Tag Archives: Saint Peter

Let’s proclaim St Peter loudly and proudly

There are various contingent reasons why I love the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29). It’s usually always sunny and for a school chaplain it marks the beginning of the end of the academic year. Despite a tendency by some to play down St Paul today, I enjoy reading the stories of his

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Saint Peter and the Eastern Orthodox

Modern Eastern ecclesiologists agree with Catholics that the apostles chose successors. But what authority did Jesus give to Peter himself? Catholics and Orthodox Christians are divided over the issue. Matthew 16:19 tells us that Christ gave Peter both the power of the keys and the power of binding and loosing. The first was given to

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