Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Our Heritage

As a bolshy teenager, I viewed much of Church history as pious claptrap. Records of the early Church couldn't possibly have survived... and what was left was doctored anyway. I would have been right in there with Dan Brown.

Now I know better. The documents of the Church have been lovingly preserved by monks in monasteries, and the Tradition has been passed down through the centuries. And we have records of the early Martyrs, preserved in the Canon of the Mass... and records of every single one of the Popes, from Peter onwards...

This beautiful summary brings it all home. Ma Beck threatens to set a test, but I think she's bluffing. Watch the video anyway!

6 comments:

Marie said...

Loved it:) What a great blog you have. I hope you dont mind if I add you to our blog roll:).

Thanking you in advance and Merry Christmas:).

Marie..PS: I hope your over your cold.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Beautiful!!!! That is one of my favorite pieces of music--so suitable to its purpose. I was privileged to be part of the choir that sang this song when JPII visited Washington DC in 1979. Sadly, I left the church soon afterwards. May God have mercy on my soul.

Mac McLernon said...

Marie - Glad to make your acquaintance! I never say no to a blogroll addition... and I'll reciprocate!

Dymphna - you're back now, which is all that matters. It also proves that God has indeed had mercy on your soul... he's done the same for me, Deo gratias

Brendan Allen said...

Excellent piece of work! And there were quite a few "characters" among that list!

Ma Beck said...

Brendan,
While I was gathering the pictures for that video, I was on a site which had little tidbits for each Pope.
Holy. cow.

"Characters" is putting it mildly.

Yikes!

:)

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Deo gratias, indeed!

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