Peter and the Church


  • Vatican YouTube channel
    Videos of addresses of Pope Francis.
  • Faith Circles
    Diocese of Wollongong.
    A free weekly small group resource based on Pope Francis’ Weekly Catechesis.
  • The Pope video
    Developed by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of the Holy Father’s monthly intentions related to the challenges that humanity faces.
  • Pope Francis Good News
    Summarised articles relevant to the activities of Pope Francis.


  • The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Ministry of the Church
    These reflections and commentaries reassert the essential points of Catholic doctrine on the primacy of the Successor of Peter, Christ’s great gift to his Church, and acknowledge the ecumenical aspirations of the majority of the Christian communities. Includes the biblical foundations of the primacy, its apostolic origins, and the essential reciprocal relationship between the primacy and the episcopacy.
  • The Seeker's Guide to the Christian Story 
    Loyola Press.
    Spanning from Jesus' time and the birth of Christianity through the Crusades and the Protestant Reformation to John XXII and the Second Vatican Council, this brief and accessible guide introduces us to the story of our Catholic Church. Focusing on eleven key moments in the church's development, it addresses the question ‘How did we come to be the church we are today?’ For those seeking to nurture a fledgling faith or a mature one, this concise book helps us better understand who we are by first exploring who and where we have been.
  • The Name of God is Mercy: A conversation with Andrea Tornielli
    Pope Francis. Pan Macmillan.
    In a conversation with Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli, Pope Francis discloses the core of his papacy and, in his own words, conveys the great message of the Holy Year of Mercy. Kindle ebook. Also available from the publishers.



  • Peter and Paul (DVD) 
    This epic network television mini-series brings to life the precarious existence of early Christianity. The new movement is beset by violent opposition from without and constant turmoil from within. Two key leaders emerge – Peter and Paul – who struggle to keep the faith alive. This dramatic presentation follows the pair, together and separately, through three epochal decades. Included are the stoning of Stephen, the road to Damascus, their encounter in Jerusalem, their conflicts over how the word of Christ should be spread. Paul is portrayed by Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins.
  • The Good Pope (DVD)
    Angelo Roncalli is known for his profound spirituality as well as his extraordinary goodness from the young years of his life. When Pius XII dies on October, the 9th, 1958, 77 year-old Cardinal Angelo goes to Rome, to conclave to choose a new pope. However, this time, it is him who hears gentle words of Jesus ‘Tu es Petrus!’ (‘You are Peter!’) and from October, the 28th leads the church as Pope John XXIII. (Bob Hoskins)
  • Witness to Hope - The Life of John Paul II (DVD)
    The late Pope John Paul II was one of the world's greatest proponents of religious freedom and human rights. Based on George Weigel's book of the same name, this is a complete and intimate portrait of an extraordinary leader.
  • Peter – Keeper of the Keys  (DVD)
    Ignatius Press.  (75 mins)