An Italian Pope and a French Antipope and the start of the Great Western Schism.
War in Italy and St. Catherine of Siena helps convince the last French Pope to return to Rome.
The first attempt to return the Papacy to Rome gets derailed.
Another holy and reforming Pope who starts to get serious about Italy, but struggles diplomatically.
The Black Death strikes Europe and a more easy-going Pope has to respond.
The last cardinal anyone thought would get elected does, and then he tries to clean up messes.
How was Jesus’ body different after the Resurrection, and what was the significance and necessity of the Ascension? In this episode, Fr. Alec and Fr. Conrad discuss the impact that the Ascension had on the Church, and how it brought the new era of Jesus’ mystical body.