Irenaeus says: It's correct that man is supposed to become like God & can't rest until he has attained the freedom of sonship—that alone can be the freedom appropriate for him; that alone can be his redemption...— Church Life Journal (@ChurchLifeND) June 29, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Friends, today’s Gospel spells out the importance of Peter’s confession. For it is upon this inspired confession that the Church is built. Not on popular opinion, and not on personal holiness. It is built upon the inspired authority of Peter.https://t.co/2GLGKhmJlN pic.twitter.com/RUodhYEfSb— Bishop Robert Barron (@BishopBarron) June 29, 2021
Reading it as referring exclusively to the bishop of Rome, when others would read Peter's confession as applying to all bishops, and not just all bishops, but possibly the laity as well. After all, Christ is the Rock, and Peter participates in the Rock who is Christ through faith.
But will this be acknowledged by low-intelligence readers?