Triumphs and Tragedies2019-05-09T08:01:09-04:00

Triumphs and Tragedies

Many Catholics at this time are worried, bewildered and angry about the state of the Catholic Church. They’re disgusted by the sex abuse scandals and dismayed by the hierarchies cover up and the Vatican’s slack response. They’re upset by financial skulduggery in Rome and lazy modernism among the clergy.

I produced this twenty-three part podcast series so we could get the overview of church history. There is basically one episode per century. When you listen to Triumphs and Tragedies you will see that the church has experienced corruption from within and persecution from without in every age. To be a Catholic is to be involved in a great battle and warfare is always a messy business.

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Triumphs and Tragedies 23

October 18th, 2018|

The second half of the twentieth century takes us through the papacy of John XXIII, the second Vatican Council and the fallout of this brave attempt to relate the Catholic faith to the modern

Triumphs and Tragedies 22

October 11th, 2018|

The twentieth century: Pope Pius X hammers the heresies of modernism, the church flourishes in missionary lands and Europe is plunged into two world wars. The final episode will deal with the Second Vatican

Triumphs and Tragedies 21

October 4th, 2018|

The nineteenth century sees a resurgence in the Catholic faith after the terrible devastation of the French Revolution. Pope Pius IX stands up to modernism, but the world is on the brink of the

Triumphs and Tragedies – 19

September 6th, 2018|

The Counter Reformation, the Council of Trent and the struggles between Jansenists and Jesuits. It looks now like there will be 23 episodes. Twenty will cover 18th c. Twenty one - 19th. Twenty two

Triumphs and Tragedies – 18

August 30th, 2018|

The second half of the two part episode on the momentous sixteenth century. How can you fit everything in? Luther, Calvin, Renaissance popes, Michelangelo, Raphael, Shakespeare, Henry VIII and his wives and offspring, St