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A Franciscan priest podcasting about the Pope, the Bible, Catholic spirituality, theology, history, and news - everything that has to do with the Roman Catholic Church. Faithful, funny, and entertaining.

A Franciscan priest podcasting about the Pope, the Bible, Catholic spirituality, theology, history, and news - everything that has to do with the Roman Catholic Church. Faithful, funny, and entertaining.
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A Franciscan priest podcasting about the Pope, the Bible, Catholic spirituality, theology, history, and news - everything that has to do with the Roman Catholic Church. Faithful, funny, and entertaining.

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English


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#476 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Church of the East Defines Itself

1/18/2019
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The Church of the East moves away from the Church of the Roman Empire through the adaptation of married clergy and the adaptation of the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia as its official teaching. Meanwhile, the Church of Armenia adopts Zeno’s Henotikon. Links: Map of the Roman/Persian Border by Cplakidas. On the map, Iberia is […]

Duration:00:20:09

#475 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Schism Continues

1/11/2019
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As the conflict between East and West over the Henotikon continues, Pope Felix III needs to deal with Nicenes in North Africa abandoning the faith and the Ostrogoths invading Italy. We also look at the theology of Philoxenus of Mabbug. Links: Photo of coin of Theodoric the Great Information on Philoxenus of Mabbug Check out […]

Duration:00:19:06

#474 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Acacian Schism

1/4/2019
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Zeno’s Henotikon succeeds in establishing a tenuous religious peace in the East but provokes schism with Pope Felix III over its apparent failure to defend the Council of Chalcedon and Acacius’ unwillingness to recognize Felix’s claims of Petrine Authority Links: Photo of coin of Emperor Zeno by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. Christopher Haas. “Patriarch and […]

Duration:00:23:22

#473 – A History of the Catholic Church – Faustus and the Henotikon

12/28/2018
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St. Faustus of Riez leads the bishops of Gaul against the theology of Predestination showing that the defeat of Pelagius has not meant the complete acceptance of Augustine. In the East, in an attempt to create unity between Chalcedonians and Monophysites, Eastern Emperor Zeno issues the Henotikon. Links: Photo of image of Saint Faustus by […]

#472 – A History of the Catholic Church – Barbarian Domination

12/21/2018
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In the West, the Fall of Roman power in the West meant the domination of Arians in the Kingdom of the Vandals of North Africa, the Kingdom of the Visigoths in Hispania and Gaul and the Kingdom of Odoacer in Italy. In North Africa, the Nicene Romans experienced severe persecution. In Italy, there was relative […]

Duration:00:19:31

#471 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Fall of the West

12/14/2018
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We look at the role of Christianity in the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West and the continuing conflict over the Council of Chalcedon in the East as seen in Emperor Basiliscus’ Encyclical. Links: Image of Daniel the Stylite Map of Europe in 476 Basiliscus’ Encyclical – found in Chapter 4 Fr. Seraphim’s […]

Duration:00:25:19

#470 – A History of the Catholic Church -Who was Crucified for Us

12/7/2018
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The collapse of imperial power in the West posed new challenges for the Popes of Rome who struggled to maintain control. Meanwhile, in the East, the conflict over the Council of Chalcedon heated up once more with the arrival of Peter the Fuller. Links: Image of Pope Hilarius Peter the Fuller, Patriarch of Antioch Fr. […]

Duration:00:19:56

#469 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Ideal Bishop

11/30/2018
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The clergy of the Church had roles and responsibilities beyond the sacramental. As Augustine noted, the “bishop’s burden” included participation in civil society as well. With an increased political role came increased power and an increased opportunity for corruption. Links: Mosaic of the North African Bishop Quodvulteus Geoffrey D. Dunn, “The Clerical Cursus Honorum in […]

Duration:00:25:41

#468 – A History of the Catholic Church – Exemplars of the Faith

11/23/2018
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As the Church grew, so did the number of the saints and so did the diversity of their stories. The beginnings of the fifth century also saw increased devotion to Mary and new ways of showing one’s appreciation for the saints. Plus, Peter Chrysologus and Patrick of Ireland. Links: Photo of ampulla from Shrine of […]

Duration:00:18:47

#467 – A History of the Catholic Church – Changing Rituals

11/16/2018
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In this episode, we look at changes in the Church’s liturgical and sacramental practice in the first half of the 5th century – how the church of Rome used liturgy to promote unity and Augustine’s problem with a congregant over liturgical innovation [on Augustine’s part]. We finish with an examination of the developing understanding of […]

Duration:00:19:59

#466 – A History of the Catholic Church – Combating Error

11/9/2018
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The increasing dominance of the Catholic Church over its rivals was revealed in the legislation of the Roman Empire and in the violence of monks against pagans, Jews, and heretics. Indeed, by the mid-5th century, we find a growing willingness to punish theological differences with the highest penalties. Links: Photo of Santa Sabina with pillars […]

Duration:00:23:07

#465 – A History of the Catholic Church – Freedom in Christ

11/2/2018
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The complex interaction between Catholic teaching and the historic traditions of the Greco-Roman tradition on the particular issues of slavery and the treatment of the poor are the focus of this episode and help us to see the how Christianity affected and was affected by the surrounding culture. Links: Photo of mosaic of two Roman […]

Duration:00:23:29

#464 – A History of the Catholic Church – Imagining the Holy

10/26/2018
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The first half of the 5th century sees significant changes in Christian artistic representation of Christ and the Virgin Mary in response to the growing power of the Church and the recent controversy over Mary as the Mother of God. Church construction also underwent some important developments both in terms of placement and architecture. Links: […]

Duration:00:20:34

#462 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Poetry of Eudocia

10/12/2018
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The poetry of Empress Eudocia and Paulinus of Nola revealed the tensions that existed in a culture that both praised and rejected the literary works of the past – those of Homer and Virgil. For Eudocia and Paulinus, the examples of the great pagan poets of yesterday could be used to praise Christ in the […]

Duration:00:19:55

#461 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Maronites

10/5/2018
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Throughout the Christological Controversy, monastics played an important role. While many monks, especially in Egypt, supported Mono/Miaphysitism, there were also important communities defending Chalcedon – such as the Maronite community in Syria. In the West, Eastern monasticism will influence the development of monastic communities in Gaul as monks sought to replicate the Egyptian desert experience […]

Duration:00:23:15

#460 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Two Leos

9/28/2018
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Political instability continues in the West as one emperor follows another. In the East, Emperor Leo I tries to find a way out of the controversy over Chalcedon but has problems with Timothy II of Alexandria, also known as Timothy the Cat. We finish the episode with a look at how Christians outside the Roman […]

Duration:00:26:45

#459 – A History of the Catholic Church – Rome Sacked Again

9/21/2018
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The growing division between the Mono/Miaphysites and the Chalcedonians causes significant problems for the Eastern Empire, especially in Palestine and Egypt. In the West, Emperor Valentinian III is assassinated and Pope Leo I tries to keep the Vandals from destroying Rome. Links: Painting of Genseric sacking Rome by Bryullov. Leo I’s letter to the monks […]

Duration:00:23:15

#458 – A History of the Catholic Church – Leo and Attila

9/14/2018
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The conclusion of the Council of Chalcedon left the church divided – Rome vs. Constantinople and Chalcedonian vs. Miaphysite. These conflicts will influnce the future course of Christianity for the next three hundred years. We take a look at the Christological divisions after Chalcedon. Links: Painting of The Meeting between Leo the Great and Attila […]

Duration:00:24:50

#457 – A History of the Catholic Church – Canon 28

9/7/2018
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Chalcedon was intended to unite the Church, but – in many ways – the Church is more divided after Chalcedon than it had been before. Constantinople and Rome are divided over the place of Constantinople in the ecclesiastical hierarchy. The Church of Egypt refuses to accept the Tome of Leo and the Definition of Chalcedon. […]

Duration:00:21:48

#456 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Definition of Chalcedon

8/31/2018
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The Council of Chalcedon continues and with it continue conflicts over Christology and Roman authority. The bishops of Chalcedon put forward a new statement of faith in the hopes of unifying the Church. Links: Painting of the Council of Chalcedon by Andreevartstudio The Definition of Chalcedon Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the […]

Duration:00:21:38