Catholic Apologetics - Papacy

Papacy The Papacy and Infallibility: The Keys to the KingdomThe ecumenical First Vatican Council, in 1870, defined once and for all the dogma of papal infallibility. Did Jesus Really Make Peter Pope?Fr. William SaundersThis article appeared in the October 20, 1994 issue of The Arlington Catholic Herald Pope Fiction: Answers to Five Myths and Misconceptions About the PapacyPatrick MadridThis article from Envoy addresses five common myths about the papacy The Primacy of the Pope in the ChurchPedro RodriguezExcellent defense of the Papacy. Taken from the Catholic Position Papers, September, 1981 The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Mystery of the ChurchReflections on the Primacy of Peter by the Prefect and Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, published in October 1998. In 1996 a symposium on this subject was held in the Vatican, the papers of which were published in 1998 by the Vatican Press The Popes and SlaveryPat BartosA review of an important book by Fr. Joel Panzer which documents the papacy's constant oppostion to slavery from the 1400's on. This article appeared in the January 12, 1997 issue of Our Sunday Visitor Chair of PeterCatholic EncyclopediaArticle on the Chair of Peter The Role of the Vatican in the Modern WorldEugene V. RostowIn March 1967, Mr. Eugene V. Rostow, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, addressed a conference on The Vatican and Peace at Boston College. His speech (reprinted in LOR)shows how multi-leveled the Vatican's international influence is The Four Marks of the Church: The Church is ApostolicScott HahnIn this article we find the mark of apostolicity defined in terms of the Church's character as a family. As families are connected with their forebears by genealogy, so the Church is connected with the Apostles by the bishops who have succeeded them down to the present. Special attention is given to the succession from the chief Apostle, St. Peter The Modern Catholic and the Magisterium of the PopeCardinal Laurean Rugambwa The Cardinal notes the critical state of mind of Catholics in the late '60s, approves the lay initiative in seeking to understand what the magisterium teaches, but also cautions Catholics to be receptive to the teachings of the Pope in particular, as successor to the Chief among the Apostles

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