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 – 9

June 27th, 2018|

The eighth century - from 700 - 800 AD. The temporal power of the papacy increases as the Byzantine Empire disintegrates. The Lombards dominate Italy and the pope looks North for political support and

Triumphs and Tragedies – 7

May 31st, 2018|

The sixth century sees the continued decay of the Roman Empire as barbarians invade Italy from the North and East. The Emperor Justinian reclaims large portions of the Empire, but it doesn’t last. Meanwhile,

Triumphs and Tragedies – 6

May 24th, 2018|

In the sixth episode of Triumphs and Tragedies the Catholic Church copes with the heresies of Pelagianism and Nestorianism. Giants of the church--St Jerome, St Augustine, St Ambrose are active while Pope St Leo