April 2005

A reader writes: About 6-8 months ago I contacted one of the apologist at Catholic Answers regarding our Priest singing the Eucharistic (presidential) Prayers. The woman apologist (I don’t remember her name) consulted with you and the answer came back that it was acceptable. She even stated that you had researched it and found accompaniment […]

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I thought, while we were talking about the Aramaic underlying Matthew 16:18 ("You are Peter . . . ") that I’d show you this verse  in the standard Armaic translation of the New Testament. Many Catholics have heard that "kepha" is used in both places in this verse ("You are Peter \[kepha] and on this […]

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I thought, while we were talking about the Aramaic underlying Matthew 16:18 ("You are Peter . . . ") that I’d show you this verse  in the standard Armaic translation of the New Testament. Many Catholics have heard that "kepha" is used in both places in this verse ("You are Peter \[kepha] and on this […]

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Hollow Peter???

by Jimmy Akin

in The Pope

A reader writes: Do you know of a place I can go to get an authoritative definition of the Aramaic word Kepha (Or however you would transliterate Simon Peter’s Aramaic name meaning rock). I am in an online dialogue with some folks who say that Kepha in Aramaic means hollow rock and therefore would not […]

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Mr. Peter?

by Jimmy Akin

in The Pope

A reader writes: I thought I had seen it all regarding arguments against Petrine Primacy until a day or so ago. In arguing the case that Peter’s name change was not significant, a Protestant gent asserted that since his text says that Simon ‘was surnamed’ Peter, that Jesus did not give the Apostle a new […]

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Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, shares his eyewitness testimony of the final hours in the life of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. GET THE (HEARTBREAKING) STORY.

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Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, shares his eyewitness testimony of the final hours in the life of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. GET THE (HEARTBREAKING) STORY.

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Okay, I had already thought of my post title for this story before I read it in the article, so I’m going to use it anyway. "Singer Willie Nelson’s name is off the road again. "A state legislator had proposed naming a 49-mile stretch of Texas Highway 130 being built around Austin in Nelson’s honor. […]

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I really hope that Benedict XVI issues a new apostolic constitution governing conclaves. It’s not a certainty that he will. He might rely on John Paul II’s Universi Dominici Gregis. But popes tend to revise the rules governing what happens after their deaths. Some have revised them more than once. But there’s a specific reason […]

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I really hope that Benedict XVI issues a new apostolic constitution governing conclaves. It’s not a certainty that he will. He might rely on John Paul II’s Universi Dominici Gregis. But popes tend to revise the rules governing what happens after their deaths. Some have revised them more than once. But there’s a specific reason […]

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