“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind
on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.”
– Matthew 16:18-19
Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
Christ set Peter as the head of His Church. The Vicar of Christ, Bishop of Rome, and head of the Holy See. Those who succeed him in that see succeed him also in the supreme headship. As Catholics, we are called to be faithful to Christ’s Vicar on Earth and, in doing so, are faithful to Christ himself.
It is also essential that we pray for the Holy Father. On this feast of Saints Peter and Paul, let us offer a special prayer for Pope Francis and for the Universal Church.
Dr. Miravalle is a world-renowned Mariologist and is a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.