The Real Presence in the Eucharist
Holy Cross School Becomes Holy Cross Academy

The Bishop of Rome Should Live In...Rome!

St. Catherine of Sienna, a Doctor of the Church, advocated that the papacy should return to Rome from its palace in Avignon and its control by the French aristocracy. So the move back to Rome was much more than a symbolic gesture, but rather a return to the primacy of Peter and the roots of the church's martyrdom. The papacy should always be free from undue worldly political influence and the independent nature of the Vatican City State helps reinforce that capacity.