USCCA21 Chapter 20 Holy Orders Part 1
Archbishop Lucas offers insights on the US Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter20:
The Church adopted the term order from its use in the Roman Empire, where it referred to a governing group. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, there are three degrees or “orders”: bishop, priest, and deacon. The rite of ordination is the sacramental act that makes this possible. Ordination “confers a gift of the Holy Spirit that permits the exercise of a ‘sacred power’ …which can come only from Christ himself through the Church” (CCC, no. 1538).
The Most Reverend George J. Lucas leads the Archdiocese of Omaha.
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