The Changing Faces of the Papacy

This is a fascinating overview of the last 50 or so years of the Catholic church, not so much a lecture as an audio/visual memoir. While he doesn’t take anybody’s side in the controversies racking our churches, he gives a perspective on why things are as they are, one of the best talks I’ve heard anywhere. I think you’ll enjoy it, and profit from it.

His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is a retired bishop and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster and former President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. He was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in the 2001 Consistory.

The next, and last, lecture for this year will be Bishop Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth

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2 Responses to The Changing Faces of the Papacy

  1. That is one of the great problems today in academic theology & today’s theologians, the lack of taking a real position or positions in theology. For in reality it MUST come back to the pastoral place and true Church, i.e. the Living Body of Christ! And for myself, the real Church Catholic is always Reformed & Reformational, if the Reformation is not historically reliable to the Apostles Doctrine – to some real degree – then we must jettison it! Yes Ad Fontes, back to the sources!

    *Newman needs to be seen historically, as an Anglican first! He was always a priest or minister of souls first, and from here comes the best of his spirituality! And the road to understanding Newman cannot just see his partristic ideas, but too his Anglican models. See Newman’s legacy of Anglican liturgical preaching! HE was brilliant, but never infallible. See for those that care: the book by Father Placid Murray, O.S.B. ‘Newman the Oratorian’. Father Murray is Irish, and was a monk of the Glenstal Abby, Ireland, and a life long student of Newman. I am not sure if he is still alive today?


  2. the unit says:

    Ok this been up all day. I got to leave the theology to NEO and Fr. Robert. As for as Changing Faces there was a story over the weekend about some park service officer giving a tour of the Holocaust Museum who said the only thing great about the Constitution is that it can be changed. OK.
    Y’all know I raised Southern Baptist…
    A small zoo in Alabama obtained a very rare species of gorilla. Within a few weeks the gorilla, a female, became very difficult to handle. Upon examination, the veterinarian determined the problem. The gorilla was in heat. To make matters worse, there was no male gorilla available.

    Thinking about their problem, the Zoo Keeper thought of Bobby Lee Walton, a redneck part-time worker responsible for cleaning the animal cages.

    Bobby Lee, like most rednecks, had little sense but possessed ample ability to satisfy a female of any species. The Zoo Keeper thought they might have a solution.

    Bobby Lee was approached with a proposition. Would he be willing to mate with the gorilla for $500.00?

    Bobby Lee showed some interest, but said he would have to think the matter over carefully. The following day, he announced that he would accept their offer, but only under four conditions:

    “First,” Bobby Lee said, “I ain’t gonna kiss her on the lips.” The Keeper quickly agreed to this condition.
    “Second,” he said, “You can’t never tell no one about this.” The Keeper again readily agreed to this condition.
    “Third,” Bobby Lee said, “I want all the children raised Southern Baptist.” Once again it was agreed.
    “And last,” Bobby Lee said, “I’ll need another week to come up with the $500.00.

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