What you wrote was well said, as to the link I did not read it, but see the one box on rejecting the idea of authority to a single man
So I answer to the both of you, if you can not see the giving of authority in Matthew 16:19 as it is written, and I paraphrase in todays english:
And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Then I praise his name for it, as he came to divide and we are divided.
But, I will offer this, his words (Jesus) as they relate in parables, in hopes you hear Him speak, example A, leaving his goods trusted to others, Unum Sanctum, the claim of everything (all goods) being owned by the Vatican, while we await Christs return
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
See the similarity …
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
Example B, let it out, and left, on a far journey
That’s just two similar examples, stories, spoken in the flesh at the time he was here for different purposes, but they demonstrate the idea
And that’s what we have here, Jesus left, while he’s gone he left his goods, they’re all his, lent out the tower he built, and explicitly gave Peter the keys and the ability to bind on earth as it is in heaven, to manage it while he’s gone, I have to believe you guys wan’t to be profitable servants, I do, not to hear
Paul penned Romans, it sums it up pretty well also
And all this is coming from someone (me) who was once there, hating Catholics, and its not that I feel I fit in now, I don’t, and I’m still bewildered when I attend mass at the faithfulness of the people, its amazing to behold.