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Triumphs and Tragedies

“To be deep into history is to cease to be a Protestant.”

Blessed John Henry Newman

Triumphs and Tragedies – 16

August 16th, 2018|

The fifteenth century: As the French Avignon Papacy ended, the Great Schism began, only to be resolved at the beginning of the 15th century at the Council of Constance. As the century developed the

Triumphs and Tragedies – 15

August 9th, 2018|

The events of the fourteenth century and thereafter can only be understood by having knowledge of the philosophical upheavals that took place in the 12th and 13th centuries. In this episode we look at

Triumphs and Tragedies – 14

August 2nd, 2018|

In the thirteenth century Pope Innocent III continues the reform movement, confronts the Abigensians with violence, but welcomes the Dominicans and Franciscans. During this century power struggles with the secular rulers continue, but the

Triumphs and Tragedies – 13

July 26th, 2018|

During the twelfth century the reform movement begun the century before moves into full gear. Motivated by the monastic movement which is also going through reform, the pope established an administrative and legal machine

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