Catholic:Under The HoodAuthor: Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR
23 Sep 2020

Catholic:Under The Hood

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Explore the history and spirituality of the Catholic Church from a Franciscan Perspective. Sound seeing tours, interviews, and more.

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    #496 – A History of the Catholic Church – Justinian’s Code

    Links: Photo of mosaic of Justinian I by Petar Milošević Map of Europe in 526 Litle Hagia Sophia/Sergius and Bacchus . The Code of Justinian Map of Samaria Justinian’s law on the Jews Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the Starquest Production Network To listen, just click on the link below: #496 – […]

  • Posted on 07 Jun 2019

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    #495 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Rule of Benedict

    Saint Benedict of Nursia and his Rule set out to establish a monastic charism of moderation for beginners that would become the model of monastic spirituality throughout the West. We also look at the importance of monastic penance and child oblates. Links: Icon of Saint Benedict Map of important sites connected to Benedict Rule of […]

  • Posted on 31 May 2019

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    #494 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Council of Orange

    Conflicts over Augustine’s theology of prevenient grace and predestination arise in Gaul as Caesarius of Arles defends himself against suggestions of heresy at the Council of Orange. Pope Boniface II tries and fails to name his successor. A pope changes his name. Links: Photo of relic of Caesarius of Arles by Cangadoba Canons of the […]

  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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    #493 – A History of the Catholic Church – Choosing a Successor

    After a survey of the Christian/Jewish relationship in the former Roman Empire and in the Byzantine Empire, we look at the status of Christians outside the Byzantine Empire. We end with a look at how Pope Felix IV tried to avoid a crisis over his succession, yet accomplished that very thing. Links: Mosaic of Mosaic […]

  • Posted on 17 May 2019

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    #492 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Rule of the Master

    In the late 5th/early 6th century, there were significant developments in monastic spirituality. In the West, the appearance of the Rule of the Master. In the East, the homilies of Jacob of Serug. Bishops tried to exert control over monastics, monastics worked to keep themselves autonomous. The laity also experienced new expressions of spirituality – […]

  • Posted on 10 May 2019

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