Hi and you mentioned MARY'S special role , so where is it ?
Where did Peter appoint apostles in Eph 2 ??
We see that James took over Peter's role in Acts 15 and in Acts 21:20-21 !!
Where are your biblical FACTS ??
Ignatias founded the Catholic church when he declared that the bishop was to be regarded as Christ....whether or not the bishop followed Christ or not.
It was a usurpation of Christ as Head of His body the church
Correctamundo, Mayor. A pillar merely supports; the church, the pillar, which is comprised of respective, fallible members of the body of Christ, including you, and I, not some mystical/infallible bunch of clowns, in Bozo attire, "The Magesterium," supports the already existing, objective truth, as contained in the word of God, which "is true from the beginning"(Psalms 119:160 KJV).
Due to our loving Vicar's exhortation to ask sodomites to forgive us, I'm gonna get me one of them rainbow scapulars. That's gotta count for a few more Get Out of Purgatory points, don't you think?
Did Peter have a fish hat? The biblical record seems spotty on that; perhaps we can infer something from the Vulgate.