A brief papacy and further disputes with Fredrick Barbarossa.
A huge fight with the Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa, the canonization of St. Thomas Becket, four antipopes, and the 11th Ecumenical Council – Lateran III.
This episode is all about sacramental intention. In essence, it’s not enough for us to do and say certain things (it’s not magic) we must intend to what we are doing. The Catholic Bytes priests break this down with several examples regarding consecrating the Eucharist. (This is also very interesting and important when it comes to Baptism!)
Nicholas Breakspear: the only English Pope in history.
An elderly conciliatory Pope, who got on the wrong side of St. Hildegard of Bingen.
“May God forgive you what you have done! … What reason or counsel, when the Supreme Pontiff was dead, made you rush upon a mere rustic, lay hands on him in his refuge, wrest from his hands the axe, pick or hoe, and lift him to a throne?” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s student gets made Pope.
We started with Bible roulette and now the hosts of Catholic Bytes are testing their knowledge of the Summa by St. Thomas Aquinas and why each of the points discussed is important and applicable to our faith today!
“A man worthy of the priestly office by virtue of his meekness and humility.”
Today we are talking about the intellectual life – how to think and the process of thinking. Who do you want to think like?
A humble priest and a brief pontificate.