Fr. Richard D. Breton, Jr.: A Beacon Of Light . . . St. Peter And The Early Church

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By Fr. Richard D. Breton, Jr, The Wanderer, April 27, 2021

(Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn. He received his BA in religious studies and his MA in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn.)

  • + + The Easter Season is a time filled with so many opportunities to grow in the knowledge of the faith. One of the ways we can do this is by recognizing the important role people played in the Early Church. Understanding the role these people played in the formation of the Church assists us in recognizing the responsibility we have today in living the faith. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at a few of these people and how each role influences the faith we live today.

    This week I want to focus on the most important figure of the Early Church. Who is this mysterious figure? Why St. Peter, of course!

    In order to understand the importance of St. Peter’s life in the Church we need to go back to the moment he was called by the Lord. St. Matthew’s Gospel clearly portrays this significant moment: …

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