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"When Peter Speaks: Loving, Obeying & Interpreting the Pope" - Talk by Fr. Cristino

It seems nearly every other day, Pope Francis is giving an off-the-cuff interview to some media outlet or group, paying him a visit in Rome. It has led to varying reactions: of delight among those in the press awaiting the next story to spin; and horror among even pope-loving prelates who ask, “ 94 more words

Words Of Truth

71. Pope Severinus 640

Pope Severinus was elected within three days of the death of Pope Honorius,but was not installed as Pope for nearly two years after that. During this time,a newly elected Pope had to get confirmation from the emperor of Constantinople. 279 more words

68. Pope St.Adeodatus I 615-618

Pope Adeodatus I was the first Pope to use an official Papal seal on documents and letters. Bullae is the name of the lead seal that the Pope would use to stamp his approval and over time this became known as the Papal bull. 86 more words

63. Pope Pelagius II 579-590

Pope Pelagius II was a native of Rome and took over the Papacy during its siege by the dreaded Lombards. The Pope couldn’t fight back against them,and couldn’t talk any of his allies into helping to fight them so Pelagius basically just paid the Lombards to leave. 196 more words

62. Pope Benedict I 575-579

Pope Benedict was elected to the Papacy immediately after Pope John III passed away but he couldn’t take the office for nearly a year. Newly elected Popes needed to be approved by the emperor of Constantinople. 126 more words

Apostolic Succession is False, Part 1

The Prologue of the Catholic Catechism or CCC explains its purpose.

As the Catechism explains, it “presents an organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental contents of Catholic doctrine”, and ┬áit is intended for Bishops, “teachers of the faith and pastors of the church” to use as an “instrument in fulfilling their responsibility of teaching the People of God.” This documents what the Catholic Church teaches their followers and as any document claiming to be for “Christian faithful” we must as always hold it to the light of scripture. 91 more words


60. Pope Pelagius I 556-561

Born to a wealthy and noble Roman family,Pope Pelagius was the second of the Popes handpicked by the emperor of Constantinople. The previous Pope had been slowly tortured by emperor Justinian into accepting heretical positions. 244 more words