25 episodes

A Franciscan priest podcasting about the Pope, the Bible, Catholic spirituality, theology, history, and news - everything that has to do with the Roman Catholic Church. Faithful, funny, and entertaining.

Catholic:Under The Hood Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 180 Ratings

A Franciscan priest podcasting about the Pope, the Bible, Catholic spirituality, theology, history, and news - everything that has to do with the Roman Catholic Church. Faithful, funny, and entertaining.

    #496 – A History of the Catholic Church – Justinian’s Code

    #496 – A History of the Catholic Church – Justinian’s Code

    Links: Photo of mosaic of Justinian I by Petar Milošević Map of Europe in 526 Litle Hagia Sophia/Sergius and Bacchus . The Code of Justinian Map of Samaria Justinian’s law on the Jews Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the Starquest Production Network To listen, just click on the link below: #496 – […]

    #495 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Rule of Benedict

    #495 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Rule of Benedict

    Saint Benedict of Nursia and his Rule set out to establish a monastic charism of moderation for beginners that would become the model of monastic spirituality throughout the West. We also look at the importance of monastic penance and child oblates. Links: Icon of Saint Benedict Map of important sites connected to Benedict Rule of […]

    #494 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Council of Orange

    #494 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Council of Orange

    Conflicts over Augustine’s theology of prevenient grace and predestination arise in Gaul as Caesarius of Arles defends himself against suggestions of heresy at the Council of Orange. Pope Boniface II tries and fails to name his successor. A pope changes his name. Links: Photo of relic of Caesarius of Arles by Cangadoba Canons of the […]

    #493 – A History of the Catholic Church – Choosing a Successor

    #493 – A History of the Catholic Church – Choosing a Successor

    After a survey of the Christian/Jewish relationship in the former Roman Empire and in the Byzantine Empire, we look at the status of Christians outside the Byzantine Empire. We end with a look at how Pope Felix IV tried to avoid a crisis over his succession, yet accomplished that very thing. Links: Mosaic of Mosaic […]

    #492 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Rule of the Master

    #492 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Rule of the Master

    In the late 5th/early 6th century, there were significant developments in monastic spirituality. In the West, the appearance of the Rule of the Master. In the East, the homilies of Jacob of Serug. Bishops tried to exert control over monastics, monastics worked to keep themselves autonomous. The laity also experienced new expressions of spirituality – […]

    #491 – A History of the Catholic Church – Episcopal Responsibilities

    #491 – A History of the Catholic Church – Episcopal Responsibilities

    A growing Church and political instability mean new responsibilities for the clergy – especially the bishops. Not even the Church of Rome remains unaffected. Links: Icon of Caesarius of Arles Map of the territory of the various Patriarchs Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the Starquest Production Network To listen, just click on […]

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

DarthJoJo84 ,

Learning Christian history

You couldn't ask for a much better teacher than Fr. Seraphim with regard to Christian history. His podcasts are compact but full to bursting. Trends and events throughout early Church history are covered and always interesting. Even though it can be a challenge to keep track of all the names and concepts, Fr. Seraphim paces the information well and peppers it with frequent reminders who these people are and what they believe in.

Amsw66 ,

Informative but boring

No doubt there's lots to like here, super informative. Delivery though? Dry, monotone, rushed, pauses are all wrong. Assuming he's not a professional but a professor, maybe a bit of broadcasting tips would help, often just doze off b/c of the ponderous nature of the speaker

123jeli1987 ,

I listen every weekend

Very informative and entertaining podcast

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