While it is impossible to know with medical certainty the identity of the bones discovered in the first-century tomb, they were found next to a scratched inscription from the third century that proclaims, Petros Eni- Peter is here.
If Mary was the Mother of God, how could God not have preserved his own mother from the pain of sin?
While Catholic theologians did not deny the internal, invisible, spiritual bonds uniting the Church, they stressed that which was being denied: the governing and teaching authority of the pope and the bishops, participation in the sacraments, and the external profession of the same Christian faith taught by the Catholic Church.
Mercy meets sorrow in the sacrament. Chapter 14 of Matthew’s gospel tells of the story of St. Peter asking Jesus to allow him to walk on water. Because of fear of drowning and lack of faith, Peter sinks.