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Catholic Connection – March 29, 2021 – Hour 2

Dr. John Bergsma is back with a new book, “Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood.” Gail Buckley-Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.

Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood

In Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood, biblical scholar John Bergsma convinces readers that Jesus did, in fact, intend for a ministerial priesthood to be a key feature of the New Covenant. Dr. Bergsma shows how the priesthood is a major thread holding together the biblical story line—beginning with Adam’s loss of the gift of priesthood in the Fall and the long process of restoring his descendants to a priestly status over the centuries, culminating with Christ.

John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma has authored several books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of the Church and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament with Brant Pitre. Dr. Bergsma speaks regularly for parish missions, diocesan conferences, clergy convocations, and other events nationally and internationally. 

Segment 4 – Teresa’s Two Cents

This is a 9-minute edit of the 16-minute segment Teresa did in the first hour of today’s show. See that hour for the complete version. Teresa talks about “Godcidences” and her upcoming virtual event concerning her latest book, “Listening for God.”

Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week

Teresa and Gail discuss Luke 1:26-27 — “In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.”

Gail Buckley-Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International

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