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  • Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair - Steve Ray

    12/31/2015 6:01:52 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 24, 2015 | Steve Ray
    Biblical scholar and Holy Land pilgrimage leader Steve Ray delves into the Jewish roots of the papacy, namely "the keys", "the rock", and "the chair". Ray, a former Baptist, draws from his trips to the Holy Land to bring to life the commissioning of Peter as the first pope using vivid historical and contextual highlights. Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair - Steve RayVISUAL AID/Caesarea Philippi
  • Catholic Church has unbroken line of Apostolic Succession from Popes back to Peter!

    07/08/2015 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies ^ | 7/7/2015 | Shaila D Touchton
    Catholic Church traces its origins back to Jesus Christ himself. Jesus Christ established a church nearly two thousand years ago. (1 Timothy 3:15) He said he will build one church not multiple churches. He said “Upon this Rock I will build My church." (Matthew 16:18) and "There shall be one fold and one shepherd." (John 10:16).The Holy Spirit will guide the Church.( John 16:13) through Apostles(Acts 4:8).Jesus Christ is the truth, then the Church which He founded and guides has all truth (John 14:6).If all denominations claiming to bible based churches all those 38,000 denominations teach and preach differently for...
  • A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode three

    05/04/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 26, 2015 | Peter T. Chattaway
    Season 1, Episode 3 — ‘The Spirit Arrives’Acts 2-4Editing Acts. The third episode of A.D. The Bible Continues is the first one that takes place entirely within the timeframe of the book of Acts, and it zips through the first few chapters so quickly that the final scenes are taken from Acts 4.  This is remarkable, when you consider that there are still nine episodes to go and the season as a whole is only supposed to get as far as Acts 10.  How does this episode get through the first few chapters of Acts so quickly? Partly by...
  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 1)

    05/01/2015 11:05:57 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 68 replies
    triablogue ^ | June 23, 2006 | Jason Engwer
    Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 1) For those who don't have much familiarity with the dispute between Protestants and Catholics over the doctrine of the papacy, I want to post two introductory articles on the subject today and tomorrow. The first article, this one, will be about the Biblical evidence, and tomorrow's article will be about the early post-Biblical evidence. Roman Catholicism claims the papacy as its foundation. According to the Catholic Church, the doctrine of the papacy was understood and universally accepted as early as the time of Peter: "At open variance with this clear doctrine of...
  • Peter and the Papacy

    05/01/2015 2:36:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 834 replies
    There is ample evidence in the New Testament that Peter was first in authority among the apostles. Whenever they were named, Peter headed the list (Matt. 10:1-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13); sometimes the apostles were referred to as "Peter and those who were with him" (Luke 9:32). Peter was the one who generally spoke for the apostles (Matt. 18:21, Mark 8:29, Luke 12:41, John 6:68-69), and he figured in many of the most dramatic scenes (Matt. 14:28-32, Matt. 17:24-27, Mark 10:23-28). On Pentecost it was Peter who first preached to the crowds (Acts 2:14-40), and he worked the...
  • I’ve Been Through the Innerwebz on a Post with No Name (Ann Barnhardt)

    01/27/2015 2:08:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    1.  The aberrosexual NFL washout Michael Sam “proposed” to the guy whose body he uses for masturbatory friction on the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – exactly, directly over the tomb of St. Peter.  Because there was no other place on the surface of the earth that these shameless sodomites could have mocked and aped the sacrament of marriage.  They had to do it whilst LITERALLY dancing on the grave of St. Peter. Folks, the objective of these people and their satanic agenda is not, never has been, and never will be a “peaceful co-existence”.  The order of progression,...
  • Five Facts of Faith from the Life of St. Peter – A Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

    06/29/2014 1:58:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/28/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today’s Feast of Saints Peter and Paul honors two fundamental pillars of the early Church. While all the Apostles form the foundation, Peter and Paul stand out very profoundly in terms of influence and work. And while some have wished to suggest division between them, the Church insists that they must been seen together; hence their feast is set forth in this way.Indeed, those who see division between them base it on only one text from Galatians (2:11) wherein St. Paul withstood Peter so as to correct him. Peter had taught rightly concerning the inclusion of the Gentiles but, at...
  • "St. Peter and St. Paul: Losing Their Lives for Jesus' Sake" (Sermon on Matthew 10:38-39)

    06/28/2014 10:44:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies ^ | June 29, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “St. Peter and St. Paul: Losing Their Lives for Jesus’ Sake” (Matthew 10:38-39)Today is the Third Sunday after Pentecost, but it is also June 29. And June 29 is the day in the church year for observing the Festival of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles. So that is what we are doing today. We just sang the hymn “By All Your Saints in Warfare” with the stanza for St. Peter and St. Paul. We heard lessons from Acts, 2 Timothy, and the Gospel of John that prominently feature Peter and Paul. We used those readings in place of the...
  • The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16

    05/01/2014 3:25:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 479 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | March 26, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16 In an earlier blog post, I made the point that the role of St. Peter and his successors is made remarkably clear in Matthew 16:18-19 and its immediate context:And I tell you, you are Peter (Gr.—petros—‘rock’), and on this rock (Gr.—petra—‘rock’) I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Jesus...
  • Peter is the Rock

    04/20/2014 2:44:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 59 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | February 27, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Peter is the Rock Few texts have been the occasion for the spilling of more ink than Matthew 16:17-19:And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be...
  • Vatican plans first-ever display of relics of St. Peter

    11/08/2013 11:35:47 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 8, 2013 | Diogenes
    The Vatican is planning an unprecedented public display of the relics of St. Peter, as the Year of Faith comes to a close. The display was announced by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, in an article appearing in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. The archbishop did not supply any details of the plans. The tomb of St. Peter, located under the altar of the Vatican basilica, was unearthed during excavations in the mid-20the century. In 1968, after extensive research and testing, Pope Paul VI announced that relics of St. Peter had been...
  • Infallibility

    05/16/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 180 replies ^ | not given |
    Infallibility Christ gave to Simon Peter and his successors, the Keys to the Kingdom and the power of binding and loosing. To the Popes was given the authority to teach. To them, in this regard, was given the charism of infallibility. "Infallibility" is not "impeccability" -- the inability to sin. Catholics do not believe that Popes are sinless and never err. Infallibility is simply a gift that is expressed in very specific ways, limited by Sacred Deposit of Faith -- Tradition, Scripture, and the unanimous writings of the early Fathers. As put by Vatican I: For the Holy Spirit...
  • On St. Peter's Imprisonment and Miraculous Release

    05/10/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 9, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On St. Peter's Imprisonment and Miraculous Release "True freedom is found in following Jesus" VATICAN CITY, MAY 9, 2012 ( Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope continued his reflection on prayer in the Acts of the Apostles, today considering St. Peter’s imprisonment and miraculous release. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to consider the final episode of St. Peter’s life recounted in the Acts of the Apostles: his imprisonment by order of Herod Agrippa and his liberation through...
  • Saint Peter the Apostle (from Scripture, Early Church Fathers and Popes) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/15/2012 3:52:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    The Work of ^ | not given | Work of God
    Saint Peter the Apostle Also known as Simon and Cephas, his feast is celebrated with St. Paul on the 29 th of June. The feast of the Chair of Peter, which stands for the World Unity of the Church is celebrated on the 22nd of February. He was a fisherman, brother of Saint Andrew the Apostle who led him to Christ. The Lord gave him the name of "Peter" to indicate that he would be the rock on which the Church would be built. He had miraculous healing powers, so that people were cured even by his shadow. (Acts 5:15)...
  • The Taiwanese Animation About Steve Jobs' Passing Is Quite Touching (St. Peter with iPad)

    10/06/2011 8:29:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2011 | Noah Davis
  • The Roots of the Papacy and the Primacy of Peter

    08/21/2011 2:42:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | August 21, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Readings:• Isa 22:19-23• Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8• Rom 11:33-36• Mt 16:13-20“The doctrine of the primacy of Peter is just one more of the many errors that the Church of Rome has added to the Christian religion.”So wrote the Presbyterian theologian Loraine Boettner in his 1962 book, Roman Catholicism, a popular work of anti-Catholic polemics. Although the religious landscape has changed significantly since the early 1960s, there are still many non-Catholic Christians today who agree wholeheartedly with Boettner’s assertions. The Papacy is unbiblical! It has no basis in Scripture! Peter was never singled out as a leader of the apostles!...
  • St Francis and the Sultan

    06/26/2009 2:03:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 6 replies · 675+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 26 June 2009 | Jonathan Wright
    St Francis and the Sultan: the making of a pious myth Jonathan Wright on a wonderful book that explains how a legendary meeting was reinterpreted over eight centuries 26 June 2009 St Francis of Assisi: His trip to Egypt became one of the centrepieces of Franciscan hagiography In September 1219, as yet another crusade was raging, Francis of Assisi popped across the military lines in order to talk with Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil of Egypt. We have no accurate idea of why he went or what was said but, in an important sense, this doesn't much matter. Here was a legendary...
  • St. Peter Santa gets the heave-ho-ho-ho

    12/15/2010 11:20:30 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    Mankato Free Press ^ | 12-14-10 | Brian Ojanpa
    This Santa slid down no chimney, but he feels he and the kids got the shaft nonetheless. Dennis Jackson said it was over-reaching cultural sensitivity that led to being told his annual Santa appearances must cease at St. Peter Head Start classes for young children. Jackson said he was told "it was against some people's wishes" for him to make the half-hour appearances for two classes catering to about three dozen children. He said St. Peter Head Start personnel gave him no reason for the action. He's made Santa appearances there the past four years to dispense candy bought at...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Pope

    05/23/2010 10:51:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 253+ views ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Pope 297. As a Protestant I question your statements that it is necessary to have a Pope. You are not alone in doing so. In fact, if you did not do so, you would not still profess to be a Protestant. 298. Why do we need one? Because we need the Church Christ thought fit to establish, with just the very constitution He gave it. And since He arranged that we should have a Pope, we need a Pope. 299. Is not Jesus Christ enough? One does not accept Jesus Christ who refuses to accept the provision made by...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Petrine Text

    05/25/2010 8:47:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 152+ views ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Petrine Text 316. Where in the Bible does it say that Peter was the Vicar of God? The three classical passages in which St. Peter's supremacy over the Church is clearly shown are as follows: In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Mt 16:18-19, we find Christ saying to Peter, "I say to thee that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, it shall be bound...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - St. Peter's Supremacy

    05/25/2010 9:11:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 150+ views ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    St. Peter's Supremacy 329. Could you imagine our Lord building His Church on a mere man, no matter how good he was? There is no room for imagining what Christ would do, or would not do, when we know what He did do. 330. Is it not more consistent with God's plan that His Church should be built on the rock of Peter's confession, and not on Peter? That profession of faith by Peter was but a preliminary condition which occasioned the promise of Christ to Peter himself. The attributing to the confession of what should be attributed to Peter...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - St. Peter in Rome

    05/27/2010 9:44:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 121+ views ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    St. Peter in Rome 348. Is there any indication in Scripture that St. Peter was ever in Rome? Yes. St. Peter ends his first Epistle with the words, "The Church which is in Babylon salutes you, and so doth my son Mark." Pagan Rome was called Babylon by the early Christians; and St. Peter was writing from that city. Also, St. Paul wrote his Epistle to the Romans in the year 58 A. D. In it he says that he does not want to preach the Gospel where Christ is already known, because he would not build on "another man's...
  • Did Peter Have a Successor?

    05/08/2010 7:15:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 35 replies · 569+ views
    The Evangelization Station ^ | John Lee and Frank Bompas.
    Did Peter Have a Successor? The affectionate title “Pope”, by which Catholics refer to the Bishop of Rome, is not found in the Bible. But then neither are the words “Trinity” and “Incarnation”. The bishops heading all the great ancient patriarchates of Rome, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem, are each known as “Pope” to their flocks; the title is not applied to the bishop of Rome only. The word “pope” comes from the Greek "pappas" meaning “father” and is a scriptural custom started by the apostle Paul: “Even if you have countless guides in Christ, yet you do not have many...

    08/01/2009 3:04:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 624+ views ^ | 1894 | John Gilmary Shea
    August 1 Spiritual Bouquet: In this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit. St. John 15:8 SAINT PETER'S CHAINS (44 A.D.) In the year 44 King Herod Agrippa, after putting to death Saint James, son of Zebedee, was still avid for popular approval by the Jews. He had Saint Peter cast into prison, intending to put him to death publicly after the Passover; but the entire Church of Jerusalem was offering up prayers to God “without ceasing” (Acts 12:5) for the deliverance of the Chief Pastor of His flock, and God heard them favorably. The king had taken...
  • Chairman of the Barque - Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

    02/22/2007 10:09:26 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 239+ views
    WITL ^ | February 22, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    Hopefully nobody gets liturgical whiplash or anything, but the calendar veers from the reflective to the festive with today's observance of the Chair of Peter. This year, Lent's second day is overtaken by one of the church's more politically-inspired feasts, one which only spread from Rome to the wider church as the authority of Peter's successors took root as a prerogative beyond first among equals. There is no functional Chair, of course -- new Popes don't hop a cherry-picker to be seated in Bernini's "Chair of St Peter" sculpture at the back of Vatican basilica (shown at right). And, aside...
  • Life-Size Sketch Of Giant (St Peter's) Dome Uncovered

    12/12/2006 6:52:44 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,825+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-13-2006 | Malcom Moore
    Life-size sketch of giant dome uncovered By Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 2:35am GMT 13/12/2006 Archaeologists digging to reach the tomb of St Paul have stumbled across a life-size "sketch" of the dome of St Peter's produced by one of its architects in the 16th century. The excavation of St Paul's tomb at the church of St Paul's Outside-the-Walls in Rome is now complete, and the sarcophagus will be on view from the beginning of next year. However, three feet below the floor of the enormous church, which is the second-largest in the city, the project's team came across...
  • St. Peter and Rome

    10/27/2006 8:14:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 854 replies · 8,386+ views
    Catholic ^ | 11-15-04 | Amy Barragree
    St. Peter and Rome 11/15/04 Dear Catholic Exchange: Why did St. Peter establish the Church in Rome? Ed Dear Ed, Peace in Christ! We do not know why Peter went to Rome. The Church has always maintained, based on historical evidence, that Peter went to Rome, but has never taught why this happened. In speculating on this matter, there are two primary considerations. First, at the time of Jesus and the early Church, the Roman Empire controlled the lands around the Mediterranean, a large portion of what is now Europe, and most of what is now called the Middle...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-06, Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/29/2006 7:35:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 240+ views American Bible ^ | 06-29-06 | New American Bible
    June 29, 2006 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Mass during the Day Psalm: Thursday 27 Reading 1Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.(It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.—He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,06-28-06,Mem. St. Irenaeus,Bishop/martyr Vigil-Sts. Peter,Paul

    06/28/2006 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 383+ views ^ | 06-28-06 | New American Bible
    June 28, 2006 Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr Psalm: Wednesday 27 Reading 12 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan,“I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD.”Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported,“Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the templeand have consigned them to the master workmenin the temple of the LORD.”The scribe Shaphan also informed the kingthat the priest Hilkiah had given him a book,and then read it aloud to the king.When the...
  • The Custodian of the Communion With Christ

    06/07/2006 8:03:31 PM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies · 375+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | June 7, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    Peter, the Rock "The Custodian of the Communion With Christ" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 7, 2006 ( Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, which he dedicated to comment on the theme "Peter, the rock on which Christ founded the Church." * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: We resume the weekly catecheses that we began this spring. In the last one, two weeks ago, I spoke of Peter as the first apostle. Today we want to return once again to this great and important figure of the Church. The Evangelist John, when recounting the first...
  • Saint Peter As Seen by His Successor (extraordinary document from B16 on his preaching and papacy)

    06/02/2006 9:56:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 665+ views ^ | June 1, 2006 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, June 1, 2006 – In a St. Peter’s Square that is always extremely crowded with pilgrims from all nations, each Wednesday Benedict XVI continues the cycle of catechesis he began last March 18, on “the relationship between Christ and the Church as considered beginning with the experience of the apostles.” The continuity is interrupted only rarely: for example, on Wednesday, May 31, the pope dedicated the audience to a reflection summarizing his trip to Poland a few days earlier. The theme assigned to the cycle is revealing of pope Joseph Ratzinger’s intention to clarify the essence and foundations...
  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-06, Opt. Sts. Marcellinus and Peter

    06/02/2006 7:16:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies · 354+ views American Bible ^ | 06-02-06 | New American Bible
    June 2, 2006 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Psalm: Friday 23 Reading 1Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul’s case to the king, saying,“There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together...
  • On Peter, the Apostle

    05/24/2006 7:54:01 PM PDT · by ELS · 8 replies · 457+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 24, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    On Peter, the Apostle "Impetuous Generosity Does Not Safeguard Him" VATICAN CITY, MAY 24, 2006 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience in St. Peter's Square. The Pope dedicated his talk to the theme "Peter, the Apostle." * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, In these catecheses we are meditating on the Church. We have said that the Church lives in people and because of this, in the last catechesis, we began to meditate on the figure of the individual apostles, beginning with St. Peter. We saw two decisive stages of his...
  • Occasionally Naive and Fearful, Yet Honest and Capable of Repentance (Profile of St. Peter)

    05/17/2006 7:52:12 PM PDT · by ELS · 21 replies · 476+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | May 17, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    Profile of St. Peter "Occasionally Naive and Fearful, Yet Honest and Capable of Repentance" VATICAN CITY, MAY 17, 2006 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, which he dedicated to the spiritual journey of "Peter the fisherman." * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: In the new series of catecheses we have tried to understand above all what the Church is, what the Lord's idea is about this new family. Then we said that the Church exists in people, and we have seen that the Lord entrusted this new reality, the Church,...
  • Social Club Décor Plays Role in Gotti Racketeering Trial [Gotti as St. Peter???]

    03/02/2006 8:34:29 PM PST · by JR0tten · 310+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2006 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    A former bartender at John A. Gotti's social club testified yesterday that the club had hot-pink walls and an elaborate buzzer system and that a crucial prosecution witness — a turncoat mobster who claims that he made plans in the club to carry out a kidnapping Mr. Gotti had ordered — was never there. The bartender, George DiBello, suggested that the witness, Joseph D'Angelo, would surely have noticed the unusual décor of Our Friends Social Club, in Ozone Park, Queens, if he had been there, as he claimed in his testimony. Was there anything unusual about the décor of the...
  • A Privileged Sign of the Love of God

    02/22/2006 6:58:38 PM PST · by ELS · 5 replies · 375+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | February 22, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    On Feast of Chair of St. Peter "A Privileged Sign of the Love of God" VATICAN CITY, FEB. 22, 2006 ( Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, on the feast of the Chair of St. Peter. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! The Latin liturgy celebrates today the feast of the Chair of Peter. It is a very ancient tradition, witnessed in Rome since the end of the fourth century, which renders thanksgiving to God for the mission entrusted to the Apostle Peter and his successors. "Cathedra" literally means the established seat of...
  • Vatican's Evolutionists

    01/21/2006 7:53:08 PM PST · by Marianland · 33 replies · 991+ views ^ | 01/20/2006 | Rafael Brom
    Vatican's Evolutionists By Rafael Brom Catholics should wonder why Vatican constanly issuing a stout defence of Charles Darwin's Fraudulent Communist Religion "Theory of Evolution". Now we have Vatican's high ranked Cardinal claiming that the Genesis description of how God created the universe and Darwin's theory of evolution were "perfectly compatible" if the Bible were read correctly. Looks like that 150 million martyrs who were tortured and killed by communists since 1917 in the name of "Theory of Evolution" did not read their Bible correctly. I am sure that Vatican's Evolutionists will one day declare St. Peter as the First Communist...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-05,Opt. St. Rose Duchesne, Ded. Bas'c St. Peter/St. Paul

    11/18/2005 7:09:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies · 327+ views American Bible ^ | 11-18-05 | New American Bible
    November 18, 2005Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Friday 49 Reading I1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 Judas and his brothers said,“Now that our enemies have been crushed,let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it.”So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion. Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,that is, the month of Chislev,in the year one hundred and forty-eight,they arose and offered sacrifice according to the lawon the new altar of burnt offerings that they had made. On the anniversary of the day on which the Gentiles...
  • Hillary inside the Pearly Gates! - (amusing scenario; Hilldabeaste meets St. Peter, Judgment Day!)

    07/07/2005 4:29:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,120+ views
    "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear ..."1 Peter 1:17, KJV "Peter, that place was awful!" Hillary said. "And the furnace in that law library needs serious work. It just reeked of burning sulfur. But thank you, Peter, for getting me this hearing." "All rise!" the bailiff cried out. "This may take a while," Peter whispered to Hillary. "Look at the size of this place!" Hillary gasped. "And what are those, those things, that are standing up?" "Those are all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-05, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/29/2005 4:29:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies · 609+ views American Bible ^ | 06-29-05 | New American Bible
    June 29, 2005Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, ApostlesMass during the Day Psalm: Wednesday 29 Reading IActs 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.—It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.—He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but prayer by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-05, Memorial, St. Irenaeus, Vigil, Sts Peter & Paul

    06/28/2005 6:48:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies · 352+ views American Bible ^ | 06-28-05 | New American Bible
    June 28, 2005Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr Psalm: Tuesday 29 Reading IGn 19:15-29 As dawn was breaking, the angels urged Lot on, saying, "On your way!Take with you your wife and your two daughters who are here,or you will be swept away in the punishment of Sodom."When he hesitated, the men, by the LORD's mercy,seized his hand and the hands of his wife and his two daughtersand led them to safety outside the city.As soon as they had been brought outside, he was told:"Flee for your life!Don't look back or stop anywhere on the Plain.Get off to the...
  • St. Marcellinus and St. Peter, Martyrs

    06/02/2005 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 1,205+ views
    Daughters Of St. ^ | 06-02-05 | Daughters Of St.
    A fresco in the catacomb of Marcellinus (left), and Peter, ivory figure (right) JUNE 2ST. MARCELLINUS AND ST. PETER These two saints are mentioned in the First Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass. They were widely honored and prayed to by the early Christians. The feast of these two martyrs was included in the Roman calendar of saints by Pope Vigilius in 555.Marcellinus was a priest and Peter assisted Marcellinus in his ministry. Both were very brave in the practice of their Christian faith. They served the Christian community with great self-sacrifice. During the persecution of Diocletian, many Christians were killed....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-05, Optional, Sts. Marcellinus & Peter

    06/02/2005 7:49:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 275+ views American Bible ^ | 06-02-05 | New American Bible
    June 2, 2005Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 25 Reading ITb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a When the angel Raphael and Tobiah had entered Media and were getting close to Ecbatana,Raphael said to the boy,"Tobiah, my brother!"He replied: "Here I am!"He said: "Tonight we must stay with Raguel, who is a relative of yours.He has a daughter named Sarah." So he brought him to the house of Raguel,whom they found seated by his courtyard gate.They greeted him first.He said to them, "Greetings to you too, brothers!Good health to you, and welcome!"And he brought them into his home....
  • The Crucifixion Will Be Televised

    04/20/2005 6:29:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 757+ views
    Am I the only who thinks it's miraculous that we could all watch the workings of one of the world's oldest religions, live on worldwide TV? Seeing Pope Benedict XVI's appearance before the throng at St. Peter's Square, I thought about the continuity of the Roman Catholic Church, reaching back almost 2000 years -- and how the new Pope's debut was, in effect, an open-air mass, a religious rite available to any and all global villagers. Of course, those electronic villagers could cheer, or jeer, the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger according to their wont. For his part, when the just-elected...
  • St. Peter's Chair at Rome

    02/22/2005 7:54:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 1,044+ views ^ | NA | Rev. Alban Butler
    ST PETER'S CHAIR AT ROME Feast: January 22 [See Phaebeus, de Cathedra in qua St. Petrus Rome sedit, & de antiquitate et praestantia solemnitatis Cathedrae Romanae. Romae 1666, 8vo., also Chatelain, Notes on the Martyrology, p. 326] St Peter having triumphed over the devil in the East, pursued him to Rome in the person of Simon Magus. He who had formerly trembled at the voice of a poor maid now feared not the very throne of idolatry and superstition. The capital of the empire of the world, and the centre of impiety, called for the zeal of the prince...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-05, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

    02/22/2005 7:24:28 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 619+ views American Bible ^ | 02-22-05 | New American Bible
    February 22, 2005Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Psalm: Tuesday 11 Reading I1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial PsalmPs 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 R (1)...
  • Dedication of the Basilicas of St Peter and St Paul

    11/18/2004 7:09:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 545+ views ^ | 11-04 |
    Dedication of the Basilicas of St Peter and St Paul Optional Memorial: November 18Like St. John Lateran Basilica, the dedication of the Basilica of St. Peter's and the Basilica of St. Paul's dates back to the time of the Emperor Constantine. He had begun the construction of this Basilica after building the Lateran Basilica. After Constantine's death his son's completed the work as well as the work of St. Paul's Basilica which is today Saint Paul Outside the Walls St. Peter's was built over a pagan cemetery which had become a burial place for Christians including Saint Peter himself...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-04, Opt.St. Rose P. Duchesne, Ded. Bas Sts. Peter&Paul

    11/18/2004 6:23:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 460+ views American Bible ^ | 11-18-04 | New American Bible
    November 18, 2004Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading IRev 5:1-10 I, John, saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice,"Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earthwas able to open the scroll or to examine it.I shed many tears because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to examine it.One of the...
  • Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles

    06/29/2004 7:25:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 386+ views
    Catholic Culture-Liturgical Year ^ | 06-29-04 | Catholic Culture
    June 29, 2004 Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles Old Calendar: Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has its roots in the very foundations of the Church. They are the solid rock on which the Church is built. They are at the origin of her faith and will forever remain her protectors and her guides. To them Rome owes her true greatness, for it was under God's providential guidance that they were led to make the capital of the Empire, sanctified by their martyrdom, the center of the Christian world whence...
  • New {Conservative Episcopal} Church Founded in Cheyenne

    01/12/2004 6:26:48 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 339+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-12-04 | Eastwood, Cara
    New church founded By Cara Eastwood Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Episcopalians seeking a more conservative church might find refuge in a new, as of yet unaffiliated group founded by a veteran in the Episcopal denomination. The Church of St. Peter, Apostle and Confessor will begin meeting Jan. 18, and the Rev. H. W. "Skip" Reeves is eager to plow new ground with his congregation. Initial attendance, estimated between 75 and 150 people, will be comprised mainly of Episcopalians who stopped going to church after last year's controversial appointment of a gay bishop. "I'm the last person...