Great Heresies by Fr. Charles Connor

In 15 Audio on 2015/06/12 at 12:00 AM
The Great Heresies
Host – Fr. Charles Connor
In the series, The Great Heresies, Fr. Charles Connor of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania examines how the Catholic Church has handled issues of heresy throughout its history, thereby providing a clarified understanding of the deposit of faith.

1.What Is Heresy? Part One
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_01.mp3Fr. Connor cites St. Thomas Aquinas on the definition and nature of heresy as deviation from the whole and entire, universal Catholic Faith. He distinguishes between formal and material heresy, apostasy and schism.

2.What Is Heresy? Part Two
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_02.mp3Here Fr. Connor explores what the Bible says about heresy and those who espouse heretical tenets. The inspired writers seek to protect the full revelation made by Christ to His Church.

3.The Early Heresies
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_03.mp3Fr Connor explains the early heresies known as Gnosticism, Marcionism and Manichaeism.

4.The Church Fathers and Heresy
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_04.mp3In the effort to declare the true Faith over and above the errors of heresies such as Docetism, Fr. Connor focuses on the works of St. Augustine, Tertullian, St. Ambrose of Milan, St. Jerome and St. John Chrysostom.

5.Heresies of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries, Part One
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_05.mp3Fr. Connor gives a treatment of Arianism, a heresy which stated that Jesus was the perfect creature, but not God. St. Athanasius defends the divinity of Christ.

6.Heresies of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries, Part Two
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_06.mp3Here Fr Connor discusses the heresies known as Monothelitism, Donatism and Pelagianism. St. Augustine worked to champion the true Faith.

Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_07.mp3Fr Connor examines the period of the Iconoclastic Controversy, from 725-843 A.D., in which there were alternating periods of icon desecration and recovery, succeeded by the 7th Ecumenical Council of Nicea and the eventual triumph of the Iconophiles, resulting in the Feast of Orthodoxy. The works of Andrei Rublev and Theophanes the Greek are noted for their splendor in depicting divine realities.

8.The Great Schism of the Eleventh Century
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_08.mp3Fr Kilian introduces us to the theological and political reasons for the 1054 split between Eastern and Western Christianity. The Church today seeks to actively promote the cause of Christian unity.

9.The Military Response to Heresy: The Crusades
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_09.mp3Fr. Connor explains that the Crusades were intended for the defense of Western Europe as well as a means to secure safety and access to revered Christian sites in the Holy Land. The diplomacy of St. Francis of Assisi gains the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, which lasts to this day.

10.The Papacy Returns to Rome: Rise of Schism and Heresy
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_10.mp3Fr Kilian introduces us the history involved in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, including Pope Gregory XI returning the papacy from Avignon to Rome in 1377 after a meeting with St. Catherine of Siena. The Great Western Schism then took place from 1378-1417, as rival claimants to the papacy plunged the Church into turmoil. In this period the Church deals with the works of William of Ockham, John Wycliffe and Jan Hus.

11.The Inquisition
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_11.mp3In addition to giving a treatment on Albigensianism in early 13th century France, Fr. Connor discusses the reasons the Church through Pope Gregory IX established the Inquisition. The roles of Church and state are discussed in the handling of heresy.

12.The Reformation, Part One
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_12.mp3Fr. Connor introduces the major figures involved in the period of the Reformation: Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, Frederick of Saxony, Ulrich Zwinglii, John Calvin, Henry VIII, St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher and Elizabeth I.

13.The Reformation, PartTwo
Host – Fr. Charles Connorgrthr_13.mp3Fr. Connor continues his introduction to the major figures involved in the period of the Reformation: Martin Luther, Franz Kolb, King Christian II of Denmark, Gustavus Vasa, Olaf Petersson, King Francis I of France, Cardinal Richelieu, Vittoria Colonna in Italy, Emperor Charles V, Edward VI and Queen Mary Tudor.


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