HoCC is the story of the Catholic Church in chronological order from its foundations to the present. Not just a bland retelling of names and dates, we'll discuss the people, the drama, and the movements of the organization that has arguably had more impact on the Western world than any other.
In this jam packed episode, we’ll discuss the rest of Paul’s journey to Rome, the Great Fire of Rome, the Neronian persecution, Peter and Paul’s Martyrdom, the Year of the Four Emperors, the First Jewish-Roman War, and the destruction of Jerusalem.
11: Friends, Romans, Countrymen
In this episode, we discuss Paul's masterpiece, the Epistle to the Romans, his time in Jerusalem, trial before the Sanhedrin, imprisonment, and the start of his journey to Rome
10: Journeys East, Journeys West
in this episode, we'll discuss Paul's Second Missionary Journey West, his first two Epistles, those to the Thessalonians, Thomas' journey back East to India, and the fall of Claudius to his stepson: Nero.
9: Mission and Council
In this episode we’ll discuss Paul’s first missionary journey to Cyprus and Asia Minor, and then the Council of Jerusalem, which would serve as a prototype for the ecumenical councils of both the Catholic and Orthodox churches. We’ll also discuss the event referred to in the West as the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, and in the East as the Dormition of the Theotokos. Finally, we’ll discuss the Epistle of Jude.
8: Better Call Paul
In this episode, we discuss Saul's persecution of the Church, his conversion, the fall of Caligula, the rise of Claudius, the death of Herod Agrippa, the Dispersion of the Apostles and much more!
7: Beginnings in Jerusalem
In this episode, we'll discuss the events of the earliest church, from immediately after the Ascension of Christ to the martyrdom of St. Stephen, protomartyr.