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Marcellino D’Ambrosio

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Is Jesus, the Good Sheperd, the Only Savior?

The image of Jesus as the Good shepherd is a comforting one in the minds of many.  But many of those who first heard Jesus describe himself in this way were deeply disturbed.  For it seems that Jesus is setting himself up as only true...

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Oh Ye of Little Faith – Doubting Thomas

Eight days after Easter, Thomas the Doubter has an encounter with the Risen Christ that makes him a believer and even more, an apostle or ambassador who will bring the gospel to an unbelieving world. That should give us hope that he will do...

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Divine Mercy Sunday and the Sacrament of Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday or the Octave of Easter presents us with one of the most famous of gospel stories -- the story of Doubting Thomas. But it shows us how and when the sacrament of penance and reconciliation (aka "Confession") was instituted by the Lord...

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Visiting the Tomb of Christ – Podcast

In this 14 minute podcast, Anna Mitchell of the Sonrise Morning Show interviews Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio about his numerous visits to the empty tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Gospel of John tells us that, after the body...

Love Unlimited – the Business of the Church

Some view the Church as multi-national corporation.  If so, its DBA should be love unlimited.  In contrast to ever natural love, the love that should categorize the life of the church is charity, agape, God's love which is, like God, infinite,  without limits or boundaries...

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Hungry Sheep, Weary Shepherds

The story of the feeding of the 5,000 teaches us much about leadership in the Kingdom of God.  The King is a shepherd who puts the sheep's needs before his own, and feeds them with truth, the nourishment they need most....

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

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]rue, Vatican II says that the Christian Life is supposed to be an intimate relationship, a dialogue between us and God. But wait a minute.  God is so different from us!  His ways are not our ways.  And if our puny minds have trouble...