Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you
(07-29-2009, 09:27 AM)lamentabili sane Wrote:
Quote:They merely, with Peter's denial of Christ, open the way for me to begin to understand how a pope could do what Paul VI did.
Except Peter's threefold denial came before his threefold profession:

17 "Feed my sheep"... Our Lord had promised the spiritual supremacy to St. Peter; St. Matt. 16. 19; and here he fulfils that promise, by charging him with the superintendency of all his sheep, without exception; and consequently of his whole flock, that is, of his own church.

This is absolutely true.  Yet his denial also came after his reception of the Keys, which is also significant, and thus, still, lends his denial to helping the faithful come to an understanding of the extent to which popes can fail in their vocation.

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Re: Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you - by Zakhur - 07-30-2009, 11:22 AM

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