Traditional Catholics/Peter's denial


In Luke22:32 our Lord said He would pray that Peter's faith would not fail. But didn't that happen inspite of our Lord's prayer when he denied Him three times?

The full answer to that prayer came after that threefold denial, as in that very passage it is clear that Jesus knew that Peter's denials would precede his rock-steady Faith.  Peter was, after all, at that time still a disciple and not yet an apostle, and not yet set over the Church as he would be at the birth of the Church on Pentecost.
Knowing that Peter would deny Him those three times He then told Peter that after that, and after he repents and is converted, that he was to be the one to confirm and strengthen his brethren, his fellow disciples-soon-to-be-apostles.
And it wasn't really so much his Faith that gave out but his boldness.  Under pressure he became afraid to proclaim what he knew to be true about Jesus Christ, but it wasn't that he in any way questioned it or doubted it.  Peter's faith did not fail, only his boldness to proclaim it, for that one extraordinary night.

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