Because Peter Is Here

By Rev. Christopher H. Nalty ’84


As I walked down a hallway on my third day of work as a new official in the Roman Curia of the Catholic Church, the sound of a large crowd outside the office broke my concentration. I expected an anti-Catholic protest might be taking place in the streets. Rounding a corner past the office chapel, I ducked into the Sala di Congressi, a large conference room with windows opening onto the Piazza of Saint Peter, the large square in front of the Basilica of Saint Peter. That was probably the first time it hit me.…

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