According to the Catholic Church, Jesus’ Virginal Conception has no Bearing on His Divinity

“According to the faith of the [Roman Catholic] Church the Sonship of Jesus does not rest on the fact that Jesus had no human father:  the doctrine of Jesus’ divinity would not be affected if Jesus had been the product of a normal human marriage.  For the Sonship of which faith speaks is not a biological but an ontological fact, an event not in time but in God’s eternity.”   —J. Ratzinger, quoted in Raymond Brown’s book, The Virginal Conception and the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus, footnote p. 42

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