Heresy Podcast 3: The Third Century

This podclass tackles the heresies of the third century including Sabellius (founder of Modalism), Paul of Samosata (forerunner of the Adoptionist heresy), Manes (founder of Manichaeism that temporarily ensnared St. Augustine early on in his conversion) and  finally we consider two semi-heretics, Tertullian and Origin.   On the blog that has photos, you can see Tertullian above.  Below is Man-E-Faces, a good symbol of the Sabellian or Modalist heresy.  The third century heresies as outline by St. Alphonsus Liguori in the 18th century can be found on this link.

Mary’s Trust in Crisis

Mary is the Heavenly Jerusalem even on earth at the cross, so we’ll consider the virtue that helps frees us from Satan’s bonds even before heaven. This sermon was given on Laetare Sunday, 2018. (I’ll be away from the parish next week so there will be no podcast next week. In two weeks you’ll hopefully have both a new sermon and Heresy Class 3.)

Heresy Podclass 2: The Second Century

In this “podclass” we’re going to see why Marcionism is the most prolific heresy today. Marcion was a second century heretic who taught that the God of the Old Testament was a different God from the New Testament. The section of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s book can be found here. Scroll down to #8 to read about Marcion.

Correction.  I should have said the following:  “St. Cyril of Alexandria taught that St. Paul wrote the New Testament book of Hebrews in Hebrew and St. Luke translated it to the Greek.”

How to Meditate

In this sermon I teach the two ways of meditation, Lectio Divina and Mental Prayer, according to St. Bruno and St. Teresa of Avila, respectively. These are the two books I suggest are for learning Lectio Divina and Teresian Mental Prayer. This sermon was given on the third Sunday of Lent, 2018, but this is the longer version recorded in my room due to time constraints on our exit from the Missa Cantata at the basilica.  Here’s another short example that I gave on how to meditate on the first Christmas.

Heresy Podclass 1: The First Century

This is the first in a new series called “Heresies and their Remedies.” We start with the heresies that popped up in the first century and were tackled by St. John the Beloved. These series will probably be released every other Tuesday. One reference for this class will be a book by St. Alphonsus Liguori called History of Heresies and Their Refutation.  NB The music bumpers for this podclass will be a funny fail at the “2001 Space Odyssey” because I thought it was appropriate for how heresy always starts glorious, but proves ugly.