Sacraments Through The Ages
Fr. Charles Connor takes us from the life of Christ through Vatican II, revealing God's wisdom in instituting the Seven Sacraments.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, PART 1
Fr. Charles Connor looks at the ritual of Baptism through the eyes of the biblical inspired authors as well as the doctors of the Church, including the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and the teaching of the Council of Florence.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, PART 2
Fr. Connor shares St. Augustine's doctrine of Baptism, as well as the teaching of the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE, PART 1
Fr. Connor shares the wisdom of the Gospel on this great sacrament of Penance, relating the lessons of the Prodigal Son and the power of the keys of the kingdom given to the Apostle Peter.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE, PART 2
The teaching of St. Thomas, Duns Scotus, Trent, Vatican II are treated fully in this concluding episode on Penance. Fr. Connor highlights the practice of going on pilgrimages for renewal of faith, healing and reconciliation with God.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY EUCHARIST, PART 1
In this eye-opening discussion on the Eucharist, Fr. Connor explores the teaching of St. Paul in 1 Corinthians, and delves into St. Luke's presentation of four levels of reflection on the Blessed Sacrament.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY EUCHARIST, PART 2
Fr. Charles Connor discusses St. Augustine's Eucharistic theology, the two dimensions of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, as well as his theology of the Totus Christus, the "whole Christ."
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION, PART 1
Fr Connor searches the Scriptures and the Catechism to provide insight into the riches contained in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION, PART 2
Fr. Connor teaches from the Catechism, the Latin Fathers of the Church in the Third and Fourth Centuries, and Lumen Gentium of Vatican II to sum up our incorporation into the life of Christ in Baptism and Confirmation.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE, PART 1
Referencing Scripture, Catechism, St. Augustine and Hugh of St. Victor, Fr. Charles Connor explains the value of this sacred union as well as the fidelity in love, generation of children and development of the person carried out in this sacrament.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE, PART 2
Fr. Connor quotes Pope Leo XIII, the Catechism, Gaudium et Spes, Humanae Vitae, and Familiaris Consortio to describe the sacrament to the union with Christ and the Church.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS, PART 1
Fr. Connor discusses Scripture and the Council of Chalcedon, as well as the Act of Ordination, in this treatment of the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS, PART 2
Fr. Connor discusses Chalcedon and Trent, as well as the documents, Prebyterorum Ordinis of Vatican II and the 1994 Letter of the Holy Father to Priests.