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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 (...
Selden Peabody Delany
After a varied experience of thirty years in the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church, I am forced to the conclusion that Catholicism...
In other Fathers Know Best columns we have shown that the Fathers recognized Peter as the rock on which Jesus declared he would build his...
Steven O'Reilly
Anti-Catholics claim that medieval popes knowingly used forged documents to bolster papal prerogatives -- and that, without those documents,...
Fr. Ray Ryland
Within Eastern Orthodoxy is found the theory known as "Eucharistic ecclesiology," from which, ultimately, is derived the notion that the papacy...
Francis J. Ripley
Those who consider the position of the Catholic Church seriously sometimes have difficulty in understanding how Peter's authority is continued...
Arguments about the authority of the papacy eventually return to the question of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome and of the See of Rome. Did...