Category Archives: Sacraments

#227 – The Cadaver Synod

The Cadaver Synod or the Synod Horrenda was one of the most unpleasant events in the history of the papacy at which Pope Stephen VI placed his predecessor Pope Formosus on trial. What made it more unpleasant was that Pope Formosus had died nine months earlier.

Links:
For more on the Cadaver Synod
Robert Browning’s The Ring and The Book account of the Cadaver Synod
On the difference between valid and licit sacraments

Picture is Jean Paul Laurens’ “Le Pape Formose et Etienne VII”

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podcasticon#227 – The Cadaver Synod

#211 – Catholic Schools versus the KKK

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In the 1920’s the Ku Klux Klan tried to shut down Catholic and other private schools in Oregon in the name of protecting American values. The effects of this would go all the way to the Supreme Court and help define human rights in the United States even today. Plus, the Eucharistic Prayer in the East and the West

Links:
Pierce vs Society of School Sisters Supreme Court Decision
The Ku Klux Klan’s attempts to abolish Catholic Schools in Washington and Oregon

See also:
David B. Tyack. “The Perils of Pluralism: The Background of the Pierce Case,”American Historical Review, Vol. 74, No. 1 (Oct., 1968), pp. 74–98

Plus a new book coming out on the case:
Cross Purposes by Paula Abrams

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podcasticon#211 – Catholic Schools versus the KKK

#202 – Confession and Communion – Part II

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In the second part of our examination of the relationship between Confession and Communion we look at developments from the Council of Trent up to the present and see how the Church once again emphasized the Eucharist as a means of forgiveness and healing.

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podcasticon# 202 – Confession and Communion- Part II

#201 – Confession and Communion Part I

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From the beginnings of the Church, the confession of sins has been part of the reception of the Holy Eucharist, this episode looks at the historical reasons for that connection from the Apostolic times through the Middle Ages and what that connection shows us about our own connection to the Body of Christ. Plus, listener feedback on Elvis and the Catholic Church.

Links:
The Catholic Roundup
SQPN website and SQPN Connect Community

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podcasticon# 201 – Confession and Communion

#196 – Crowned in Marriage

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A look at the Eastern Catholic/Orthodox rite of marriage and the theology of this most wonderful sacrament. Plus, a few words on the Franciscan Crown.

Links:
Music for this Episode
Psalm 128 at the time of wedding from Don’t Cry Rachel by Ensemble Sreteniye at Magnatune
Rejoice, O Isaiah/O Holy Martyrs/Glory to Thee, O Christ God by Orthodox Two Part Music
Many Years from Christian Themes in Ukrainian Folk Songs by Drevo at Magnatune

Photo by capu4inka

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podcasticon# 196 – Crowned in Marriage

#182 – Sacraments in the East and West

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Today’s episode looks at differences and similarities in the understanding of the sacraments in the Catholic and Orthodox Church, a review of the movie Pope Dreams and what to do when you don’t understand the language of the Mass.

Links:
Pope Dreams
Magnificat

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podcasticon#182 – Sacraments in the East and West

#150 – The Mystery of Penance

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A look at Pope Saint Callistus’ papacy serves as a jumping off point for a look at the nature of penance and so, if you ever wondered why a priest tells you to say 3 Our Father’s and a Hail Mary, take a listen!

Links:
Catholic New Media Conference – Atlanta 22 June 2008

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podcasticon#150 – The Mystery of Penance

#146 – Pussy Willows and the Euchatastrophe

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J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but he also has a deeply spiritual devotion to the Eucharist which we will look at in this episode and talk about the relation of the Pussy Willow to Palm Sunday.

Information on the Media Conference at Franciscan University

Tolkien’s views on the Euchatastrophe can be found in “On Fairy Stories” available in
The Monsters and the Critics
and The Tolkien Reader
Also of interest is The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

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podcasticon#146 – Pussy Willows and the Euchatastrophe

#133 – On The Road Again

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In response to a reader question, we take a look at the difference between Catholic and Lutheran beliefs about the Eucharist and whether Lutherans can receive Communion in Catholic Churches. I also talk about a possible Italian meet and greet and issue a prayer challenge! Remember, be kind to your priest!

Links:
Lutheran/Catholic Statement on the Eucharist
Tupelo Catholic

Photo of Venice by karlakp

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podcasticon#133 – On The Road Again

#121 – Matters of Faith and Worship

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In this episode, I offer my observations on the recent Moto Proprio of Pope Benedict XVI and the CDF’s statement that the Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church, why they are important and what they mean.

Links:

Moto Proprio – Summorum Pontificum
Document of the CDF


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Vatican photo by David Iliff

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podcasticon#121 – Matters of Faith and Worship