Understanding Christ’s Humanity

with Fr. Joseph Rampino

The person of Jesus Christ is the part of the Triune God that we relate to on a personal level, but many heresies along the way have tried to negate the truth of Christ’s human nature.  In this episode hear how the personal aspect of Christ is fundamental to our salvation as we follow history through a few heresies that made claims against it.

Christ’s Reign Foreshadowed

with Fr. Timothy Peters

In this episode we take a look at the Old Testament scriptures of Samuel and Isaiah to understand the unique kingship of Christ.  These passages demonstrate the relationship between the messianic promises God makes early on in the Bible and the reign of Christ that takes hold in the New Testament.

St. Jerome’s contribution to the Church… access to the Bible!

with Fr. George Elliott

The Church is built on a foundation of so many great saints who followed Christ to continue His mission, and thanks to St. Jerome, since early on in the life of the Church believers have had access to the Bible in their own language. “Ignorance of Scripture, is ignorance of Christ!”In this episode hear how the Church Father and brilliant linguist, St. Jerome, used his skills for the greater glory of God.  

Literature: Touching on Truth

with Fr. Conrad Murphy

Love and sacrifice are common literary themes that present truth in a new and beautiful way. Literature allows the reader to confront questions of the heart and develop a deeper understanding of the human experience. These themes are central in the spiritual life and offer an opportunity to touch truth beyond religion textbooks.

Further Resources:

  1. Online:  The “1,000 Good Books List”  http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000.html
  2. Book:  Bloom, Harold.  The Western Canon: The Books and Schools of the Ages, 1995.  — not a specifically Catholic author, but a valuable book nonetheless.
  3. Books recommended on the podcast episode:
    1. Specifically Catholic:
      1. Greene, Graham.  End of the Affair, 1951.
      2. Undset, Sigrid.  Kristin Lavransdatter, 1920.
    2. Non-Catholic:
      1. Dickens, Charles.  Bleak House, 1852-53.
      2. MacDonald, George.  The Princess and Curdie, 1883.