By Vir Christi On the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul, the Catholic Church honors two seminal leadership figures in the history of the Church. St. Peter as the first pope laid the foundation for the authority of the modern Church. But the authority of the...
“The Catholic Church is apostolic because it was founded by Christ on the apostles and, according to His divine will, has always been governed by their lawful successors.”
That’s a nice, clear-cut definition. Yet why does this mark matter? Of what significance is it for us?
“One?” an objector might exclaim. “Are you kidding me? Look at you Catholics! You’ve got traditionalists, charismatics, and all these different religious orders, rites, and liturgies. Some Catholics support abortion while others oppose it. You have one Pope saying this and another saying that. And yet you all call yourselves Catholic. How can you all be “One”?