The Ancient Chair of Peter

Posted February 22, 2018 10:01 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

The Ancient Chair of Peter

A blessed feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, which commemorates the office of the papacy bestowed upon the Apostle Simon, re-named Peter as the ‘rock’ upon which the Church would be founded.
Of course, Peter himself, the fallible and weak human, is not the rock, but rather the office he carried, as Vicar of Christ, Who Himself is the infallible source of truth, against Whose Mystical Body, the Church, the gates of hell will not prevail.
That is why a man is Pope only so long as he holds the office, and only insofar as he exercises the office while holding

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