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Marcellino’s articles

"Si el grano de trigo..." - Quinto domingo de cuaresma, Ciclo B

10 comandamenti e la pulizia del Tempio

2nd Sunday of Advent - Who is Coming to Town?

40 idee per la Quaresima

40 Maneras de Sacar el Maximo Povecho de la Cuaresma

Abundant Life From the Good Shepherd

Accion de Gracias y Eucaristia

Advent of Peace

Advent Reminds us-You Snooze You Lose

Advent: The Reason for the Season

Adventure or Cautious Mediocrity?

Adviento - Una Epoca de Esperanza

Adviento: La Razon Para la Temporada

Algo a Cambio de Nada

All Saints Day Means Holiness is for All

All Souls, Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead

All You Need is Love


Amen, Amen - Really?

Amor ilimitado

Anatomy of Envy

Apartados del Mundo

Apresurar el Fin

Ascension of Christ and the New Evangelization

Ask and You Shall Receive

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Atonement and the Prodigal Son

Autentica misericordia Catolica

Authority over Demons

Autoridad Sobre los Demonios

Autorita sui Demoni

Aventura o Precaucion Mediocre

Avery Dulles: Witness and Teacher

Baptism of the Lord and the Sacrament of Confirmation

Baptism of the Son of God

Bartimaeus and the Nature of Christian Faith

Bearing Much Fruit

Bearing Witness: Cornerstone of the New Evangelization

Beatitudes: Is It Wrong to be Happy?

Belief or Faith?

Benedict XVI-What's in a Name?

Bibliography on Marriage and Family -- Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Biolean Weight Management System

Boycott EBAY!

Called to Holiness and Mission

Called to Serve

Caminando Sobre las Aguas

Canonization: How it Works and What it Means

Cardinal Electors of the Pope

Catholic Church as Prophetic Institution

Catholic Church on Marriage, Divorce, and Annulments

Catholic Gift Giving

Catholic Questions & Answers

Catholics and Bible Study

Celebrating Easter

Charismatic Renewal

Charisms of the Holy Spirit and the Sacrament of Confirmation

Christ the King - Judge and Savior

Christ the King - Last Judgment and Sins of Omission

Christ, Crisis, and Controversy

Christmas Lights and Advent

Christmas: Origins of the Feast

Cleansing of the Temple

Come e stretta

Contemplation for Busy People


Corpus Christi: The Real Presence of the Body of Christ in the Eucharist

Corregir a los pecadores

Cristo Rey y el Juicio Final

Cuaresma y la Nueva Evangelización

Cuarto Domingo de Pascua, Vida en Abundancia

Dar fruto abundante

Darle al Cesar

Dedicacion de la basilica de San Juan de Latran

Denaro La Radice di tutti i Mali

Detachment From the World

Dinero Administracion

Dissertation Abstract on Henri de Lubac

Dives, the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Beggar

Divine Mercy Sunday and the Sacrament of Mercy

Divine Providence and Murphy's Law -- the Role of Trials

Divinity of Jesus Christ Invented by Constantine? Evidence from the Early Church

Doctors of the Catholic Church

Domingo de la Divina Misericordia

Domingo de Ramos

Domingo de Ramos - La Victoria de la Humildad

Doubting Thomas

Early Church Fathers Overview: Snapshot of the Fathers of the Church

Easter - The Meaning of the Feast

Easter Ghost - 3rd Sunday of Easter

Easter Sunday & Aslan


El Arca de Noe y el Diluvio Bautismal

El ciego de nacimiento

El Ciego Habla

El Cordero de Dios

El Dia de Todos los Santos

El Espiritu y la Iglesia

El Fariseo y el Publicano

El Gran Engano

El Hijo Prodigo

El mas Escurridizo de los 7 Pecados Capitales

El Matrimonio y la Familia

El mejor actor secundario de la historia de la Navidad

El Metodo Socratico

El Milagro de los Panes

El Misterio de la Encarnacion

El Pan de Elias

El Paraclito

El que se Queda Dormido Pierde

El Rabino Radical y el Gran Mandamiento

El Sacrificio de Isaac

El Significado de la Misericordia

El significado del Padre Nuestro

El Significado Detras de los Panes y los Pescados

El Significado mas profundo de la Navidad

El verdadero Significado de las Luces de Navidad

Elijah's Bread - Food for the Journey

Emaus: de la afliccion a la dicha

Emmaus Road- Journey From Despair to Joy

End Time Prophecy of St. Malachy


Epiphany of the Heart

Epiphany Revealed

Eres lo Que Comes

Es importante la Trinidad

Eucharist vs. Junk Food - You Are What You Eat

Evangelizing Your Children - When to Begin

EWTN - Exploring the Catholic Church #2 - Understanding the Mass

EWTN - Exploring the Catholic Church - Who Needs the Church #1

Explicacion sobre la Epifania

Faith as a Dynamic Journey

Faith to Move Mountains

Faith vs. Works

Fathers of the Church - Getting Started

Fathers of the Church - Relevance of the Early Church Fathers

Fe Como una Semilla de Mostaza

Fe y Creencia

Feast of Christ the King

Feast of Corpus Christi

Feast of the Epiphany

Feast of the Holy Family

Fede e Credenza


Fiesta de Corpus Christi

Fiesta de Cristo Rey


Foolish and Wise Bridesmaids

Footnotes: Ressourcement Theology, Aggiornamento and the Hermeneutics of Tradtion

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Forty Days of Lent

Fraternal Correction -- Loving Intervention

From Tabor to Calvary: Did God Abandon Jesus?

Gaudete Sunday-Advent and John the Baptist?

Generosity of God

Getting More out of the Mass

Gnosticism, New Age & DaVinci Code

God - The Father

God and Mammon?

God and Money

God our Father - The Lord's Prayer

Good Friday - Victory of the Cross

Gospel of Judas is Bad News

Greatest Commandment

Hablar sale Barato

Habra matrimonio en el cielo

Hanukkah: Why it's not just for Jews

Hasten the End - Apocalypse Now!

Hear, Oh Israel!

Heaven, Marriage and the Resurrection

Henri de Lubac and the Critique of Scientific Exegesis

Henri de Lubac-Selected Bibliography

Hidden Meaning of the Loaves & Fishes

Highlights of Pope John Paul II's Pontificate

Hijo Prodigo

Holiness of the Pharisees - Cut it Off!

Holy Family Feast -- Piety in the 21st Century?

Holy Land 2006-2007

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Safety

Holy Spirit - The Paraclete

Holy Spirit and His Gifts - Pentecost

Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church

Holy Thursday - The Eucharist: The Body of Christ?

Holy Week Readings and Thanksgiving Prayers

Hope in Hardship

How a New Pope is Chosen

Human Dignity and the Catholic Church

Humility Opens Doors -- Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Humility, Humility, Humility, and Humility

Hungry Sheep, Weary Shepherds

I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life

Ignatius of Antioch - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Ignatius of Antioch and the Faith of the Early Christian Martyrs

Il distacco dal mondo

Il Fico

Il grande inganno

Il sacrificio di Isacco

Immersion in Catholic Tradition


Is X-mas an attempt to take Christ out of Christmas?

Jairus' Daughter and the Enlightenment

Jesse Tree-an Advent Tradition

Jesus - Lamb of God?

Jesus Ascends the Throne-the Ascension

Jesus Christ and the Biblical Idea of Kingship

Jesus es el Camino, la Verdad y la Vida

Jesus' Homecoming

John 3:16 and Grace

John the Baptist - Patron of Joyful Humility

Juan 3:16 y la Gracia

Juan y Santiago

Judge Not, Lest You be Judged

L Arca di Noe ed il Diluvio Battesimale

La Anatomia de la Envidia

La Ascensión -- Que Saco Yo

La carne

La Fiesta del Bautizo del Senor

La Generosidad de Dios

La Higuera

La Hija de Jairo y el Iluminismo

La Historia de dos Hombres

La ignorancia de las Escrituras es ignorancia de Cristo

La Mujer Atrapada en Adulterio

La Mujer de Cana

La Parabola de los talentos

La Presentacion del Senor

La Primera Creyente

La Raiz de Todos los Males

La Sacra Famiglia

La Samaritana e il significato originale della Quaresima

La Samaritana y el significado original de la Cuaresma

La Santidad de los Fariseos

La Transfiguracion y la Cruz

La Vida es una Fiesta

La Vittoria della Croce

La vittoria dell’umilta’

Las Moneditas de la Viuda

Las paredes se Derrumban

Lazaro - Quinto Domingo de Cuaresma

Lecciones de un Leproso

Lecciones de un Paralitico

Lent and the New Evangelization

Lent, Noah's Ark, and Baptism

Lenten Fasting or Feasting?

Lessons from the Leper

Lezioni dalla guarigione del lebbroso

Liberal vs. Conservative - Old vs. New

Life is a Feast

Liturgy and Sacraments - Selected Bibliography

Llamados y Elegidos

Lo Que el Bautista Puede Ensenarnos Sobre el Gozo

Los 10 Mandamientos y la Limpieza del Templo

Los Fieles Difuntos

Los milagros que Jesus no pudo hacer

Los Sordos Oyen y los Mudos Hablan

Love Unlimited - 6th Sunday of Easter

L’Eucarestia: Il Corpo di Cristo?

L’uomo nato cieco

Madre de Dios

Magisterium Part 1: What is the Magisterium and Why Do We Need it?

Magisterium Part 2: A Complex and Diverse Reality

Magisterium Part 3: Infallibility

Magisterium Part 4: Attitude Towards Teaching of the Magisterium

Marta y Maria

Mary and Martha - Meet the Lord Everyday!

Mary, Model of Faith

Mary, Mother of God?

Me, Myself, I and the Pope

Meaning of Lent & the Samaritan Woman

Meaning of Mercy

Meaning of the Church: Are You Called?

Messianic Secret -- the Meaning of the Cross

Money-The Root of all Evil?

Mountaintop Experiences - Transfiguration

Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

Mustard Seed Faith - Be Not Afraid!

My Yoke is Easy, My Burden Light

Mystery of the Incarnation - Advent

Mystery of the Trinity

Naaman y los Diez Leprosos

Narrow Door to a Universal Church

Nike and the Lay Apostolate

No es un espanto

No la Paz sino la Espada

Non Pace ma la Spada

Not Peace but the Sword

O Antiphons of Advent

Obsessed With the Passion

Octava de Pascua

Oh Ye of Little Faith - Doubting Thomas

Ovejas Hambrientas y Pastores Cansados

Palm Sunday- Victory of Humility

Papacy and Peter's Unique Role

Papacy and the Bible -- The Pope as Servant of the Word

Papal Primer-an overview of the Papacy

Parable of the Good Samaritan

Parable of the Sower and the Seed - a Double Meaning

Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Wheat and Tares



Passion Sunday - Palm Sunday

Pedro como Satanas - Vigesimo Segundo Domingo del tiempo Ordinario

Pedro y las Llaves

Pentecost Feast-The Gifts and Charisms of The Holy Spirit

Pentecostés --La diferencia que hace el Espiritu

Perche la Quaresima dura quaranta giorni?

Personal Prayer Outline

Peter the Rock - Devil Get Behind Me?

Peter, the Pope and the Bible?

Pick up your Mat and Go Home -- Healing of the Paralytic

Pidan y se Les Dara

Pilgrimage to Rome

Pobreza, Pereza y las Bienaventuranzas

Pope John XXIII - Saint in the Age of Television

Por Que La Cuaresma Tiene Cuarenta Dias

Poverty, Sloth, and the Beatitudes

Predestination, Free Will, and Grace


Preparar el Camino

Pride of the Pharisees

Priesthood of Believers

Prime Ministers Zebedee

Primero el Ayuno y Luego el Festejo

Protegiendo Nuestras Adicciones


Que hacer en la Adoracion?

Raising of Lazarus

Reading the Documents of Vatican II

Reading the Early Church Fathers - Part II

Reconciliation and the Prodigal Son


Regocijate en la Esperanza

Rejoice in Hope - John the Baptist & Gaudete Sunday

Rejoicing in Hope - Advent

Religion vs. Spirituality?

Religiosity VS. Holiness

Render Unto Caesar

Ressourcement Theology Bibliography

Ressourcement Theology, Aggiornamento,and the Hermeneutics of Tradition

Restaurar y Activar

Restore and Reactivate! Sign of the Cross

Rich Young Man and the Love of Money

Sacrament of Confirmation -- Meaning and Biblical Basis

Sacrament of Confirmation, Sacrament of Champions - Part I

Sacrament of Confirmation, Sacrament of Champions - Part II

Sacramentals: their role in Catholic Sacramental Life

Sacraments From the Lion of Judah

Sacrifice of Isaac

Saints Peter and Paul

Sal de la Tierra

Salt of the Earth, Light of the World

Salvati per la Fede o per le Opere?

San Pedro y San Pablo

Santa Claus - How Do We Deal with Him?

Scripture Texts Interpreted by the Church

Season of Lent --40 Ways to Get the Most Out of it

Selected Chronology of the Church

Showing Off or Compassion?

Sientes la Vida Como una Tarea?

Solemnidad de la Ascension

Solemnidad de la Asuncion

Solo Jesus

Spiritual Sense of Scripture


St. Francis, Animals and the Environment

St. Hippolytus of Rome

St. Joseph's Claim to Fame


Taking Aggressive Action

Talk is Cheap- Parable of the Two Sons

Tan Angosta

Technology and Education

Terrorism and the Victory of the Cross

Thanksgiving - Namaan and the 10 Lepers

Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

The Adulterous Woman

The Apostles - Who Were the Twelve?

The Apostles Creed

The Deeper Meaning of Christmas

The Family as the Domestic Church


The Mass as a Sacrifice

The Old and the New?

The Origins of the Papacy -- Peter do you Love Me?

The Pharisee, the Publican, and Humility

The Power of Pilgrimage

The Presentation of the Lord

The Prodigal Son and the Golden Calf

The Rich Young Man and King Solomon

The Socratic Method

The Temptation of Jesus Christ in the Desert

Theology of the Body, Spirit vs. Flesh

Tomando Acciones Agresivas

Tough Love

Tradition, Tradition

Tranfiguracion Cuaresmal


Trinity Sunday - Is the Trinity Relevant?

Truly Catholic Mercy

Turn the Other Cheek

Un Approccio cattolico alle Feste

Un Enfoque Catolico a Obsequiar Regalos en Navidad

Understanding the Mass Part IV - His Presence in Word and Sacrament

Understanding the Mass Part V - A Meal Like No Other

Understanding the Mass, Part I -- Christ's Sacrifice

Understanding the Mass, Part II -- Our Sacrifice

Understanding the Mass, Part III -- Real Presence in Priest and People

Unfinished Business of Vatican II

Universal Call to Holiness

Unless a Grain of Wheat


Vatican II and the Word of God Part 2: Revelation of God in Scripture

Vatican II and the Word of God Part 1: Revelation & Faith as a Dialogue of Love

Vatican II and the Word of God Part 3: Tradition and Magisterium

Vatican II and the Word of God Part 4: Goal of Catholic Bible Study

Victoria de la Santa Cruz

Viejo contra Nuevo

Virtues - Seven Habits of Champions #8 - Love

Virtues - Seven Habits of Champions - #7 - Hope

Virtues-Seven Habits of Champions #1: Strength and Weakness

Virtues: 7 Habits of Champions #3--Justice

Virtues: Seven Habits of Champions #2: Prudence

Virtues: Seven Habits of Champions #4: Temperance

Virtues: Seven Habits of Champions #5 - Fortitude

Virtues: Seven Habits of Champions #6 - Faith

Visit to the Holy Family Hospital

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention

Walking on the Water

Walls Come Tumbling Down

Way, Truth, and Life - Jesus Only

We're on a Mission from God

Wedding Feast

Wedding Feast at Cana

Wellness: Blessing and Responsibility

What to Do in Adoration

What We Don't Know About God

What's New About the New Evangelization?

Who Needs Churches? - Dedication of St. John Lateran

Why Change the Confiteor?

Why Prophets Aren't Popular

Widow's Mite, Widow's Meal

Will St. Peters Basilica become a Mosque?

Zacchaeus - Look Who's Coming to Dinner


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