Tag: Church Fathers

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The Very First Fathers

We’re familiar with the apostles and the authors of the New Testament, but how many of us know the apostolic Fathers? They were the Christian leaders who followed immediately the age of the apostles, and many of them knew and interacted with Jesus’ original disciples. Who were they, why are they important to our Faith, and what startling revelations are contained in their writings? This talk is an excerpt from the 2019 Catholic Answers Annual Conference.

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Church Fathers 101 (Part 1 of 3)

Source: Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube Who were the Church Fathers, and why do they still matter today? Bishop Barron introduces these spiritual masters and shares their key contributions. In the first episode of our three-part series, he also discusses the three main Apostolic Fathers: – Clement (35 – 99)…

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Church Fathers 101 (Part 2 of 3)

Source: Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube In this second part of our series on the Church Fathers, Bishop Barron takes a look at some important Church Fathers from the pre-Nicene and Nicene periods, including Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius, and Gregory of Nyssa. A listener asks how we can understand…

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Church Fathers 101 (Part 3 of 3)

Source: Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube In this third and final part of our series on the Church Fathers, Bishop Barron examines four influential Fathers from the post-Nicene period: John Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great. A listener asks whether to pray for people who are sick or simply…