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Session Outlines

Session 1 – Introduction

 Old Catholicism – Warts and All

 Latin, Not Eastern

 Papal Infallibility

 Universal Episcopate

 Immaculate Conception

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Session 2 – Utrecht Origins -- Historic Overview

The following topics will be discussed in this second module and its corresponding session:

Legacy of Utrecht — Historic Origins 
Introduction

  • Misunderstood and Often Maligned
  • It’s my ball syndrome
  • The Oak Tree Analogy


1st and Foremost Catholic Christian 

  • Our origins are rooted in traditional Catholic sources
  • We ascribe to ancient Creeds
  • Apostolic Succession

The Utrecht Origins 

  • Utrecht, the Early Years
  • Saint Willibroad
  • Autonomy
  • Protestant Reformation in the Netherlands
  • Port Royal, Cornelius Jansen, and the Jesuits 
  • Political, not doctrinal split from Rome

New Dogmas — New Schism

 

Session 3 – Development of Papal Claims

The following topics will be discussed in this third module and its corresponding session:

  • Introduction
  • Primacy vs. Supremacy
  • The Problem with Traditional Proof Texts
  • The Early Church Emphasized the Role of Bishops and Clergy
  • Apostolic Succession
  • Infallibility Much More Problematic 

 

 

Session 4 – Conciliar Roots

 The following topics will be discussed in this fourth module and its corresponding session:

  • Introduction
  • Concilliar Roots
  • Post-Apostolic period
  • Apostolic Council of Jerusalem
  • 1st Seven Ecumenical Councils
  • Middle Ages
  • The Great (East/West) Schism 1054
  • 14th & 15th Centuries
    • Avignon Popes
    • Great Schism of the West 1378 to 1417
  • The Counciliar Movement

 

 

Session 5 – The Great Schism

  •  Introduction
  • The Nuts & Bolts — Whats in a Word?
  • Great Schism Overview
  • Roots of the Schism
  • More than a Word 
  • Political and social influences
  • Liturgical & Theological Differences
  • Language Barriers 
  • Pride of Position and Authority
  • 3 Little Schisms
  • The Great Schism
  • The Official Break
  • Reconciliation
  • Review 

 

 

Session 6 – Subsidiarity, Gallicanism, and Febronianism

  • Words Are Interesting
  • The Jesuits
  • The Old Catholics
  • Ultrajectine Theology
  • Gallicanism 

 

Session 7 – Utrecht’s Breach from Rome

 

 

Session 8 – Trent

 

 


 

Session 9 – First Vatican Council

 

 

 

Session 10 – Union of Utrecht

 Resisting new innovations and maintaining Catholic teachings

 

Session 11 – Utrecht Documents
• The Declaration of Utrecht
• The Fourteen Thesis
• The Bonn Agreement

 

Session 12 – Old Catholic Origins in North America

 

 

 

Session 13 – Review