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Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila, the No-Nonsense Mystic – Podcast

In this podcast Dr. Italy describes the great Carmelite mystic, Teresa of Avila, pointing out how she combined practical wisdom, mysticism and a sense of  humor in an extraordinary way. St. Teresa of Avila is rightly known as a towering figure in the history of the...

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Jerome – Father, Doctor and Warrior – Podcast

14 minute podcast in which Sonrise Morning show guest host Ryan Lopez quizzes Dr. Italy about the life and impact of Jerome, bible scholar, father and Doctor of the Church and warrior for Christ.  On the occasion of his feast day, September 30....

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Padre Pio & the Power of Weakness – Podcast

Dr. Italy discusses the Capuchin friar Padre Pio who in his lifetime was first famous in Italy and then the whole world for his stigmata and miracles worked through his intercession.  How Christ's power is made perfect in weakness. The first thing people think about when...

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Padre Pio Highlights of His Life

Timeline and biographical highlights of the great 20th century Capuchin Franciscan Saint, Padre Pio of Pietralcina whose feast day is September 23.  Comments and bio by Dr. Italy....

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Does Halloween Have Satanic Origins? – Podcast

 A 15 minute podcast in which host Sonrise Morning show host Anna Mitchell asks Dr. Italy some interesting questions about the origin and meaning of Halloween, the popular US holiday occurring on October 31 which some believe to be of Satanic origin.  Halloween - Satanic Origins? In...

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Call of Matthew the Tax Collector – Bede

St. Bede the Venerable on the call of Matthew, Tax Collector turned disciple, apostle & evangelist. Matthew, originally called Levi, was, as a publican, excommunicated from the life of the synagogue and shunned in Jewish society....

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Letter to Pope Cornelius – Cyprian

An excerpt written to Cornelius, bishop of Rome condemned to exile and death for his faith, from his brother bishop Cyprian of Carthage, who was to be martyred a few years later. Read on the feasts of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian on September 16....