Presentation #3 in Church of the Holy Spirit’s 2022 Lecture & Film Series
Fr. Patrick Behling speaks on “The Papacy”
Tuesday, February 22 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Church
Fr. Patrick J. Behling is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where he currently serves as associate pastor of St. Mary’s Visitation Parish in Elm Grove. Also an academic theologian by training, his current research interests include the papal teaching office, the spirituality of the priesthood, and the religious life. Prior to the seminary, Fr. Behling worked as a U.S. Senate page and staffer, and he remains interested in constitutional law and congressional goings-on, happy to be on the sidelines rather than in the thick of things. He holds degrees from St. Olaf College, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (where he met Fr. John Clote!), and the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
Summary on The Papacy – Lecture & Film Series:
Catholics are devoted to the papacy and rightly so, but many Catholics don’t know much about the roots of the papacy in Scripture, Tradition and the history of the Church. We’ll take a look at what Catholics believe about the role of the Pope, why we believe it, and how certain other Christians have reacted to and criticized our teachings on this important subject. We’ll pay particular attention to papal infallibility – what it is, when it applies, and why it matters. Then we’ll consider some open questions about the papacy. Finally, we’ll leave time to field questions.