020: The Most Important Church Council You’ve Never Heard Of

by Matthew Leonard
by Matthew Leonard
The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard

catholic_FINAL_150Okay. I’m about to ask you a question. Be honest…Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of the Fourth Lateran Council. Okay…How about Pope Innocent III?

For those of you with your hands still up, how many of you can give me any details on either?…Anyone? Bueller? (That never gets old.)

Believe it or not, not knowing is a giant hole in our education. Everyone should know something about both because they played a pivotal role in the history of the Church. Lateran Four is every bit as big as Nicea, Trent, and Vatican II. In fact, it continues to heavily influence how we live today.a_jones

(Full disclosure…I didn’t know “jack” about it until this interview. So don’t feel bad if you didn’t either.)

To plug the information hole in my head and yours, I’ve brought in Dr. Andrew Jones, an expert on the High Middle Ages (which doesn’t refer to people in their late 50s.) He knows all about the Church in the 11th to 13th centuries. Andrew has spent years researching this incredibly rich and fascinating time period and is going to share with us why it was so important.

Medieval Templar Castle of year 1178 in Ponferrada, SpainWhat I think you’re going to find is that much of what took place back then is incredibly applicable to our present circumstances.

So go put on your suit of armor, grab an ale, and enjoy.



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3 Responses

  1. Interesting show.

    Just thought I’d take advantage of my one time in life to play gotcha on a bit of trivia.

    You mispronounced the word “impious.” Look it up.

    1. Guilty as charged, Jeannon:) (Would that were all I was guilty of:) God bless and glad you enjoyed the show.

  2. For those listeners that want to learn more about the 4 senses of scripture, check out Mark Shea’s book, “Making Senses Out of Scripture.”

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