More Bible Clues for the Priesthood

Protestants argue that there is no ministerial priesthood. Instead, they say we’re all priests. As Martin Luther did, they use 1 Peter 2:9 to support this claim: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people.” Catholics argue that a ministerial priesthood does exist in the New Covenant, apart from the priesthood of all …

Did Jesus Make the Apostles Priests at the Last Supper?

Most Catholics are aware that Holy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper as the first Mass. But what some miss is that Holy Thursday also celebrates Jesus’ institution of the ministerial priesthood. What’s interesting is that when you read the Last Supper narratives in the synoptic Gospels you don’t find Jesus ordaining the apostles. You’re left wondering, “Where does the Catholic Church get …