Religion: Why Priests?

Do the following statements sound Protestant or Catholic?

> "One cannot maintain historically that the bishops are in a direct and exclusive sense the successors of the apostles."

> "The number of seven sacraments is a product of history ... There is not the slightest evidence that [holy orders] were instituted by Christ."

>-"Ordination is not a sacred investiture through which [the priest] receives a ... 'character' distinguishing him from the 'layman.' "

> "The Eucharistic celebration is not a sacrifice ... The ministry of the sacraments [must be] subordinated to the ministry of the word."

They may sound like excerpts from a Reformation tract, but...

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