How Catholics Started the Hospital & University Systems in the So-Called “Dark” Ages

Medieval copy of a book by Fr. Gautier de Metz, "L'image du Monde" Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain / St. Elizabeth of Hungary bringing food to hospital inmates, Adam Elsheimer, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Did you know the Catholic Church started both the hospital and university systems?

In this week’s episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCross discuss “7 Reasons the Dark Ages Weren’t Actually That Dark.”

In this portion of the podcast, the group explains the Catholic Church’s deep involvement in founding the hospital and university systems we know today.

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