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Why Be Catholic? an inspiring Catholic talk by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Catholic speaker and theologian

"Why Be Catholic?"



What do you say to a person who believes in God but doesn't see the need for "organized religion"? How about to the Catholic who prefers going to a Protestant Church because the preaching and music are so much better?
If you can have a personal relationship with Jesus, know God as Father, are filled with the Spirit and read the Bible, why bother being Catholic? Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio answers these questions as he tells his own story--why he as a young, Catholic rock 'n roller fell who in love with Christ decided NOT to leave the Catholic Church.

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Temperance, the Key to Freedom



Temperance, otherwise known as moderation or self-control, is one of the four cardinal or hinge virtues. This talk describes this virtue, why it is important, and how it works to produce strength and freedom.

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Couple in Love, sex and the Catholic Church, gay marriage

Love, Sex, and the Catholic Church



The Church is a champion, not enemy, of true love. As America debates the Gay Marriage Question, this talk gets past the misunderstandings and presents Catholic teaching on Sex and marriage in a way that makes eminent sense.

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Saint Ann Catholic Church, Catholic Heritage and History

Keeping Your Kids Catholic



So practically, how do we raise kids who are truly Catholic, with a commitment to holiness and mission? This talk by Catholic father and speaker Marcellino D'Ambrosio abounds with nitty-gritty suggestions on how to strike the balance between formal religious education in the home, and teaching by example, between affection and discipline, the role of parents and the help of other adults. You’ll walk away with clear strategies that you can implement in your own family life.

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Sacrament of Confirmation sacrament of champtions holy spirit

Confirmation -- Sacrament of Champions



What is the purpose, need and meaning of the sacrament of confirmation? These questions and more are answered by this dynamic talk for candidates, catechists, sponsors and all Catholics.

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The Year of the Eucharist, Pope John Paul II, Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Feast of Faith: Transforming Power of the Eucharist



In this enlightening seminar, 4 part series, Dr. D’Ambrosio takes participants on a journey of discovery, offering profound reflections on the “source and summit” of our faith as well as practical tips on how to make our experience of Mass more fruitful.
As seen on EWTN!

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Supreme court anti-abortion protest, culture of life vs. culture of death

The Culture of Life vs. the Culture of Death



An enlightening and lively discussion of the Catholic position on such issues as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and war.

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In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday.  It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.

Christianity Divided



In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday. It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.

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Islam Friend or Foe Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Islam: Friend or Foe



What does Islam really stand for? What does the Koran truly teach? Islam: Friend or Foe will answer many question that Catholics have about Islam.

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Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins



Ever wonder exactly the Seven Deadly Sins are?

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The Virtues: 7 Habits of Champions, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

The Virtues - Seven Habits of Champions



Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio offers an impassioned eight-part meditation on the four moral virtues--fortitude, prudence, justice and temperance--as well as the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.


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Prayer and Spiritual Growth


Prayer, Catholic Spirituality by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Personal Prayer, Pathway to Joy



The essence of Catholicism is a personal, intimate relationship with God that transforms every aspect of our lives.

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Temperance, the Key to Freedom



Temperance, otherwise known as moderation or self-control, is one of the four cardinal or hinge virtues. This talk describes this virtue, why it is important, and how it works to produce strength and freedom.

More info
Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Marcellino D'Ambrosio Catholic Theologian

A Fresh Look at the Rosary



Drawing from scripture, history, Church teaching and personal experience, Dr. D'Ambrosio shares insights in this talk that will forever change the way you look at and experience this traditional devotion.

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In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday.  It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.

Christianity Divided



In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday. It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.

More info
Dad and kids, Parenting as a means to Holiness

Parenting as a Path to Holiness



Family life, as well as religious life, provides amples opportunities to grow in the character of Christ.

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Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



Agenda Super Sunday II: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



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RCIA Purification and Enlightenment Retreat, Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed

RCIA Purification & Enlightenment Retreat -- The Creed



A RCIA Retreat that changes lives!

Talk 1: What Does it mean to believe?
Talk 2: "We Believe in one God, the Father Almighty"
Talk 3: "We Believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ"
Talk 4: "We Believe in the Holy Spirit"

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Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation



Agenda Super Sunday III: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation


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Why Be Catholic parish retreat or conference

Why Be Catholic? Parish Mission



A parish conference or Lenten mission covering:

- Why be Catholic?
- Getting More out of the Mass
- Who needs Confession?

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Prayer, Mary and the Saints



Agenda Super Sunday IV: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Prayer, Mary and the Saints

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Pope John Paul II with monstrance at Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration



Is eucharistic adoration a relic of a bygone era or a perennial devotion for all Christians?

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I Believe: The Heart of the Catholic Faith, The Creed, On the Way Home

I Believe: The Heart of Catholic Faith



In this dynamic, four-part series, Dr. D'Ambrosio explains how the very heart of the Christian faith is all about intimate, personal relationships. It's about a community of love between three divine persons, and the powerful, loving way that each of those Divine Persons breaks into our world to transform our lives. This series explains how faith is not irrational but the most reasonable response possible to God's amazing deeds.

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Lent, conversion, sacrament of penance and reconciliation, Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Making Lent Count



After explaining the original meaning of the season of Lent, this talk outlines strategies to unlock the spiritual power of the season in your own life.

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The Blessing of Brotherhood



In a society preoccupied with romantic love and sisterhood, Christian brotherhood is making a comeback! When Catholic men organize into a “band of brothers,” there is support, accountability, and fruitfulness in Christ that is impossible when men live as “islands” unto themselves. The burdens grow lighter and the light grows brighter when men gather together as one. This talk will include stories about what men gathered together have accomplished in the history of the church plus practical tips for men organizing themselves into small groups for prayer, study, and support.

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The Virtues: 7 Habits of Champions, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

The Virtues - Seven Habits of Champions



Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio offers an impassioned eight-part meditation on the four moral virtues--fortitude, prudence, justice and temperance--as well as the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.


More info
 

Sacramental Life


 

Why Be Catholic? an inspiring Catholic talk by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Catholic speaker and theologian

"Why Be Catholic?"



What do you say to a person who believes in God but doesn't see the need for "organized religion"? How about to the Catholic who prefers going to a Protestant Church because the preaching and music are so much better?
If you can have a personal relationship with Jesus, know God as Father, are filled with the Spirit and read the Bible, why bother being Catholic? Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio answers these questions as he tells his own story--why he as a young, Catholic rock 'n roller fell who in love with Christ decided NOT to leave the Catholic Church.

More info
Sacrament of anointing, healing, role of suffering

Suffering, Healing, and the Sacrament of Anointing



How this sacrament illustrates the truth about healing and the nature and value of suffering.


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Eucharist, Getting More Out of the Mass, Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Getting More Out of the Mass



The meaning and value of the Eucharist with practical tips on making each mass a more life-changing event.

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Marriage, Sacraments, Catholic Church

The Sacraments - God's Body Language



How God in His loving mercy allows us to see and touch Him through the gifts of the seven sacraments.

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Rembrandt's Prodigal Son, Who Needs Confession, Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

Who Needs Confession?



Shows how confession is a liberating gift rather than an embarrassing burden.

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The Catholic Church, Marriage, Sacrament

El Matrimonio, la Sexualidad, y la Iglesia Catolica



La Iglesia es un campeón, no enemigo, del amor verdadero. Este discurso obtiene pasado el Católico de equivocaciones y presentes que enseña de una manera que hace el sentido eminente.

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Italian wedding, sacrament of matrimony, marriage

Why Marriage is a Sacrament



The Catholic perspective of the nature and goals of marriage as both a natural and supernatural vocation.

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The Year of the Eucharist, Pope John Paul II, Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Feast of Faith: Transforming Power of the Eucharist



In this enlightening seminar, 4 part series, Dr. D’Ambrosio takes participants on a journey of discovery, offering profound reflections on the “source and summit” of our faith as well as practical tips on how to make our experience of Mass more fruitful.
As seen on EWTN!

More info
Sacrament of Confirmation sacrament of champtions holy spirit

Confirmation -- Sacrament of Champions



What is the purpose, need and meaning of the sacrament of confirmation? These questions and more are answered by this dynamic talk for candidates, catechists, sponsors and all Catholics.

More info

Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



Agenda Super Sunday II: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



More info
Pope John Paul II with monstrance at Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration



Is eucharistic adoration a relic of a bygone era or a perennial devotion for all Christians?

More info

Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation



Agenda Super Sunday III: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation


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Quien Necesita la Confesion?



Spanish presentation of "Who Needs Confession?"

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I Believe: The Heart of the Catholic Faith, The Creed, On the Way Home

I Believe: The Heart of Catholic Faith



In this dynamic, four-part series, Dr. D'Ambrosio explains how the very heart of the Christian faith is all about intimate, personal relationships. It's about a community of love between three divine persons, and the powerful, loving way that each of those Divine Persons breaks into our world to transform our lives. This series explains how faith is not irrational but the most reasonable response possible to God's amazing deeds.

More info

The Sacramentals: The Call to Bless and Be Blessed



What are the sacramentals, and what role do they play in Catholic life?

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Mary and the Saints


Why Be Catholic? an inspiring Catholic talk by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Catholic speaker and theologian

"Why Be Catholic?"



What do you say to a person who believes in God but doesn't see the need for "organized religion"? How about to the Catholic who prefers going to a Protestant Church because the preaching and music are so much better?
If you can have a personal relationship with Jesus, know God as Father, are filled with the Spirit and read the Bible, why bother being Catholic? Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio answers these questions as he tells his own story--why he as a young, Catholic rock 'n roller fell who in love with Christ decided NOT to leave the Catholic Church.

More info
Blessed Virgin Mary Model of Faith by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Mary as Model of Faith



The Second Vatican Council taught that the most authentic honor we can pay to the Blessed Virgin Mary is to imitate her virtues, particularly her faith.

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Our Lady, Do Catholics Worship the Blessed Virgin Mary

Do Catholics Worship Mary?



Mary's role in Catholic faith based on Scripture, human nature, and personal experience.

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Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



Agenda Super Sunday II: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



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Vatican II, Mary, Second Vatican Council

What Did Vatican II Do to Mary?



What the Council really taught about Mary and why.

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Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation



Agenda Super Sunday III: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation


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Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Marcellino D'Ambrosio Catholic Theologian

A Fresh Look at the Rosary



Drawing from scripture, history, Church teaching and personal experience, Dr. D'Ambrosio shares insights in this talk that will forever change the way you look at and experience this traditional devotion.

More info

Prayer, Mary and the Saints



Agenda Super Sunday IV: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Prayer, Mary and the Saints

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Marriage and Family


Passing on the faith, passing the baton, Catechetics, Tradition

Passing on the Faith



How the family, parish and Catholic School play various roles in the process of handing on the Catholic heritage.

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Family as domestic church, catholic parenting marcellino D'Ambrosio

The Family as the Domestic Church



This talk lays out the vision of what the Catholic family is called to be in a way both challenging and inspiring.

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Italian wedding, sacrament of matrimony, marriage

Why Marriage is a Sacrament



The Catholic perspective of the nature and goals of marriage as both a natural and supernatural vocation.

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D'Ambrosio Catholic Family, practical tips

The Art of Parenting--it's all about Balance



Practical strategies on how to turn vision into reality in your own family life.

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Couple in Love, sex and the Catholic Church, gay marriage

Love, Sex, and the Catholic Church



The Church is a champion, not enemy, of true love. As America debates the Gay Marriage Question, this talk gets past the misunderstandings and presents Catholic teaching on Sex and marriage in a way that makes eminent sense.

More info
Marriage, Sacraments, Catholic Church

The Sacraments - God's Body Language



How God in His loving mercy allows us to see and touch Him through the gifts of the seven sacraments.

More info
Dad and kids, Parenting as a means to Holiness

Parenting as a Path to Holiness



Family life, as well as religious life, provides amples opportunities to grow in the character of Christ.

More info
The Catholic Church, Marriage, Sacrament

El Matrimonio, la Sexualidad, y la Iglesia Catolica



La Iglesia es un campeón, no enemigo, del amor verdadero. Este discurso obtiene pasado el Católico de equivocaciones y presentes que enseña de una manera que hace el sentido eminente.

More info

Marriage and the Family in God's Plan





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Saint Ann Catholic Church, Catholic Heritage and History

Keeping Your Kids Catholic



So practically, how do we raise kids who are truly Catholic, with a commitment to holiness and mission? This talk by Catholic father and speaker Marcellino D'Ambrosio abounds with nitty-gritty suggestions on how to strike the balance between formal religious education in the home, and teaching by example, between affection and discipline, the role of parents and the help of other adults. You’ll walk away with clear strategies that you can implement in your own family life.

More info
 

Second Vatican Council


John XXIII Second Vatican Council Vatican II by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

What was Vatican II Really About?



This talk moves aside the misconceptions and uncovers the purpose and central themes of the Council.

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Family as domestic church, catholic parenting marcellino D'Ambrosio

The Family as the Domestic Church



This talk lays out the vision of what the Catholic family is called to be in a way both challenging and inspiring.

More info
Vatican II, Mary, Second Vatican Council

What Did Vatican II Do to Mary?



What the Council really taught about Mary and why.

More info
Saint Ann Catholic Church, Catholic Heritage and History

Keeping Your Kids Catholic



So practically, how do we raise kids who are truly Catholic, with a commitment to holiness and mission? This talk by Catholic father and speaker Marcellino D'Ambrosio abounds with nitty-gritty suggestions on how to strike the balance between formal religious education in the home, and teaching by example, between affection and discipline, the role of parents and the help of other adults. You’ll walk away with clear strategies that you can implement in your own family life.

More info
 

Morality and Ethics


Couple in Love, sex and the Catholic Church, gay marriage

Love, Sex, and the Catholic Church



The Church is a champion, not enemy, of true love. As America debates the Gay Marriage Question, this talk gets past the misunderstandings and presents Catholic teaching on Sex and marriage in a way that makes eminent sense.

More info

Catholic Business Leadership



The role of the Catholic businessman as an ambassador for Christ in the marketplace. Originally given to Catholic CEO's, company owners, and senior managers.

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Supreme court anti-abortion protest, culture of life vs. culture of death

The Culture of Life vs. the Culture of Death



An enlightening and lively discussion of the Catholic position on such issues as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and war.

More info

Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



Agenda Super Sunday II: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Moral Decision Making, Chastity and Purity



More info
The Virtues: 7 Habits of Champions, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

The Virtues - Seven Habits of Champions



Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio offers an impassioned eight-part meditation on the four moral virtues--fortitude, prudence, justice and temperance--as well as the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.


More info

Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation



Agenda Super Sunday III: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Sacraments - Initiation and Sacrament of Confirmation


More info

Temperance, the Key to Freedom



Temperance, otherwise known as moderation or self-control, is one of the four cardinal or hinge virtues. This talk describes this virtue, why it is important, and how it works to produce strength and freedom.

More info

Prayer, Mary and the Saints



Agenda Super Sunday IV: Mary Immaculate Confirmation
Prayer, Mary and the Saints

More info
 

Historical Theology


Early Church Father St. Athansius, Fathers of the Church by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

The Early Church Fathers--Who They Are and Why They Matter



An introduction to the greatest Christian teachers and writers in the first few centuries after the New Testament, showing their relevance for us today.

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Church History, History of the Catholic Church, Early Church Father, Fathers of the Early Church

History of the Catholic Church



2,000 years of history in a 60 minute talk?! Only Dr. D'Ambrosio can explain Church History in such a comprehensive and understandable way!

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In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday.  It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.

Christianity Divided



In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday. It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.

More info
 

Talks in Spanish


Quien Necesita la Confesion?



Spanish presentation of "Who Needs Confession?"

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The Catholic Church, Marriage, Sacrament

El Matrimonio, la Sexualidad, y la Iglesia Catolica



La Iglesia es un campeón, no enemigo, del amor verdadero. Este discurso obtiene pasado el Católico de equivocaciones y presentes que enseña de una manera que hace el sentido eminente.

More info
 

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