Who is Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI

As Cardinal, Benedict (formerly Joseph Ratzinger) headed up what had been the Inquisition and changed the name to The Holy Office of The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. He compiled the book, The New Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) in which he declares his position in paragraph 882, “The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, is the perpetual and physical source foundation of the unity, both of the Bishops and whole company of the faithful. 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.

The History of the Papacy Part II

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.  A general of Napoleon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne.  With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy.  An important part of his strategy was achieved by the declaration of papal infallibility. 

The Papal Claim to Have the Keys of the Apostle Peter


Pastor W. J. Mencarow, along with Richard Bennett, clearly documents the historical facts behind the Papal power pretensions. The Lord clearly stated that upon His divinity as “the Son of the living God,” and His role as the Messiah He is, in fact, the Rock on which His Church is built.  Nonetheless, the Papacy declares its Church to be founded on the Apostle Peter alone.  This is the lynchpin of Roman Catholicism.

Upon this Rock

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. The Petrine primacy of the Pope is an historic holdover from the false Decretals of Constantine and Isidore.  Nonetheless, the Papacy is the bulwark and foundation of the Church of Rome.

Recent History of the Papal Church

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.42 A general of Napo- leon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne. With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy to its former power and glory.

The History of the Papacy Part I

The spread of the Christian faith during the first three centuries was extensive and rapid.  In the providence of God, the main reasons for this were the fidelity and zeal of the preachers of the Gospel, the heroic deaths of the martyrs, and the translation of the Scriptures into the languages of the Roman world.  Under Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211) Christians suffered appallingly.
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