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History of the Papacy Podcast

By Stephen Guerra

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This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through to the present day. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way.

Customer Reviews

Fair and Honest

As an Eastern Orthodox, I really appreciate this podcast.

Some here have accused Stephen of basically selling out. The reality is that, by not pandering to the anachronistic EWTN narrative, he makes it known that you can be a devout Catholic yet still appreciate that History is not as black and white as American Catholics would like us to think. You can respect the Pope and the place that he has in your Church while still acknowleding that all of this was, at best, not understood by most in the early Church.

Unfortunately, it seems some of Stephen's brethern interpret appreciation of nuance and understanding of Ecclesial history as pandering to the Eastern Orthodox. On the contrary, I think Stephen has absolutely no agenda and simply loves history. Because of that, he is not threatened by what non-Catholic historians have to offer in regards to his Church as long as it matches up as good history.

It is for that reason (and NOT because I somehow imagine that Stephen is an undercover Orthodox agent) that I so appreciate this podcast and the work that Mr. Guerra puts into it.

I gave it 4/5 stars because I do agree that the style could be a bit more compelling and the host is a bit monotone. However, 1) we can't all be Dan Carlin, 2) who else is stepping up and doing a podcast about this in such an honest way and, 3) I really appreciate his dry humor that he throws in from time to time and the fact that it is said in his characteristic monotone voice, and so sincerely, is what makes those occassional breaks truly funny.

Keep up the great work, Stephen!

Josh in MI

Love it

I thought the host's voice would turn me off. But this guy really does his homework. I was worried it would be so political that it would distract from the history but worry not! It's our world today that we constantly have to evaluate the motives of our news sources. Try it out if history of Europe, Renaissance or Christianity is up your alley.

Absolute garbage

The worst production values I've ever heard. But what makes it so terrible is the podcaster. His delivery is painful to listen to and very amateurish.