119d: When Church, State and Estates Collide, The Papacy and French Revolution

Will and I will look at the French Revolution and what role the Church had in the Revolution. This is a more complicated topic that it appears. There was fabulously wealthy clergy and poor clergy. There was up and coming clergy and there were entrenched clergy. Each of these groups had their own incentives and goals. Let’s explore them.

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•We are joined again by Will Clark of the Grey History podcast. That is Grey with an “e” for my American listeners and maybe Canadian. Do Canadians spell grey with an “e” or an “a”? Getting back on track. In today’s episode, Will and I will look at the French Revolution and what role the Church had in the Revolution. This is a more complicated topic that it appears. There was fabulously wealthy clergy and poor clergy. There was up and coming clergy and there were entrenched clergy. Each of these groups had their own incentives and goals. Let’s explore them.
•With that, here is the next piece of the mosaic of the history of the Popes of Rome and Christian Church.