Who Were the Church Fathers?

Every week I post a quote from the church fathers, and try to ask a question about it that connects it to the church in the 21st century. However I have never really explained who the church fathers are. I thought this video might help bring some light to who these men (and women) actually were. It’s by Jimmy Akin, a popular Catholic apologist.

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