A Struggle for Power

with Fr. Conrad Murphy

As we continue to make our way through history, the struggle for both spiritual and secular power increases. As the modern state emerges from the feudal system the State wanted to restrict the secular power of the Church, while the Church was reluctant to give up such influence.  As time progressed and the Church lost more territory, it began to realize its true strength never truly laid political power, but in spiritual power.

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Fr. Conrad Murphy is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the chaplain of the University of Maryland Catholic Student Center (Go Terps!).  He has a License in Moral Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome. He loves obscure saints, papal history, and every type of ice cream imaginable.