Brandon Harvey teaches higher ed theological courses on the sacraments, the Sacred Liturgy, and is also passionate about biblical studies. The podcast episodes are meant to provide assistance for theology students.
Martin Luther and the Sacraments
This is not meant to cover all the issues in Luther's sacramental theology but is an introduction of his approach in order to better understand the teachings of the Council of Trent.
The Mystagogical Fathers and the Importance of Good Liturgy
The Mystagogical Fathers catechize a certain way (moving from the visible rites to the invisible), catechize at different times, and provide a theological understanding of sacramental initiation that helps us to understand that the catechesis was mystagogical but the primary mystagogy was the sacrament itself and an important aspect of the process was good liturgy.
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This episode explores the use of the word "mystery" in Catholic theology as understood from the perspective of the study of the sacraments and the liturgy. There are some lengthy quotes from Fr. Odo Casel who influenced Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (and even Joseph Ratzinger!).
The Divine Pattern
This episode explores two theological ideas: The Sacramental Principle and the Mystery of Christ made present in the sacraments.
Liturgical Orientation in the Early Church and the Middle Ages
This podcast is a brief overview of the common practice of the past for the liturgical assembly to pray and worship facing the East/Orient and to do so together (both priest and people). It looks at a handful of sources very briefly to help us notice some of the sources on this topic to accompany the theology of Ratzinger.
Cardinal Newman, Vatican I, and Pope Leo XIII
We will explore three selected texts from Catholic figures during the Modern Era: Cardinal Newman (Saint John Henry Newman), the First Vatican Council, and Pope Leo XIII.
I love that he gives concrete ideas of things to do to further our faith as parents and advice as to what to do with children of different ages to further their faith! Great way to deepen you faith and that of your family.
Nice short Catholic bites to reflect on
This series has been sorely needed for some time. Insight, guidance for the parents wants to help with the development of faith in their kids
These podcasts are short, insightful, practical. Brandon Harvey is doing something amazing here in this podcast