Posts tagged "Papacy"
5 Reflections from the Early Church on Saints Peter and Paul

5 Reflections from the Early Church on Saints Peter and Paul

Listers, on this Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, it is important to reflect on what their martyrdom meant for the early church. Many modern day academics enjoy setting St. Peter and St. Paul in enmity with one another; however, the over emphasis of Galatians 2:11-14 by modern scholarship fails to acknowledge that even though...
18 Quotes by Roman Pontiffs on Mary as Mediatrix

18 Quotes by Roman Pontiffs on Mary as Mediatrix

“If it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.” - St. Pius X
The Apostles Appointed Bishops: 9 Teachings from St. Clement AD 97

The Apostles Appointed Bishops: 9 Teachings from St. Clement AD 97

"Our apostles also knew, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that there would be strife on account of the office of the episcopate. For this reason, therefore... they appointed those [ministers] already mentioned, and afterwards gave instructions, that when these should fall asleep, other approved men should succeed them in their ministry."
Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

"He [Satan] has invented heresies and schisms, whereby he might subvert the faith, might corrupt the truth, might divide the unity."
Virgo Potens: 8 Quotes by Roman Pontiffs on the Rosary

Virgo Potens: 8 Quotes by Roman Pontiffs on the Rosary

8 quotes by various Popes explaining the power and necessity of the Rosary in the Catholic life.
All Human Creatures Are Subject to the Pope: 8 Papal Quotes On Salvation

All Human Creatures Are Subject to the Pope: 8 Papal Quotes On Salvation

"The universal Church of the faithful is one outside of which none is saved." Pope Innocent III, ex cathedra, Fourth Lateran Council (1215 AD)
Can Non-Catholics Be Saved and 21 Other Questions

Can Non-Catholics Be Saved and 21 Other Questions

"We call the right by which St. Peter or his successor has always been the head of the Church, and of all its bishops, the Primacy of St. Peter or of the Pope. Primacy means holding first place."
When a Pope Writes an Emperor: 6 Quotes on Spiritual and Temporal Power

When a Pope Writes an Emperor: 6 Quotes on Spiritual and Temporal Power

"There are two powers, august Emperor, by which this world is chiefly ruled, namely, the sacred authority of the priests and the royal power."
Pope Pius II: 7 Quotes On Educating Young Catholic Men

Pope Pius II: 7 Quotes On Educating Young Catholic Men

"Unless boys are steeped from the beginning in the best books, their minds will be ruined and they will not be able to acquire good judgment." - Pope Pius II
Patrimony of Wisdom: 6 Quotes of St. Pius X's Exhortation to Study St. Thomas Aquinas

Patrimony of Wisdom: 6 Quotes of St. Pius X’s Exhortation to Study St. Thomas Aquinas

"A man can derive more profit from his books in one year than from a lifetime spent in pondering the philosophy of others” (Consistorial address of 1318). - Pope John XXII
A Great Tomb for a Great Pope: 6 Photos of the Grave of Pope Pius V

A Great Tomb for a Great Pope: 6 Photos of the Grave of Pope Pius V

Encroaching Islam, the need for a unified Roman liturgy, and the Catholic faithful being led astray by heretics are all traits the current time shares with the time of St. Pope Pius V's pontificate.