The Mystique of the Catholic Priesthood

What devout Catholic youth, who really aspires to be good, noteworthy, and successful in his religious life, would not want to be in such an office as to possess the authority, power and very priesthood of Christ Himself?  This is what the official documents of the Church of Rome declare.  In very attractive terms, this is what is put in the Pope’s addresses, in magazines, articles, and in vocation lectures given in Catholic schools to bring the youth into priesthood.

Confession box Encounters

In stark contrast to the clear teaching of the Lord through Scripture, the Catholic is taught to look for forgiveness by confessing his sin not to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, but rather to an intermediary human priest.  This is what devout Catholics practice.  The thought behind the practice requires some explanation.  In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments to be explained rather than the two scriptural sacraments of baptism and communion. 
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A Catholic Priest is Biblically Saved

Richard Bennett clearly explains how, as a sincere Catholic Priest, that the Lord Jesus Christ triumphed over him. This is a condensed and concise review of his life and testimony of true salvation. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share on Google Plus Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Read More
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Why Did 50 Priests Leave the Roman Catholic Church?

This Video reviews the moving testimonies of fifty priests who found their way, by the grace of God, out of the labyrinth of Roman Catholic theology and practice into the light of the gospel of Christ. This is not argumentative presentation. It is message of loving care. The love and concern felt by the former Read More
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Do Catholic Priests Have Special Powers?

Richard Bennett, former Catholic priest for 22 years, reveals in depth the false claims of Rome for its priests. Instead, he points the viewer to the true Source of forgiveness in Jesus Christ alone. Richard also demonstrates that priests are souls in need of salvation themselves from the One true High Priest. Share on Facebook Read More
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The Root Cause of the Catholic Sex Scandals

While the USA is entangled in a Catholic sex abuse scandal similar events are being revealed in other nations.  “Of all the countries where sexual-abuse revelations have scandalized the Roman Catholic Church, Ireland has been among the hardest hit.  In the past decade, this predominantly Roman Catholic nation of 3.8 million people—which has exported priests Read More

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Sex, Shame, and the Catholic Church

“Sex, shame and the Catholic Church was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, subtitled “and new soul-searching across America.”[1]  One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed.  Instead, the article focused on quoting some facts and figures, and who says what, with no reference Read More

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Disturbing Encounters in the Catholic Confession Box

In my first year of ministry as a priest in Park Street Catholic Church, Port of Spain, Trinidad, I remember in vivid detail what a difficult time I had with the Saturday confessions.  Each Saturday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., many Catholics queued up outside the confession box waiting their turn to enter to tell us Read More

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The Catholic Priesthood: Mystique and Scandal?

One might wonder what remains of the glory of the Catholic priesthood in face of the worldwide scandals, and in particular those that have occurred recently in the U.S.A.  For example, on July 7th 2003 under the heading “Clergy Sex Abuse: Justice Must Come for the Bishops,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “That there are Read More