Monday, June 15, 2009

Who Needs a Priest - We Have the New Covenant?

Sometimes, converts see things - or at the very least, they express things - that cradle Catholics know almost intuitively but are at a loss to defend.

One example is the Catholic defense of the priesthood. Yes, we need our priests. And in the Year of the Priest, which begins June 19, one would do well to be equipped to defend this aspect of our faith.

Read "The Priesthood, Old and New" by convert Sonja Corbitt (Catholic Exchange). Here is a teaser. Just click on the link to read the full article.

As a Baptist Sunday School and Bible study teacher, one of the questions that used to nag at me incessantly was this: Why, after such painstaking deliberation in dictating an institutional religion that pleased Him in the Old Testament and that was designed to lead the people to recognize the Messiah when He came, would God then introduce a system in the New Testament Church that was so completely unlike the one He established in the Old? There are innumerable examples of how ridiculous this complete “change” would be, but take the priesthood, for instance.


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