What does the Church teach about Mary's Perpetual Virginity?


#1

I have heard the topic of Mary’s perpetual virginity discussed in great detail on the Q&A program.

As a Catholic, I agree 100% on this teaching. However, I am curious about what it would imply if, as many argue, Mary was not a virgin after Christ’s birth. How would this impact what the Church teaches and what kind of repercussions would this have in God’s divine plan?


#2

The following links should help you better understand the teaching on Mary’s perpetual virginity. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

Recommended Reading:

Mary: Ever Virgin
Perpetual Virginity: Why is this important?
Doesn’t Scripture imply that Mary had children other than Jesus?
Did Jesus have brothers?


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