Byzantium And The Roman Primacyby Francis Dvornik. An examination of the position taken by the Byzantine Church on the primacy of Peter from the earliest times up to the period when the estrangement occurred between East and West. (May 1961)
False Decretalsby Steven O'Reilly. An examination of the "false decretals" used in the Middle Ages to defend papal authority. (From This Rock October 1998).
Local Church of Romeby Joseph Clifford Fenton. This article discusses the common teaching that the office of the Pope is inseparably attached to the position of the Bishop of Rome. (from American Ecclesiastical Review, June 1950)
Model Shepherdby Mary F Rousseau (from Catholic Dossier, March/April 1998)
Papacyby Scott Hahn. Dr Hahn was an Evangelical Protestant before coming to the belief, through his studies, that the Catholic Church validly claimed to be the Church Christ founded. This article is about the Papacy and the great gift that the Papacy is for the Church.
Peter's PrimacyFr. William Most explains Peter's Primacy and shows that even some Protestant scholars accept the Catholic interpretations of the words, 'Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.'
Pope and the Churchby Archbishop Marcel Gervais. An essay about the necessary authority of the Pope and Church in modern times.
Unam SanctamBull of Pope Boniface VIII promulgated November 18, 1302 in which the Pope asserted his rights against King Phillip the Fair of France. It is a landmark in the history of the doctrine of Papal Primacy.
Upon This Rockby Dr Warren Carroll (from Catholic Dossier, March/April 1998)