Episode 1—First Steps on the Way of the Fathers
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With this episode author Mike Aquilina begins his twice-monthly series on the lives, times, and works of the early Church Fathers. The Way of the Fathers begins with answers to basic questions. What is fatherhood? And who are the Fathers?
The answers come from sources ancient (Vincent of Lerins) and modern (Ratzinger)—theologians who draw from the still more ancient words and patterns of biblical religion.
Mapping the Way of the Fathers, Aquilina touches upon the achievements of the early Christians, especially their establishment of the canons of Scripture, liturgy, and Church order.
The Fathers made us who we are. This podcast begins our pilgrimage to give them the honor that’s their due.
Buy Mike Aquilina’s book The Fathers of the Church https://www.amazon.com/Fathers-Church-Mike-Aquilina/dp/1612785611
Buy Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s Principles of Catholic Theology: Building Stones for a Fundamental Theology https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Catholic-Theology-Building-Fundamental/dp/0898702151
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Works of the Fathers online https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/
More Works by the Fathers http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/
Contemporary Application of an Idea from the Fathers: The Catena https://www.beholdthetruth.com
Mike Aquilina’s Website https://fathersofthechurch.com
Mike Aquilina at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Aquilina
USCCB: “Praying with the Fathers of the Church: A Reflection per Day for Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter,” by Mike Aquilina http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/prayer/family-resources-mike-aquilina.cfm
Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of http://www.ccwatershed.org.
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Posted by: mike5952 -
Apr. 20, 2021 6:07 PM ET USA
Thanks! You made my day!
Posted by: crazylikeknoxes3387 -
Apr. 19, 2021 10:46 PM ET USA
Good evening, Mr. Aquilina. I have just recently started following your Way of the Fathers podcast and wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the content so far and how much I look forward to “catching up” on two-years of material. Certainly it is a real bonus to have James Majewski recording many of the works of the Fathers in his audiobook podcast. Like so much from Catholic Culture, the value of this material seems vastly unappreciated. So to redress this, permit me to say, good work.