The Councils, Episode 30: Vatican I: Political and Religious Pressures

In this episode of The Councils Father and Stephen give the political and religious background to the Vatican Council.  They discuss the spread of:

  • Anti-clericalism
  • Nationalism
  • Josephism
  • Naturalism
  • Rationalism
  • Social Atheism

They also give some background on the political upheavals of the time period and give a resume of Pope Pius IX’s time in office up to and including planning the Council.

The battle lines regarding infallibility were drawn and there were Council Fathers for and against a formal definition.


Vatican Council

Vatican Council

The music used in this show was composed by Nicholas Wilton. To enjoy more of his work go to:

Original Air Date: April 27, 2022
Show Run Time: 25 minutes
Show Host: Stephen Heiner
Show Guest: Fr. Arnold Trauner

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