Thursday November 23rd 2017

‘Priesthood’ Archives

Why Do Catholic Priests Wear Vestments (Colorful Robes)?

Why Do Catholic Priests Wear Vestments (Colorful Robes)?

Vestments are a sacramental. That means they are set apart and blessed by the Church to excite good thoughts and to increase devotion in those who see and those who use them. They are the uniform of the priest when he is "on duty," while he is exercising the functions of his ministry and using the [...]

Why Do Catholics Call Priests “Father” When the Bible Says “Call no man your father”?

Why Do Catholics Call Priests “Father” When the Bible Says “Call no man your father”?

In Matthew 23:9, Jesus says: "Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven." This passage is often taken out of context, but is wrong to do so.  You should not read the Bible and take verses and apply it to whatever you wish.  As we dig deeper into this passage, [...]

Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?

Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?

Why Do Catholics Practice Confession of Sins to a Priest? Jesus said, “The Son of Man has the Authority to forgive sins on Earth” (Mark 2:10).  But, Jesus, upon his death and resurrection, passed on his authority to forgive sins to the Apostles. Jesus appeared to his disciples, breathed [...]

Can Women Become Catholic Priests?

Can Women Become Catholic Priests?

The Catholic Church teaching that males only can become priests cannot change. Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future. The Catechism of the Catholic [...]