“Mr Swan, why do you think that God called Dr White to preach, teach and shepherd a flock? It is self evident that Dr. White meets none of the requirements of a preacher, teacher or shepherd. Those would be: 1. Valid apostolic succession. Read Sacred Scripture (Matt. 10:1,40)…”
That’s a good place to stop. So what does Mt 10:1,40 actually say?
“He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness…"He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me’.”
Let’s apply that test to validate (or invalidate) the Catholic clergy. A Catholic priest (or bishop or pope) is in valid apostolic succession in case he can go to a hospice and cure every terminal patient, or go into the local ER and heal every trauma patient.
As a fringe benefit, that would also solve the so-called healthcare crisis.