On this special episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken forego the usual discussion for an excerpt from a talk by Fr. Benedict Groeschel in honor of his passing.
- How did the Black Death in 1350 effect the Catholic Church?
- How did William of Ockham’s theory of arbitrariness effect the Reformation?
- Why does Fr. Groeschel state that Calvinism is theologically closer to Catholicism than Lutheranism?
- What point does Fr. Groeschel make about celibacy in the Middle Ages?
- Who were some of the female reformers in the Middle Ages and how did these women go about reforming from within the Catholic Church? What quality united all reformers, Protestant and Catholic?
- Why does Fr. Groeschel believe the Catholic Church today is in desperate need of renewal? Do you agree with him? Why or why not?
- Campbell, Colleen Carroll. The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy
- de Sales, Francis. Introduction to the Devout Life
- Groeschel, Fr. Benedict. I Am With You Always: A Study of the History and Meaning of Personal Devotion to Jesus Christ for Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians
- Groeschel, Fr. Benedict. The Reform of Renewal
- Groeschel, Fr. Benedict. Catherine of Genoa: Purgation and Purgatory, The Spiritual Dialogue (from the Classics of Western Spirituality series)
- Hillerbrand, Hans J. The Reformation in Its Own Words
- Olin, John C. The Catholic Reformation: Savonarola to St. Ignatius Loyola
- The Passion of the Christ, a film produced by Mel Gibson
- Good Council Homes (www.goodcounselhomes.org)