Mary, the Mother of God
Question: We know that Mary is the mother of Jesus. But Catholic doctrine is that Mary is, considering the unity of the Trinity, the mother of God the Father and the mother of the Holy Spirit as well. How can a created person be the mother of an uncreated one?
Answer: Roman Catholics are not alone in calling Mary the Mother of God. All Christian churches who follow the teaching of the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus (431 A.D) honor her with the title. right: Virgin and Child - Bellini
The Council of Ephesus repudiated Nestorius, the patriarch of Constantinople, for refusing to honor Mary as the "Mother of God." He refused because he denied that Jesus Christ was both God and man. The council therefore saw Mary's title "Mother of God" as safeguarding Christian belief in the mystery of the Incarnation: Jesus is God and man.
The council did not call Mary the mother of the Holy Trinity. Nor does the Catholic Church. She can be called Mother of God, however, because Jesus who was born from her is truly Son of God from all eternity.
The Catholic Catechism teaches the following:
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