The Sacraments Through the Ages

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Father Charles P. Connor

Father Charles P. Connor, the Historian of the Diocese of Scranton, received his early education in Saint Rose School, Carbondale, Penna.  He is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where he also received his Master's Degree in United States History.  In 1979, he received his PH.D, in United States History from Fordham University, New York City.
He served as Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Scranton, and his articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and Catholic publications.  His column OUR CATHOLIC HERITAGE appears in each issue of The Catholic Light, official newspaper of the Diocese of Scranton.  Two of his books have been published by Ignatius Press, San Francisco:  Classic Catholic Converts in 2001, and DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH IN WORD AND DEED in 2003.
Father has co-produced several series for the Eternal Word Television Network, including:  The History of the Catholic Church in the United States, Historic Catholic Converts, Defenders of Faith in Word and Deed, Doctors of the Church, The Catholic Priesthood through the Ages, Therese of Lisieux:  The Saint for the Third Millennium, and most recently, The Sacraments through the Ages.  He has appeared several times as the guest of Mother Angelica on her nationally syndicated program, MOTHER ANGELICA LIVE, as well as with Marcus Grodi on the Journey Home, and THE WORLD OVER, E.W.T.N's national news program.
Father Connor received a PH.D in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, and an S.T.B and M.A. in Theology from the Gregorian and Angelicum Universities in Rome, where he received his priestly formation at the North American College.
Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Scranton in 1990, he served for ten years as Assistant Pastor of Saint Patrick's Parish in Scranton.  He has served as Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Susquehanna, Penna., and on July 3, 2003 was named Pastor of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Carbondale, Penna.
Mother Angelica and Marcus Grodi with Rosalind Moss and Kristine Franklin

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The Sacraments
Through the Ages

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  Fr. Charles Connor
Fr. Charles Connor examines the Sacraments through the Ages, culling insights from Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium, EWTN favorite Fr. Charles Connor takes us from the life of Christ through Vatican II, revealing God’s wisdom in instituting the Seven Sacraments. Be sure to catch this all-new series uncovering the rich deposit of truth contained within the Church’s history

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1210 Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

1131 The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.

1116 Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.

Episodes  -   Click on a title to listen in RealAudio 
The Sacrament of Baptism: Part One
The Sacrament of Baptism: Part Two
The Sacrament of Penance: Part One
The Sacrament of Penance: Part Two
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist: Part One
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist: Part Two
The Sacrament of Confirmation: Part One
The Sacrament of Confirmation: Part Two
The Sacrament of Marriage: Part One
The Sacrament of Marriage: Part Two
The Sacrament of Holy Orders: Part One
The Sacrament of Holy Orders: Part Two
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

The seven sacraments of the church

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