Feast Day of The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
“This feast commemorates Christ’s choosing Peter to sit in his place as the servant-authority of the whole Church.”
”Like the committee chair, this chair refers to the occupant, not the furniture. Its first occupant stumbled a bit, denying Jesus three times and hesitating to welcome gentiles into the new Church. Some of its later occupants have also stumbled a bit, sometimes even failed scandalously. As individuals, we may sometimes think a particular pope has let us down. Still, the office endures as a sign of the long tradition we cherish and as a focus for the universal Church.”
Father in Heaven, bless our Pope.