An inspiring talk by Catholic speaker and author Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
The story of a young, Catholic rock ‘n roller who fell in love with Christ, and why he decided not to leave the Catholic Church. With his engaging personal witness, Dr. D’Ambrosio explains in a fresh, contemporary way that “Catholic” means fullness of life. Many Catholic distinctives are touched upon...from the Pope, to Mary and the Saints, to the Eucharist. The most popular talk for a parish or conference audience.
Style:Upbeat, energetic, full of humor, images, and stories.
Duration: 50 minutes, usually followed by an open forum Question and Answer Session. The talk has, however, been given in a 30 minute version for groups with a limited time frame such as Legatus.
Audience Types:adult or youth, devout Catholic, nominal Catholic, Protestant
Effect: the talk is designed to reenergize devout Catholics, giving them new insights into the role of Mary, the value of Sacred Tradition, and the power of the sacraments. For Sunday, nominal, and inactive Catholics, this talk is a spark to a deeper conversion to Christ and deeper commitment to his church, making clear that following Christ in the Catholic Church, far from being dull, is an exciting, challenging adventure that leads to personal growth and transformation. For Protestant Christians, this talk explains a few of the Catholic distinctives and provides a friendly, non-offensive invitation to discover elements of our common Christian heritage that make for a deeper, richer life in Christ..
"We asked that Dr. D’Ambrosio explain simply: ‘Why be Catholic?’ and he took us on a journey of faith deeper and more profound that our imaginings. After four months, our community is still resonating from his presence.”
- Ursula Ruiz, coordinator of Ignited by Truth
A conference in the Diocese of Raleigh, N.C.
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