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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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Fr. Charles Connor
Catholic Doctors of the Church
Doctors of the Church
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  Fr. Charles Connor
Fr. Charles Connor examines the lives and writings of all 33 Doctors of the Church, men and women who not only contributed to the era in which they lived, but who also helped the Church to understand Herself, Her mysteries, and everything the Lord entrusted to Her. Understand these writers whose teachings transcend the differences between the generations.

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Doctors of the Church Produced by EWTN
Hosted by  Fr. Charles Connor, A historian for the Diocese of Scranton, explains what it means to be named a Doctor of the Church and examines the lives and writings of all 33 Doctors of The Church including:

St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Ignatius Loyola, Catherine of Sienna, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. The writings of these men and women, on Doctrine, on Spiritual Growth, on Conversion have enriched the spiritual life of The Church for the past 2000 years

Episodes  -   Click on a title to listen in MP3-Audio  
1. Ambrose and Augustine
2. Jerome and Gregory the Great
3. The Eastern Doctors
4. Angelic and Seriphic Doctors
5. The Early 18th Century
6. The Late 18th & 19th Centuries
7. The Doctors of Pius XI
8. The Doctors of Leo XII
9. Doctors of the 1920s
10. Doctors of the 1930s
11. Doctors of the Modern Papacy
12. The First Two Women Doctors
13. The Greatest Saint of Modern Times


33 Catholic Doctors of the Church
WESTERN ROMAN CHURCH DOCTORS

1 St Ambrose, 340-397 (Pastoral Doctor)
2 St Jerome, 345-420 (Doctor of Biblical Science)
3 St Augustine, 354-430 (Doctor of Grace)
4 St Gregory the Great, 540-604 (Doctor of Hymnology)

EASTERN CHURCH DOCTORS

5 St Athanasius, 295-373 (Doctor of Orthodoxy)
6 St Basil the Great, 330-379 (Doctor of Monasticism)
7 St Gregory Nazianzus, 330-390 (Doctor of Theologians)
8 St John Chrysostom, 345-407 (Doctor of Preachers)

EARLY CHURCH DOCTORS

9 St Ephraem, 306-373 (Doctor of Deacons and Poets)
10 St Hilary, 315-368 (Doctor of Christ's Divinity)
11 St Cyril of Jerusalem, 315-387
(Doctor of Faith and against Heresy)
12 St Cyril of Alexandria, 376-444
(Doctor of the Incarnation)
13 St Leo the Great, 390-461 (Doctor of Doctrine)
14 St Peter Chrysologus, 400-450 (Doctor of Homilies)
15 St Isidore, 560-636 (Doctor of Education)
16 St Bede, the Venerable, 673-735
(Doctor of English History)
17 St John Damascene, 676-749
(The Icon or Image Doctor)
18 St Peter Damian, 1007-1072
(Doctor of Reform and Renewal)
MIDDLE AGE CHURCH DOCTORS

19 St Anselm, 1033-1109 (Doctor of Scholasticism)
20 St Bernard of Clairvaux, 1090-1153
(Devotional and Eloquent Doctor)
21 St Anthony of Padua, 1195-1231 (Evangelical Doctor)
22 St Albert the Great, 1200-1280 (Doctor of Science)
23 St Bonaventure, 1217-1274 (Seraphic Doctor)
24 St Thomas Aquinas, 1225-1274 (Angelic Doctor)
25 St Catherine of Siena, 1347-1379 (Doctor of Unity)

COUNTER REFORMATION CHURCH DOCTORS

26 St Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 (Doctor of Prayer)
27 St Peter Canisius, 1521-1597
(Doctor of Catechetical Studies)
28 St John of the Cross, 1542-1591 (Mystical Doctor)
29 St Robert Bellarmine, 1542-1621
(Doctor of Church State Relations)
30 St Lawrence of Brindisi, 1559-1622
(Doctor of Conversions and Missions)
31 St Francis de Sales, 1567-1622
(Doctor of Authors and the Press)

MODERN ERA CHURCH DOCTORS

32 St Alphonsus Liguori, 1696-1787
(Morality and Marian Doctor)
33 St Therese of Lisieux, 1873-1897
(Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries)


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