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Ascension of Christ & the New Evangelization

The Solemnity of the Ascension celebrates many things, among them hope, charity, and the Great Commission to preach the gospel to all nations. Thus, it is a fitting time to ponder the call of Pope John Paul II to a "new evangelization."...

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Pentecost – Gifts & Charisms of The Holy Spirit

Without Pentecost, the Gospel is not truly Good News. For the Pentecostal gifts and charisms given by the Holy Spirit on this birthday celebration of the Church are essential to its mission and crucial for a joyful, victorious Christian life....

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Mount of Beatitudes – Podcast

5 minute podcast on the Mount of Beatitudes on the Northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, traditional site of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and where he spent solitary hours in prayer....

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Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church

For the proper interpretation of Scripture and to discern God's will, where do we turn for guidance, the teaching authority of the Church, or to the Holy Spirit? The Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 gives us some answers....

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Divine Providence, Trials & Murphy’s Law

If God provides, then why is Murphy's Law a law that seems to apply even to devout Christians? Why to bad things happen to good people? Why so much resistance when we try to do God's will? This article seeks to show how trials...

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Crossing the Sea of Galilee – Podcast

7 minute podcast excerpt from National Radio that helps us understand what the Sea of Galilee is like and puts into perspective the gospels stories of Jesus walking on the water and calming the storm. In this episode from the Sonrise Morning Show, Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Holy...

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Unlocking the Power of the Rosary – Podcast

A 16 minute podcast in which Sonrise Morning show host Ryan Lopez asks Dr. Italy some insightful questions about the rosary as a contemplative and Christ-centered prayer, Mary as the first contemplative, fruitful meditation on the mysteries, and practical tips on unlocking the power of...

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Origins of the Papacy – Peter do you Love Me?

The origins of the Papacy can be found in the dialogue between Jesus and Simon Peter in John 21, a gospel traditionally read during Eastertide. The question,"Peter, do you love me?" is followed by the command "Feed my sheep." The pope,...

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Tranquility amidst Turmoil & the Serenity Prayer – Podcast

Dr. Italy discusses in this podcast how can we find tranquility in the midst of turbulent times of turmoil.  The value of the famous Serenity Prayer. 2020 was a time of exceptional turmoil and disruption throughout the world due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  America, in...