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Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Does the Church base the papacy on a single Bible verse? Hardly. The successor of Peter is more than just the rock upon whom Christ founded his...
Tim Staples
For Catholics, the role of St. Peter and his successors is made clear in Matthew 16:18-19 and the surrounding context:And I tell you, you are...
Karl Keating
My sister Karen says I’m wrong, but my recollection is that she had an elementary school classmate whose name was Belle. It was a fine Southern...
Karl Keating
Raphael Sanzio gets credit for a style of papal portraiture that lasted more than four centuries. It began with his portrait of Julius II (...
Karl Keating
In this country, when we think of royalty, usually it is in terms of Britain. This is natural, given Britain’s role in our history. Even though...
Kenneth Howell
OBJECTOR: This past six months has been a time of whirlwind changes for the Catholic Church. The death of John Paul II and the election of...
Tom Harmon
An interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., who has known Pope Benedict XVI for more than thirty years.
All the Answers  Certainly it has happened to all of us at one point in our lives: a party, a company dinner, any type of casual...
Joseph Previtali
An American seminarian describes what it was like to be in St. Peter’s Square when the election of Pope Benedict XVI was announced.
Matthew E. Bunson
"Let us go forward," said the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, a man supremely suited to face the challenges that lie ahead. Here are five key...