Monday, January 10, 2005

Petrine jurisdiction in the early Church

Whenever Catholics bring up the record of the Church Fathers and writers of antiquity, their brethren from the various Eastern Orthodox tradition accuse them of citing them "out of context." The tit-for-tat quickly becomes an exercise in futility. The important things is just be sure to examine the record for yourself, context and all. On the exercise of Petrine jurisdiction by Rome in the ancient Church, for example, here's a sampling.

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