Crossroads Catholic Podcasts:
Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio's Crossroads Podcasts is collection of short and to the point radio shows that Dr. D’Ambrosio recorded for Catholic radio to provide a moment of enlightenment, inspiration, and challenge for Christians and all people of good will as they go about their daily business!
Now you can hear them here and download them for free! You can also visit our Catholic Answers page to hear longer downloads of radio shows!
Each file is from one to three minutes long so they are quick and easy to download (right click to download) to your MPEG, IPod or computer and listen to during your coffee break, lunch hour or even for a quick listen before heading to Mass on Sunday! (Right click - Save Target As)
Cooped up with a horde of animals for 40 days? Sounds like a good penance to me (imagine the smell!) But what does Noah’s Ark have to do with Lent . . .really?
Why did the Church choose to make it the first Sunday reading of the Lenten season? You guessed it . . . you can get the answer at the Crossroads Initiative.
Download and listen on your MP3 or iPod!
God the Father - Many world religions throughout the ages have professed belief in one God. So, what sets Christianity apart from the rest of the world religions?
Jesus taught us this prayer - Our Father, Who Art in Heaven - but what does it mean when we call God – Our Father? Come read Happy Father's Day - God?!
Me, Myself and I - "Self” magazine, Self-Help, Do-it-Yourself – our society is focused on Me, Myself and I. But, since there is nothing new under the sun – it is a struggle that is as old as the apple Eve gave to Adam.
But, is self-love a bad thing?!
Come read Me, Myself and I, discover the difference between sinful and holy love of self then LISTEN!
Priesthood of Believers - After introducing myself as a Catholic Theologian, it does not take long before curious people ask: “So, why doesn’t the Catholic Church have women and married priests?” Now the fun begins.
“There must be some mistake,” I respond. “The Catholic Church has had female and married priests from the very beginning.”
Come read The Priesthood of Believers and then LISTEN!
Yoke of Faith - I once knew a woman who called herself “a recovering Catholic.” – Religion and Faith were oppressive and full of rules, a Burden! This Sunday, Jesus tells us “My yoke is easy and my Burden light…” So – what's this talk about a yoke – isn’t that for a beast of burden?!
Come read The Crossroads Initiative and read, “The Yoke of Faith” and discover how following Jesus is not a chore…then Listen!
Good, Bad and Ugly - Excommunication - such a strong word! In today's "politically correct" world of inclusiveness, how can priests and bishops withhold communion from Catholic Politicians who support abortion rights?
Come read the Parable of the Wheat and learn why inclusiveness does not rule out discipline. Don't forget to download and print to share it with friends and family - and listen as you read!
Conservative vs. liberal – These tags are applied contentiously to supreme court nominees, politicians, even theologians.
But what do these terms really mean in the Kingdom of God and what relationship do they have with the Pearl of Great Price?
For a new take on Old and New, Conservative and Liberal, listen to Marcellino!
Catholic Scripture Study - There is a myth that we must lay to rest, once and for all--Protestants are all about the Bible, while Catholics are all about the Sacraments. Both Scripture and Sacraments are precious gifts from the Lord, gifts we desperately need and are bound to use. Read Ignorance of Scripture is NOT Catholic - then download the PodCast to listen to it as read by Dr. D'Ambrosio!
Cleansing of the Temple - It is easy to cheer as we hear about Jesus giving the temple a good spring cleaning, but have we checked the temple of our own hearts lately? Chances are there may be some spring cleaning of our own that needs to be done. Read Cleansing of the Temple - then download the PodCast to listen!
The Seven Last "Words" of Jesus Christ from the cross are actually 7 short phrases that Jesus uttered on Calvary that serve as an excellent holy week meditation. To find all of the seven last words of Jesus Christ, one must read all the gospels since none of the evangelists records all 7 last words. Read the Seven Last Words of Christ and then Listen to the Podcast by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio.
George Gallup's poll Religion in America reveals that the diet of spiritual junk food is taking its toll. This reflection on Jesus' Bread of Life discourse in John's Gospel reminds us that you are what you eat. The blessed sacrament of the eucharist contains all the spiritual nutrition necessary to restore us to optimal health and wellness. Christ, the Son of God, our Lord and Savior, says no one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall thirst again.
YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper.
Ablaze - Stories of Daring Teen Saints
In Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints, Colleen Swaim looks at eight young souls who were set afire with the spirit and set free to live lives of extraordinary virtue. All became saints for the against-the-current, selfless heroism of their teen years.
Feast of Faith -
The Transforming Power of the Eucharist
"The Feast of Faith," is an enlightening, four-part adult faith formation series (on 2 CDs, or 2 DVDs) guaranteed to unlock the life-changing power of the Eucharist in your life. Be sure to order the Feast of Faith Workbook, you may view it online, to get the most out of this amazing Eucharist Series!
Feast of Faith DVD - $49.95
Feast of Faith – CD - $19.95
Feast of Faith Workbook - $6.95