166: Confronting Church Confusion—Bishop Athanasius (Free Version)
He speaks German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian, and he reads Latin and Ancient Greek. His parents were exiled in Ural Mountains gulag under Stalin where they helped the underground Church. He is one of the Catholic Church’s most outspoken prelates, a supporter of the Viganò letters and critic of the Amoris Laetitia ambiguities, who speaks with refreshing frankness about Church corruption and the infiltration of evils in her ranks.
He is Bishop Athanasius Schneider, author (with interviewer Diane Montagna) of Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age. And His Excellency is this week’s guest on The Patrick Coffin Show.
In this episode you will learn
- Why his given name with the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra, Athanasius, is fitting and providential
- The intellectual and spiritual roots of Modernism
- The history of Communion in the hand and its corrosive effects on the Faith
- How to survive scandals like the Pachamama idol worship at the Vatican
- Why learning the deposit of faith has never been more important
- Signs of hope and encouragement among the weeds and bad news
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age by Bishop Schneider
- Dominus Est: It is the Lord! Reflections of a Bishop of Central Asia on Holy Communion by Bishop Schneider
- The Documents of Vatican II With Notes and Comments by Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Authorities, translated by Walter Abbott, SJ
- Bishop Schneider’s website
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