Friday, May 28, 2010

Supremacy Of The Apostle Peter

During a frustrating argument with a Roman Catholic cardinal, Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly burst out: “Your eminence, are you not aware that I have the power to destroy the Catholic Church?”

The cardinal, the anecdote goes, responded ruefully: “Your majesty, we, the Catholic clergy, have done our best to destroy the church for the last 1,800 years. We have not succeeded, and neither will you.”
Ross Douthat

Related Links:

St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome

Peter and Succession-Cardinal Ratzinger

Church Authority and the Petrine Element

The Chair Altar of Saint Peter's in Rome-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

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