For the Roman Pontiff by reason of his office as the vicar of the Christ and pastor of the entire Church has full , supreme and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered.
A work in 1999 applauded John Paul II in the following words, “No other world figure has commanded the admiration he has enjoyed as the globe-trotting (over 1/2 million miles) Pope. His kindly smile and fatherly wave have made the ‘Pope Mobile’ a legend. Although they might disagree with his theology, both Catholics and Protestants have joined Read More
For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope, as derived from Peter, is the main cornerstone of their faith. For the others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails. In my own life, it was a presupposition that I did not question until the very end of my years as Read More
For most Catholics the authority of the Pope as derived from Peter is the main cornerstone of their faith. The others it is the lifesaver to fall back on, when all else fails. The Petrine primacy of the Pope is a historic holdover from the false decretals of Constantine and Isidore that we saw in Read More
The Papal Church, a magnificently rich splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power, headquartered in Rome stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic. The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word as received in Read More
From April 15-20, 2008, Benedict XVI visited the United States and the United Nations as the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and first representative of the Holy See. Thus, the President welcomed him with the words: “This is your first trip to the United States since you ascended to the Chair of Saint Peter.” Read More
Thus, it is most important that we answer the question, Is John Paul II blessed in the sight of God? What is at stake is the salvation of souls, because worship and prayer to a dead human negates essential biblical truths foundational to the Gospel. We carefully document from his official position in the Vatican Read More