About

My name is Darrick Taylor. My name is Darrick Taylor. I am the founder and proprietor of Controversies in Church History.

I am a professor of history at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. I am an adult convert to the Catholic Church, baptized while attending the university of Florida and earning a master’s degree in history. I also have a doctoral degree in history from the University of Kansas.

My podcast began as a monthly lecture series in 2017 as a way to use my talents for the good of the Church, to help young Catholics learn more about the history of the Catholic Church, so that armed with knowledge, they might better defend their faith. With the pandemic and lock-downs of the past two years, I decided to continue Controversies in Church History as a podcast.

My podcast takes an in depth look at difficult, even disturbing, issues in the history of the Catholic Church. My perspective is unique, in that I hold to be true all that the Catholic Church teaches and has taught, yet I am trained as a secular historian. My podcasts are detailed, but objective in tone and presentation. If you desire to know more of the whys and wherefores behind controversial teachings (about the all-male priesthood, or contraception), or scandals which have beset the Roman communion (sexual abuse, for example), then my podcast is for you. Thank you for listening, and for your support.

Why History Matters

“I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains…some samples or glimpses of final victory.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

A people that no longer remembers has lost its history and its soul.

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Christian view of history is a vision of history sub specie aeternitatis, an interpretation of time in terms of eternity and of human events in the light of divine revelation

-Christopher Dawson

Let’s build something together.