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According to the Catholic Church, Christ gave authority to the disciples, which they in turn gave to their disciples, and so on. Today, to become a Priest in the Catholic Church you must be called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders by the Holy Spirit. Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be ...


The Encyclopedia of Mormonism's entry on the RLDS Church says, "Local pastors had been initiating priesthood calls for women since 1974, but no clear precedent permitted actual ordination." But of course, the decision was still quite controversial, and led to much splintering of the RLDS church. RLDS member William D. Russell says in his article "Grant ...

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