Church History

Explore the lives and work of the men and women who have shaped Catholic history, theology, philosophy, devotion, and life.

Dr. Timothy Noone: St. Bonaventure’s Life and WorkPosted on June 8, 2017

Dr. Jay Hammond: St. Bonaventure and Mystical Union with the TrinityPosted on June 8, 2017

Rt Rev. Mark Davies: The Real Victory To Be WonPosted on April 5, 2017

Junipero Serra Panel DiscussionPosted on May 11, 2016

Dr. Rose Marie Beebe & Dr. Robert M. Senkewicz: Junipero Serra and the Native PeoplesPosted on May 9, 2016

Dr. Damian Bacich: Mexican Franciscans in Alta California and the Twilight of the MissionsPosted on May 4, 2016

Dr. James Matenaer: A Franciscan Missionary Tradition in Theory and PracticePosted on May 3, 2016

Dr. Gary D. Glenn: The Compatibility of Catholicism and American DemocracyPosted on May 3, 2016

Dr. Colin Barr: Irish Catholicism in the British EmpirePosted on April 22, 2016

Dr. Matthew O’Brien: The Irish In America: And How They Got That WayPosted on March 31, 2016

Daniel Mitsui: Invention and Exaltation: Contemporary Religious ArtPosted on October 7, 2015

Dr. Michel Barnes: The Holy Spirit Never Says “I”: Who Is the Holy Spirit?Posted on August 18, 2015

Dr. C.C. Pecknold — Sacrifice and The City of GodPosted on March 18, 2015

Dr. C.C. Pecknold — “Sacrifice and the City of God”Posted on December 1, 2014

Dr. Richard Smith — “Distension, Intention, and Extension: The Co-Inherence of the 3 Parts of St. Augustine’s ‘Confessions'”Posted on November 24, 2014

Dr. Alan Schreck—St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and JoyPosted on October 14, 2014

Louis Bosco: Images of the Unseen: The Mysteries of Life Revealed in Sacred ArtPosted on July 1, 2014

Dr. Robert Fastiggi — The Roman Pontiff and Other Points of Division between Orthodox and CatholicsPosted on March 26, 2014

Fr. Joseph Lienhard, SJ — Faith of Our Fathers: The Fathers of the Church at Vatican IIPosted on March 2, 2014

John Garvey — The Gift of the Holy Spirit as Con-naturalPosted on December 13, 2013

John Garvey — John Henry Newman and Catholic EducationPosted on December 13, 2013

Fr. David Meconi, S. J. — Christian Persecution in RomePosted on December 6, 2013

Fr. David Meconi, S.J. — Constantine, Christ, and the Cross: The Edict of Milan 1700 Years LaterPosted on December 6, 2013

Msgr. Paul McPartlan — The Personal Emphasis in Lumen GentiumPosted on November 15, 2013

Msgr. Paul McPartlan — Christ our Light: Lumen Gentium and the Program of Vatican IIPosted on November 15, 2013

Dr. Scott Hahn — The Comparison of Vatican I and IIPosted on October 19, 2013

Dr. John Crosby — The Triumph of Incarnational Humanism at Vatican IIPosted on September 10, 2013

Dr. Glenn Olsen — Christopher Dawson’s Christian View of HistoryPosted on August 12, 2013

Steve Ray — The New Evangelization: Learning from the Early ChurchPosted on June 19, 2013

Steve Ray — Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over AgainPosted on June 17, 2013

Mike Aquilina — Clement of RomePosted on March 1, 2013

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — The Message of Divine MercyPosted on February 15, 2013

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever ToldPosted on February 15, 2013

Mike Aquilina — The Early Church FathersPosted on January 28, 2013

Fr. Jonathan Morris — Blessed John Paul II: A Legacy of CommunicationPosted on November 2, 2012

Dr. Paul Kengor — Reagan and John Paul II: Best FriendsPosted on October 26, 2012

Dr. Paul Kengor — Be Not Afraid: John Paul II and Ronald Reagan on the Power and Witness of HopePosted on October 26, 2012

John Paul II vs. The Iron CurtainPosted on September 14, 2012

Dr. John Crosby — Primordial Religious Knowledge: What it ISPosted on June 29, 2012

Primordial Religious Knowledge: What it is NOTPosted on June 29, 2012

Informal Inference: Where Reason Meets PersonhoodPosted on June 29, 2012

The Relationship Between Reason and Historical FactsPosted on June 29, 2012

Personal Encounter with GodPosted on June 29, 2012

The Human Person Before GodPosted on June 29, 2012

It’s Personal: The Difference Between Notional and Real ApprehensionPosted on June 29, 2012

The Varied Legacy of John Paul IIPosted on June 28, 2012

Veritatis Splendor: An Example of JP II’s Anthropology in ActionPosted on June 28, 2012

Theology of the Body: A New Angle on Salvation HistoryPosted on June 28, 2012

The Reconstitution of the PapacyPosted on June 27, 2012