The Catholic Legate’s director, John Pacheco, had an article published in Catholic Answer’s This Rock magazine on the significance of Caesarea Philippi to the papacy. John explores the historical background to the area where Jesus conferred primary authority on St. Peter, and offers a unique angle on the geographical relevance to the Catholic teaching on the Papacy. Check out the April edition of This Rock and get a new angle on the primacy of Peter!!! (Pacheco – 14KB – 05.06).
The edition that was eventually published can be read here.
In this short article, Catholic Legate Director, John Pacheco shows the biblical basis for the papacy as far back as Genesis!. (Pacheco – 6 KB – 06.12)
Father Piotrowski provides a wonderful recap of the evidence which proves that Peter’s tomb is situated directly beneath the Pope’s altar in the Vatican Basilica. (Piotrowski – 15KB – 04.09)
“This article was originally published in Love One Another Magazine (Spring, 2003 Edition), a Catholic magazine dedicated to promoting and preserving Catholic youth and family. It is a rich and wonderful magazine which appeals to the whole Catholic community. Wonderful articles affirming the culture of life are interspersed among inspiring personal testimonials as well as edifying accounts of the saints of our holy faith, not to mention solid apologetic articles like the one featured above. This magazine is simply a lightning bolt from heaven, designed to make a real effort at converting people to the Catholic faith. Paradoxically, it’s both hard hitting, yet gentle. If you don’t subscribe to any Catholic periodical or you only have room for only one, then get this one! You simply cannot put it down.” – John Pacheco, Director, The Catholic Legate
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Mark Bonocore discusses a shining example of how the papacy has its roots in early Christian teaching. In this article, Mark highlights the important historical evidence which shows how the Papacy preserved orthodox Christian teaching against Monophysitism. (Bonocore – 14KB – 04.05)
Everybody knows that Pope Honorius has been the proverbial whipping boy for Protestant polemicists for centuries now in their quest to disprove the Catholic dogma of papal infallibility. Staff Apologist John Pacheco revisits the issue and provides a modest yet cogent elucidation of the Catholic defense of why the case against Honorius is pretty flimsy. After reading this short apologetic, you’ll understand why the Pinata is still intact. (Pacheco – 24KB – 02.11)
The Monarchial Episcopate: A Merciful Response to James White’s “Roman Catholic Apologists Practice Eisegesis in Scripture and Patristics”
Mark Bonocore has contributed this great series of articles on early Church governance of the hiearchy by responding to James White’s recent critique of an earlier article written by Mark. A must read!
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 1 of 7 [Added: July 16, 2002]
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 2 of 7 [Added: July 19, 2002]
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 3 of 7 [Added: July 30, 2002]
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 4 of 7 [Added: August 8, 2002]
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 5 of 7 [Added: August 19, 2002]
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 6 of 7 [Added: August 27, 2002]
- The Monarchial Episcopate – Part 7 of 7 [Added: September 10, 2002]
Pacheco examines the link between two prominent biblical figures with his insightful look at the complementary roles which both Joseph and Peter played in their respective patriarchal and apostolic communities. (Pacheco – 25KB – 02.04)
A tract on petrine primacy. (Pacheco – 20KB – 02.01)
A tract on the papacy. (Pacheco – 20KB – 02.01)
Was the Papacy Established by Christ?Back in 1999, Mark Bonocore and Evangelical Jason Engwer debated whether Jesus established the Papacy. Read how Mark picks apart Jason’s misconceptions and faulty arguments. [Hosted Offsite]
Mark Bonocore interacts with some questions from a Lutheran minister. All very polite and nice-like. We were on our best behaviour with this one. Youse be nice to us and we’ze be nice to you. (Bonocore – 104KB – 07.05)
Mark Bonocore flattens J. Michael Gainor’s pretensions over a scholarly critique of the papacy. It seems that every time one of these thick fundies opens their mouths, the Legate gets the opportunity to securely shut it. It’s September, Mike. Back to school for you. (Bonocore – 88KB – 05.09)
One of James White’s disciples, calling himself “Stormtrooper”, attempts to educate Mark Bonocore on historical Christianity and the Catholic Council of Nicea. As Mark clearly shows, however, he still belongs to the dark side. (Bonocore – 13KB – 05.06)
Mark Bonocore answers eleven alleged “proofs” which claim that St. Peter was not in Rome and did not lead the Church in the eternal city. Mark shows how shallow the objections are to Catholic truth. (Bonocore – 43KB – 05.06)
Read this short exchange between Mark Bonocore and James White. Readers will agree that Mark locks out White time and time again. (Bonocore – 20KB – 04.12)
James White gets his butt whooped by Catholic Apologist-extraordinaire, Mark Bonocore. Read how Mark takes James to school on what the early Church Fathers taught about petrine primacy and authority. You almost feel sorry for James White…but not quite. Fun for the whole family. (Bonocore – 54KB – 04.08)
A former Catholic thinks he has found major issues which debunk the Church’s claims over unity and truth. Read how he is instructed otherwise. (Sippo – 9KB – 00.00)
Popes who fooled around. Inquisitions which tortured and murdered. Still, the Faith is preserved. (Sippo – 14B – 00.00)
Was Peter in Rome? Was Paul more important than Peter? What about Paul’s rebuke of Peter? How do these and other questions affect Petrine Primacy? Find out in this exchange. (Sippo – 9B – 00.00)
The following dialogue occurred over a number of weeks in July, 1999 on a Seventh Day Adventist discussion board with a gentleman named ‘Ted’. The dialogue focuses on Papal primacy and other related issues. (Pacheco – 287KB – 99.08)
What is the Chair of Moses? (Bonocore)