Major Schism in U.S. Catholic Church Underway
(04-11-2011, 05:49 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(04-11-2011, 05:41 PM)Walty Wrote: And since when does baptism give all Catholics the priesthood? That's outright Protestant heresy.

The Church believes in the "priesthood of all believers" (1 Peter 2:9) which, although different from the ordained priesthood, is conferred upon all Christians at baptism.
Lumen Gentium, 10 Wrote:"Though they differ from one another in essence and not only in degree, the common priesthood of the faithful and the ministerial or hierarchical priesthood are nonetheless interrelated: each of them in its own special way is a participation in the one priesthood of Christ. The ministerial priest, by the sacred power he enjoys, teaches and rules the priestly people; acting in the person of Christ, he makes present the eucharistic sacrifice, and offers it to God in the name of all the people. But the faithful, in virtue of their royal priesthood, join in the offering of the Eucharist. They likewise exercise that priesthood in receiving the sacraments, in prayer and thanksgiving, in the witness of a holy life, and by self-denial and active charity."

Yes, but in a section which is emphasizing the radical incorporation of the laity into the ministerial branch of the Church and calling the lines between clerics and laity "arbitrary" do you really think that this is what they're talking about?

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Re: Major Schism in U.S. Catholic Church Underway - by Walty - 04-11-2011, 05:52 PM

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