We Have a Pope is a short booklet ... only 32 pages ... but each page gives a clear and concise (often with just a touch of humor) explanation for the question asked. The topics discussed include:
- why do we need a pope
- who instituted the papacy
- why Peter
- what's so important about a name change
- what authority did Peter have
- who actually led the early Church
- Rome, not Jerusalem or Antioch
- how do we know that Peter had successors
- how were successors chosen
- what does "papal primacy" mean
- did the early Church think the pope had primacy
- what about the pope's titles
- what does the pope do
- do Catholics always have to agree with the pope
- if popes sin, how can we trust what they say
- should the pope matter to non-Catholics
- why the pope should matter to you
This is one of those booklets that should be in every home and Catholic classroom. Many people (both Catholic and non-) just really don't understand who the Pope is and why we must follow his teachings on faith and morals, why we have a Pope at all.
Boy, 32 pages sure can pack a punch!
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