This site was conceived by a group of faithful Catholics who have become increasingly concerned about the attacks from within the Church on Pope Francis and his teachings. Over the entirety of his pontificate, he has been accused by radical traditionalists and dogmatic rigorists of deliberately spreading confusion, teaching error, and even being a heretic.
While the group challenging Francis’ pontificate is relatively small, their ranks include prominent laypeople, priests, bishops, and even cardinals. Many of Francis’ fiercest critics have strong voices in the media: in print, on television, and on the web. In many cases, these critics have anointed themselves as the arbiters of orthodoxy, and have accused those who continue to stand with the pope of holding views that dissent from the teaching of the Church.
Because Francis’s critics are such a small faction, many of their accusations and assertions have gone unchecked. They complain that their concerns are serious, but they are dismissed and their points are not addressed by those who support the pope.
The authors at this site have decided to take up their challenge, both by providing links to resources from other sites and by providing original essays that argue in favor of the orthodoxy and faithfulness of the Holy Father. Additionally, we’ll write about the major themes and important topics that surround the Church, especially in light of the pontificate of Pope Francis.
Where Peter is, there is the Church.
Editor’s Note: The contributors to this website hold and express a diversity of views. Each contributor’s views are his or her own, and do not necessarily represent the views of the other contributors or our editorial position. The common threads connecting all the content on Where Peter Is are (1) love for the Church, (2) support for Pope Francis, and (3) fidelity to the Magisterium. On prudential matters, we present a variety of positions, but these core principles unite us.
“How many important things unite us! If we really believe in the abundantly free working of the Holy Spirit, we can learn so much from one another! It is not just about being better informed about others, but rather about reaping what the Spirit has sown in them, which is also meant to be a gift for us.”
— Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 246