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… Continue reading Let’s proclaim St Peter loudly and proudly

Did St. Peter view his authority as equal to other Church leaders?

Full Question How can you say Peter had authority over other church leaders when he referred to himself as only their “fellow elder”(1 Pt 5:1). This proves Peter did not see himself as having any “primacy” in the Church. He was just a presbyter. Answer No, it doesn’t. To assert that Peter had no primacy… Continue reading Did St. Peter view his authority as equal to other Church leaders?

The Bible says that Peter wasn't in Rome. So how could he be its first bishop?

Full Question Catholics claim Peter as the first pope because he served as Bishop of Rome. But the Bible says he was never there. Paul, writing from Rome, says, “Only Luke is with me” (2 Tim. 4:11). This by itself proves Peter wasn’t there. Answer Actually, the most it could prove is that Peter wasn’t… Continue reading The Bible says that Peter wasn't in Rome. So how could he be its first bishop?

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