See this online text:

  • “Pope and Council: The Historical Background of the Present Situation”, by Rev. James Hanrahan, C.S.B., CCHA, Report, 32 (1965): pp. 13-27. Available in pdf format at the Canadian Catholic Historical Association.

See also the following texts previously linked on the Project:

On the Memorial of the Dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul in the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“The Roman Pontiff – like all the faithful – is subject to the Word of God, to the Catholic faith, and is the guarantor of the Church’s obedience… He does not make arbitrary decisions, but is spokesman for the will of the Lord, who speaks to man in the Scriptures lived and interpreted by Tradition; in other words, the episkope of the primacy has limits set by divine law and by the Church’s divine, inviolable constitution found in Revelation.” (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Mystery of the Church, 7)