Romans, Christians, Barbarians!!!
Join us starting Pentecost Sunday May 28th for a 7 class Mini-Course on Ancient Rome! Experience the world of legions, martyrs, and slaves in “Romans, Christians, Barbarians!” Enter the world of the Caesars and learn how the Stone rejected by the builders became the Cornerstone of a new Order. Learn what lessons the rise and fall of Rome has for our own time!
$125 Choose “Mini -course” and Enroll Today! Live Classes start Sunday May 28th at 6pm Pacific and will run approximately 70-80 minutes. Q&A will follow for 10 minutes or more for those who can stay. I will suggest readings. No tests. No pressure. Content: Ages 13 and up. Recorded video link will be sent afterwards so you can watch on your own time!
“My Name is Gladiator…”
RUSSIA: War & Peace (& Fatima)
RUSSIA & MARY: War & Peace
“Beauty will Save the World…”
Immaculate Heart of Mary, World War III, Ukraine, China, Fatima, the Catholic Church, Russian Orthodoxy, Putin, Solzhenitsyn, KGB, Lenin, Stalin, Dostoevsky, Tsar Nicholas II, Napoleon, Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Andre Rublev, Archbishop Sheen, and more!
Mini Course: Sundays April 16, 23, 30, May 7
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
Why has God chosen Russia as the instrument for Punishment and Peace? An in-depth look at a “Chosen People.” What is its connection to Jesus & Mary? Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow? $99 Choose “Mini -course” and Enroll Today!
Live Classes start Sunday April 16th at 6pm Pacific and will run approximately 70-80 minutes. Q&A will follow for 10 minutes or more for those who can stay. I will suggest readings. No tests. No pressure. Content: Ages 13 and up. Recorded video link will be sent afterwards so you can watch on your own time!
St. Augustine’s Guide to Catholic Spiritual Survival during Societal Collapse!
St. Augustine: Sanctity during Societal Collapse!
NEW MINI-COURSE starts Mercy Sunday! April 24th
$99 for 4 classes on St. Augustine
Enroll today! (Can’t attend live? Free access to class videos when you enroll!) Choose “MINI” from dropdown pay menu…
St. Augustine was the most important theologian of the first thousand years (after St. Paul). Like Paul, before he became a great saint, he was a great “sinner” who had nothing but contempt for Christianity. We learn all this from his work, The Confessions, in which Augustine not only vividly relates the tale of his conversion, but imaginatively creates the genre of autobiography.
Born in 354 of a Christian mother, Monica, and a pagan father, Patricius, Augustine was raised in Roman North Africa, in what is today Tunisia. In the restlessness of his youth he both fathered a child out of marriage (likely with a slave) and left his mother’s Catholicism for the cult of Manichaeism. Teaching that all matter was evil, these quasi-Christians were considered “heretics” [see Chapter 16] by the Catholic bishops because they rejected the Church’s teachings on the redeeming features of the human body: denying both the bodily Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ, as well as rejecting marriage and childbearing in favor of artificial methods of contraception (pharmakeia). Such a religion was suited to Augustine’s temperament; he infamously prayed to God to one day grant him the gift of chastity, just “not right now.” But after finding Manichaeism intellectually unsatisfactory, the precocious Augustine soon counted himself a Platonist, a follower of the ancient Greek philosopher as interpreted by Augustine’s near-contemporary, Plotinus (205-270). Neo-Platonists, after all, like their Gnostic-Manichaean counterparts, also emphasized the soul over the body.
Augustine became a successful teacher of rhetoric, the art of persuasive speech practiced by lawyers and politicians. He must have been persuasive indeed, for he soon attached himself to the imperial court in Milan (leaving his mother and the mother of his child without a clue as to his actual whereabouts!)…
The Story continues–in class!
Advent with Antipopes!
What is an Antipope? Can you name one?
(There are at least 33!)
Were they evil?
(Hint: Not all…one is a canonized saint.)
Was there a female “pope”?
Was there a Jewish “pope”?
(Hint: Not St. Peter)
What makes you a Pope or an Antipope? Can a heretic be a Pope? Can a Pope become a Pope Emeritus?
Join us each Sunday of Advent beginning Nov 28th at 6pm PST.
Early Bird Special EXTENDED: Enroll by Nov 29th for just $99.
(Nov 30th and after, $120)