Heresies Throughout the Ages: A Catholic Response with Mark Moran

Mark Moran, MA introduces the Catholic faithful to the history and stories behind the great heresies that have assaulted Holy Mother Church. From the earliest heresies to the most recent, Mr. Moran will delve into the villains, heroes, teachings, councils and historical ramifications of each heresy or individual teaching.

Mr. Moran holds an MA from John Carroll University in Religious Studies and Theology, with an undergraduate in History from Youngstown State University.

September 18 2017

This episode looks at the nature of Protestantism in particular the inner dynamics of the movement that started in the 16th Century.  Protestantism is seen not as a reformation of Christianity but a heresy that overemphasizes personal spirituality and salvation at the expense of authority and the role of the hierarchy and the sacraments.   Personal freedoms of interpretation of scripture and extreme autonomy lead to many divisions within Protestantism that lead to the Splintered Body of Christ.   This episode also identifies the modern issues of dealing with Protestants from an ecumenical point of view as well as listing the major branches of Protestantism  

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July 31 2017

This episode looks the mystery of the Trinity and how as Christians we are called to first believe and then to understand.   A thorough analysis of the theology is covered as well as numerous references to Scripture, as well as references to the early Church Fathers, most notably St Augustine, and also Church Councils.  Modalism and other Trinitarian heresies are also examined.  

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June 26 2017

This episode introduces the heresy of Islam.  Many may consider it surprising that Islam is referred to as a heresy but the reality is Islam is a Christological heresy.  This episode traces the early origins of the heresy through Mohammad and looks why it has managed to survive through the centruies as a dangerous enemy to Christianity.

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