I think am probably breaking the forum rules by asking this question, because I imagine it has already been asked and answered. If that’s the case, I hope you’ll point me to an older thread with the answer!
I’m wondering how the second chapter of St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians meshes with the Catholic doctrine of papal infallibility. St. Paul says that St. Peter “clearly was wrong” (according to the translation on the USCCB website usccb.org/bible/galatians/2).
I will guess that the answer is that Cephas’ actions described in that chapter are not a part of the official teaching of the Church, and thus does not contradict the doctrine of infallibility. However, I’m eager for more clarity on this question.
Thanks in advance!
PS I also notice that St. Paul continues to refer to St. Peter by the name that Our Lord gave him – “Cephas.” I think that’s an indication that St. Paul continues to recognize his authority.
PPS Could anyone point me to more sources on this question, perhaps in the form of a book?