name of someone who is absent but, rather, in the very Person of the Risen Christ, who makes himself present with his truly effective action. He really acts today and brings about what the priest would be incapable of: the consecration of the wine and the bread so that they may really be the Lord’s presence, the absolution of sins. The Lord makes his own action present in the person who carries out these gestures.
Is the priest considered to act in persona Christi only when he is performing the sacraments, or is he always considered to be in persona Christi?
For example, would a priest be considered in persona Christi as he gives advice to the penitent in the confessional? or is he only considered in persona Christi when he gives absolution?