Papal Supremacy and the Parting of the Ways V
June 13, 2014 Length: 33:21
In this final episode of Reflection 15, Fr. John discusses the thirteenth-century popes Innocent III and Gregory IX, showing the close connection between their efforts to advance papal supremacy on the one hand and direct crusades against the Orthodox on the other. He concludes the reflection by noting the recent meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew and placing it within the context of centuries of cultural division between east and west.
"It keeps me tethered to my newfound faith when I am not at church. As a choir member, it keeps my mind on the music of the liturgy."