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What can History Tell us about Jesus? – Podcast

Mike Gormley, host of popular podcast "Every Knee Shall Bow," interviews Dr. Italy on his book, Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life.  The focus is what history can tell us about Jesus.The four gospels provide us with a compelling picture of Jesus.  But...

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Discipleship, Discipline, and Disciples – Podcast

7 minute podcast segment in which Dr. Italy is interviewed about the dynamics of discipleship and the paradox of freedom and rest through discipline.The term discipleship has been heard a lot in the past few years.  Many parishes are writing mission statements these days calling...

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My Yoke is Easy, My Burden Light

In Matthew's gospel, Jesus makes the statement "my yoke is easy, my burden light." For many of us who follow him, this does not seem to square with our experience. This post discusses the reasons for this....

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Understanding the Mass, Part III – Real Presence in Priest & People

This third in a series on Understanding the Mass focuses on the way the Lord Jesus is really present in his body, the church, as well as his real presence in the priest.[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='65' color='' background_color='' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hether they’re Catholic or not, whether they understand...

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Understanding the Mass, Part IV – Real Presence in Word & Sacrament

This fourth installment in a five part series on Understanding the Mass explains Christ's real presence in the Word of God and in the sacrament of his body and blood.[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']A[/dropcaps]s we have seen, the Lord Jesus is really and truly...

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Meaning of the Sacred Heart – Podcast

7 minute podcast by Dr. Italy focusing on the true meaning of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based on the chief scriptural text connected with this feast and devotion.Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus can be found throughout the ages but became particularly widespread...