An Apologetics Course . . . The Primacy Of The Pope Continued Did The Eleven Apostles Accept The Primacy Of St. Peter Over Them?
By RAYMOND DE SOUZA There have been baptized Christians, especially from the Anglican Confession, who believe that Jesus made Peter the “Head” of the Apostolic College — but “head” only between quotation marks. He was the head as the first among equals (primo inter pares), pretty much as the archbishop of Canterbury is first among the Anglican bishops: It is a position of honor, not jurisdiction. This may well be the case in the church founded by King Henry VIII, but it is demonstrably not the case in the Church founded by Jesus Christ. That St. Peter was the visible head of the Church after Pentecost, there is no doubt whatsoever. There is not one single instance of any of…Continue Reading