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We Have a Pope: 2,000 Years of Preserving the Faith (Evangelization Guide)
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We Have a Pope: 2,000 Years of Preserving the Faith (Evangelization Guide)

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Catholic Answers 2005

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As the head of the Catholic Church, the pope is the leader of the faithful. But for non-Catholics, the papacy is one of the most difficult aspects of Catholicism. “Why does the Catholic Church have a pope?” “Is his authority legitimate?” From often-misunderstood concepts such as papal infallibility to the unbroken and irrefutable connection between Peter and today’s pope, this guide will provide you with the answers to common difficulties. You’ll find detailed and fascinating explanations of the evolution of papal responsibilities, the history of the office, and the vital importance of the Holy Father throughout 2000 years of history—especially in today’s world. You’ll also learn:


  • Why we need a pope
  • Who instituted the papacy
  • Why Peter was chosen as Christ’s successor
  • The importance of a name change
  • The authority held by Peter
  • Who led the early Church
  • Why the seat of Peter is located in Rome
  • How we know that Peter had successors
  • What papal primacy means
  • And much more!

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Key Features

  • Offers clear explanations of key Catholic doctrines
  • Presents clear answers to difficult questions
  • Includes guidance for Catholic living

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About the Authors

Stephen K. Ray is a convert to the Catholic Church and the author of several best-selling books, including Crossing the Tiber. He is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live and has appeared on many other radio and TV programs, including Fox News. He is writer, producer and host of the 10-part video/DVD series The Footprints of God: the Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine. A father of four, he owns a business in Michigan where he lives with his wife and two younger daughters.

Dennis Walters is a native of California. He spent eight years in seminary there before earning a PhD in literature at Michigan State University. He is currently pursuing a degree in theological studies and is a candidate for ordination to the Permanent Deaconate. He has taught at the high school and university levels and is currently RCIA director at Christ the King Parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan.