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The Rule by the priests is what Papacy gave us. So Roman Catholicism is CANONICAL but it's not universal; its jurisdiction is limited to the ancient Roman borders. In order to push it as something universal the popes and their clergies had to twist the Gospel out of context to produce half baked Catechism. Hence the crusade against the Ecclesiastic power by the philosophers of the Enlightenment. We understand from Jesus own teaching that it is not for the Priests to make the Law of the land. And Saint Paul concurs as he appointed bishops to replace the Roman Senators.
But your own protestator position is inadequate too....
The job of a priest and that of a bishop being blended under the popes, you are off base If you fail to separate them first before studying each one in its role.