Season 3, The Root of the Rot, Episode 6: The French Revolution (Part 2)

Bishop Daniel Dolan Pastor of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church

Bishop Daniel Dolan
Pastor of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church

This month's episode is the follow-up to last month's episode focusing on the French Revolution. The physical horrors of the Revolution behind us, we now focus on the institutionalization of the Revolution in the man known to history as Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. A man who truly played both sides, he managed to co-opt revolutionary ideals while imposing a draconian autocracy previously unseen even under Louis XIV. He tricked the Pope into coming to crown him emperor before snatching the crown himself and imposed a Concordat that did preserve rights for the Church...but at what cost?

His Excellency Bishop Daniel Dolan will, as always, unpack these events for us before leading us into a long and difficult (nothing worth learning is easy) explication of all the various "isms" that had been incubating since the Protestant Revolt in various Masonic lodges but post-Revolution, vomited upon the world.

These include:
Transcendentalism
Evolutionism
Rationalism
Positivism
Pragmatism
Liberalism
Socialism
Anarchism
Nationalism
Internationalism

Without forgetting the theological problems of:

Rationalism
Modernism
Reunionism
Americanism

His Excellency ends his discussion with Stephen Heiner by looking at Romanticism and Impressionism in art and music. "Is that just a prettier, better smelling part of the rot?" Stephen asks. Tune in to find out the Bishop's answer.

Join us for this month's episode of the Root of the Rot.


Original Air Date: October 27, 2014
Show Run Time: 1 hours 50 minutes
Show Guest(s): Bishop Daniel Dolan
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner
Individual Season 3 Show Price: Not available. Members Only.

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