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3.4 Cities of God: Rome between Time and Eternity

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 14, 2023 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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No one would have guessed when Rome was founded that it would become anything important. But it became the capital of a vast empire and earthly center of the universal Church. It is the destination of the Acts of the Apostles—a place consecrated by martyrs’ blood, a city to which the Fathers ventured as pilgrims, a city whose Church and bishop spoke with a singular authority.


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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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