Church History

Here is a great “high level” timeline of Church history, starting at 33 AD and proceeding all the way up to 2017. Interesting all of the things we (the Church, the Body of Christ on Earth) have gone through to get to this point.

The presentation is not meant to be apologetic, so there isn’t a lot of detail on specific events. (For example, not mentioned are that the atrocities committed in Jerusalem were committed by a rogue crusader army against orders and policy, and that the guilty parties were all excommunicated.)

The video’s creator has listed his sources and some updated information, and I have placed it at the bottom of the page.

There are four videos. The original is a little over two hours long, so it has been broken down into three segments. The first segment is at the top of the list, followed by segments two and three. The fourth video is the original longer version. 

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We are all members of the Body of Christ and, as such, we must take up our cross daily (MK 9:23) and join our sufferings to His (Col 1:24)

It also shows that Jesus meant what he said:

MT 16: 17-18 Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.

MT 28:19-20  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,

teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.

 

Any other organization would have been gone long ago…

History of the church from the Ascension of Jesus Christ to 2017.

Further Reading:

Philip Schaff’s Church History: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/hcc1… History of the Primitive Church: https://archive.org/details/TheHistor… Eusebius’ Church History: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/2501… Sozomen’s Church History: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/2602… Socrates Scholasticus’ Church History: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/2601… Primary sources: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/ http://www.earlychurchtexts.com/ Father Adrian Fortescue: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/… Bishop Hefele’s History of the Councils: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks…

Corrections: 1. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the only Marian apparition in the Americas to have been approved by the Holy See. Other Marian apparitions in the Americas have been approved by local ordinaries, including Our Lady of Good Success in Ecuador (1572), Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin (1859), Our Lady of Cuapa in Nicaragua (1980), in Venezuela (1984) and Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolas in Argentina (1980s). 2.

At 2:06:35, the correct spelling is “Hugh O’Flaherty”, not “O’Flattery”

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Fishers Of Men

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Talk On “Mary” by Steve Ray

This is an amazing perspective on Mary. Steve Ray has a way of making things crystal clear!

“Mary, in whom the Lord himself has just made his dwelling, is the daughter of Zion in person, the Ark of the Covenant, the place where the glory of God dwells.

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New Page – Catholic Apologetics Videos

via Catholic Apologetics Videos

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Where Is The Mass In The Bible?

Many people don’t think that the Mass is biblical. Actually, the Mass is all over the Bible – and is made up OF the Bible. You just have to know how to recognize it…

The New Testament is hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New.

The Old and New Testaments are actualized in the Mass.

Protestants kind of look to the sermon.

The Catholic Church is not sermon centered, but Eucharistic.

The Bible is FULFILLED in the Mass…

BK

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A Characteristic Of Any Decaying Civilization…

 

“It is a characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of the people are unconscious of the tragedy. Humanity in a crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives.

Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because it involves too much self-accusation and principally because they have no standards outside of themselves by which to measure their times.”

– Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Archbishop and Evangelist, 1895-1979)

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Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity

This morning, as I was driving back from Planned Parenthood in the city 40 miles south of me, I was listening to “Go Ask Your Father” on Relevant Radio when the subject of the “Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity” came up. I was not aware of the event, and so I looked it up when I got home.

By: Fr. Thomas Orians, SA
Associate Director – Graymoor
Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute

The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power,” is taken from the book of Exodus 15:6. The resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the churches of the Caribbean by an ecumenical team of women and men under the leadership of His Grace Kenneth Richards, Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Antilles Episcopal Conference, together with Mr. Gerard Granado, General Secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC).

This 7 day “novena” is celebrated in churches and groups, but I think it’s perfectly fine to throw in our own two cents worth wherever we are. At worst, it couldn’t hurt – prayer never does.

Here’s a short and simple one we can say each day (from Catholic Online):

Eternal Father,
we praise you for sending your Son
to be one of us and to save us.
Look upon your people with mercy,
for we are divided in so many ways,
and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.

We ask this gift, loving Father,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Of course, you can say a Rosary or a Memorare or any other prayer for the intention.  Everybody is welcome!

Hope you join in!

BK

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Doctrine: Why We Can’t Crack

Doctrine: Why We Can’t Crack

Doctrine - why we cant crack

“We can all be masters of our own deceit on what it means to be people-pleasing under the pretext of “pastoral.” We can all trick ourselves to say that cracking on doctrine for the sake of being pastoral will save souls.

“It never will!”

 

The Apostle Paul was so confident that he was a living and real extension of Christ in the world that Paul could go so far as to say under inspiration of the Holy Ghost

Jesus is the head of the Mystical Body of Christ, but “Christ” includes the whole body of every baptized member

Because I very much believe deep in my heart: God is always faithful

Read the article here…

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Need A Spiritual Pick-Me-Up?

Here’s a whole page of them…

https://thecatholicme.wordpress.com/inspirational-catholic-quotes/

BK

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Catholics

This is a fun and interesting video about some things you might not know about the Catholic Church. Not much (any) apologetics in here, but interesting just the same.

Enjoy!

BK

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Powerful Speech By Jim Caviezel – Wow!

“But I don’t believe in God.” “It doesn’t matter. He believes in you.”
 
“The suffering made that performance – Just as it makes our lives.”
 
“Guys, there was a lot of pain and suffering … before the resurrection,” Caviezel stated. “Your path will be no different. So embrace your cross, and race toward your goal.”
 
“Be saints. You were not born to fit in, you were made to stand out.”
 
Citing St. Maximilian Kolbe, Caviezel said that indifference was the greatest sin of the 20th century, and still is in the 21st century.

 

Read more here…

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How Beautiful Is The Body Of Christ

There is nothing that comes close…

Nothing.

 

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Even The Darkest Soul

One of the ways that the devil can win is by convincing you that you are not salvageable. You have sinned too much for God to forgive you. You are evil. You have done too many horrible things to ever be forgiven. You have raped too many women. You have murdered too many people. You have aborted too many babies. You have lusted too much. You have fornicated too many times. You have committed adultery too frequently. You have molested too many children. You have stolen too much money or too many things. You have (enter your sins here) more than can be forgiven…

Don’t believe the devil! You will lose your fight with Satan only if you let him win.

As long as you have an instant of life within you, God will forgive you if you truly repent…

God loves you more than the devil hates you…

BK

 

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History’s greatest Family Portrait…

The Holy Family and The Blessed Trinity…

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