Peter’s Denial by Benedict XVI

Peter's Denial  by Benedict XVI

“We have become accustomed to make a clear distinction between Peter the rock and Peter the denier of Christ. That is, Peter as he was before Easter and Peter as he was after Pentecost, the Peter of whom we have constructed a singularly idealistic image. But, in reality, he was at both times both of these…Has it not been thus throughout the history of the Church that the Pope, the successor of Peter, has been at once Petra and Skandalon–both the Rock of God and a stumbling block? In fact, the faithful will always have to reckon with this paradox of the divine dispensation that shames their pride again and again.” April 17, 2011

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