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Liturgy
What is Liturgy? – Video

In this 20 minute video, Dr. Italy explains what the term "liturgy" really means, what liturgy includes, and what happens when the Catholic church engages in it. One of the big differences between the Catholic church and many other Christian communities is that the Catholic church...

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Why we Need Ritual – video

In this video, Dr. Italy explains that ritual and liturgy are required by the very nature of human beings for whom symbols and gestures are indispensable forms of communication. Many Christian believers since the 16th century Protestant Reformation have rejected rituals altogether as religion of the...

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Jesus, the Way, Truth & Life, Session 1 – Video

The first session of the 10-part study of Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life, is available here to view below for free.  It is an introduction to the series, focusing on the world into which Jesus came.  It is actually two very different...

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Liturgy, Theology and Spirituality – Video

Dr. Italy begins his course on Liturgy and Sacraments by pointing out the inseparable unity between Liturgy, Theology and Spirituality.  Video 1 in Theology 552, Liturgy & Sacraments for the Catholic Distance University. In this first video of his course on Liturgy and Sacraments, Marcellino D'Ambrosio,...

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Divine Revelation – How & Why? Video

Video in which Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. discusses the how and why of Divine Revelation - God's purpose for revealing himself and the way he goes about it. God enters into human history and reveals himself for a purpose - and it not exclusively or even primarily...

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Authority in the Early Church – Irenaeus to Origen – Video

 In this 30 minute video, Dr. Italy explains the paramount issue that Christians had to resolve in the second century, the issue of authority -- scripture, tradition and what is now called magisterium.   He shows how the heresy of Marcion and the Gnostics helped such...

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Clement of Rome – Apostolic Succession & Unity

In this 4th video #4, Dr. Italy explains what the First Letter of Clement of Rome reveals about Christian life and thought in the last years of the first century, especially regarding church order, apostolic succession, and Christian unity....

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Catholic Theological Tradition – Why History Matters

Dr. Italy in this video makes clear why the history of theology matters, why we should bother to expend time and effort studying the past.  The first video from his course the Catholic Theological Tradition.  Henry Ford said "history is bunk."  Technological advancement for him and...