Jimmy Akin answers a caller who asks why the bishops of Rome did not play a more pivotal role in the Ecumenical Councils of the early Church.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
Catholicism (Book) Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism – from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell – using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world.
"If the pope is rejected, it follows that not one bishop, but the whole episcopate threatens to fall."
~ Avitus, Bishop of Vienne; writing about A.D. 520.