Calendar of Events
April 11, 2013
Dr. Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary will present: Reflections on Pope Francis and the Petrine Ministry
The recent retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis have brought the importance of the papacy before the eyes of the world. This talk will begin with some insights into our new Holy Father, taking note of his prior service in Argentina and the tone he has already set in the first weeks of his pontificate. There will then be a brief overview of the Scriptural, historical, and doctrinal foundations of the Petrine ministry in an effort to understand why the leadership and authority of the Roman Pontiff is so essential to the divine constitution of the Catholic Church.