I’m having a dialogue with a friend. I believe she grew up in a different faith and converted to Catholicism when she married her husband. While she sends her kids to our local Catholic school, she seems to spend a lot of time at the local non-denominational church. She’s reached out to me recently about the Eucharist and “where’s that in the Bible?” I talked briefly about Catholicism’s approach to doctrine (Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium), gave her paragraph numbers to look at in the CCC and also mentioned, if she was interested, there was plenty that early Church Fathers had to say. Then the majority of my reply was Scripture based because that’s what she asked for.
I believe she appreciate my reply and followed it up with “Does it say in the bible that only priest can say certain words to change the bread to His body and wine to His blood?”
This one isn’t as ‘easy’ as the Eucharist. It seems like a few things have to be stitched together. Any suggestions?
I’m thinking about starting with the idea of “In Persona Christi” and the authority handed on to the Apostles.