The Councils

Holy Mother Church in its Proper Place and Perspective

Welcome to our series on The Councils! Hosted Stephen Henier is joined by Father Arnold Trauner together they will go chapter by chapter through Fr. Clement Raab’s ‘The Twenty Ecumenical Councils’.

Excerpt from the beginning of the book:

“From the Ecumenical Councils, the nerve centers in Christ’s Mystical Body, every act, every decree, and every movement reaches both backward and forward either as a check on some error or abuse, or as a stimulus to some point of doctrinal development, or to some wholesome reform, or to some phase of religious life of the Church.”

From the publisher’s description of the book:

“The present volume is designed to serve as a ready survey and reference book on the history of the councils. It is to serve as an aid, primarily to the cleric or lay student who has neither the time nor the opportunity to delve into, and analyze sources and controversies, but who is satisfied to learn the outstanding facts and findings concerning which Church historians generally agree. This brief and positive sketch of the twenty great events in history, so vibrant with life and so far-reaching in their consequences, will afford him, we trust, a very definite and appreciable knowledge of the nature and history of Holy Mother Church.”

The Twenty Ecumenical Councils by Fr. Clement Raab, OFM is available for purchase at the True Restoration Press Store.

Original Air Date: September 4, 2019
Show Guest: Father Arnold Trauner, IMBC
Show Host: Stephen Heiner

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