Author: Mike Lewis

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G’Day, Bishop Richard!

  Coming up on Where Peter Is Live: As Pope Francis approaches the eighth anniversary of his election as pope, Bishop Richard Umbers joins Rachel Amiri, Melinda Ribnek, and Mike Lewis from the land down under to discuss these last...

G’Day, Bishop Richard!
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Father Z, Challenge Accepted — UPDATE

Today I was directed to a post on the blog of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf,  who has been been saying and doing increasingly disquieting things since the presidential election, most notably the livestreamed exorcism rituals he performed every day for two...

Father Z, Challenge Accepted — UPDATE
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Livestreaming Soon! Where Peter Is – Live!

8 pm EST / 5 pm PST   Join us in a few minutes as Rachel Amiri, Adam Rasmussen, Mike Lewis, and Melinda Ribnek discuss Pope Francis’s historic trip to Iraq, the Church’s teaching in favor of restorative justice over...

Livestreaming Soon! Where Peter Is – Live!
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Peter the Rock and Online Catholic Extremism

Starting at 8PM/EST, 5PM/PST! Sunday’s episode of 60 minutes cited a recent survey showing that nearly 20% of white Catholics in the US believe the QAnon conspiracy theory is real. Rachel Amiri is joined by Mike Lewis, David Lafferty, and...

Peter the Rock and Online Catholic Extremism
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The Chair of Saint Peter, the Rock

There is only one rock on which it is worthwhile to place everything. This rock is the one to whom Christ said: ‘You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church.’ — Pope Benedict XVI Meeting with...

The Chair of Saint Peter, the Rock
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Gearing up for Lent

Well, we just got our multimedia output for 2021 going earlier tonight with the first episode of “Where Peter Is Live.” We didn’t announce it publicly in advance and we tipped off our Patreon subscribers just an hour before we...

Gearing up for Lent
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Pope Francis takes concrete steps for women in the Church

“The challenge today is this: to think about the specific place of women also in those places where the authority of the church is exercised for various areas of the church.” Pope Francis said these words in his famous September...

Pope Francis takes concrete steps for women in the Church
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We’re having website problems

Dear readers, we’re having problems with our website. Our site is undergoing some repairs and maintenance right now, so please forgive any site outages or missing posts (Matt Kappadakunnel’s post about “Meeting Pope Francis” has apparently been sucked into the...

We’re having website problems
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A birthday gift to our readers

Dear Friends, Three years ago today, we published the very first post in the history of this website. When Paul Fahey, Pedro Gabriel, Brian Killian, and I launched Where Peter Is as a small group blog devoted to supporting the...

A birthday gift to our readers
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Pope Francis: The Council is the Magisterium of the Church

Pope Francis spoke to members of Italy’s National Catechetical Office today, and offered some words of encouragement and gratitude to catechists, who do such an important job of forming us in the faith. Earlier this evening, I took part in...

Pope Francis: The Council is the Magisterium of the Church
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The folly of the build-it-yourself Magisterium

Earlier this month, Adam Rasmussen responded to Fr. Chad Ripperger’s theory of Church authority, summarizing it as an approach in which “any magisterial statements that do not define dogmas … may be questioned if they seem to contradict earlier statements.”...

The folly of the build-it-yourself Magisterium