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Year B

Jesus, John the Baptist & the River Jordan
Jesus, John the Baptist & the River Jordan – Podcast

7 minute podcast describing the Jordan River by Dr. Italy who has visited numerous times the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.Everyone has heard of the river Jordan, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.  But few know much about it or can...

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The Calming of the Storm and the Socratic Method

One of the most famous bible stories of all time is Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee.  Mark, the evangelist, uses the story to ask the reader a question that elicits a clear answer on the identity of Christ.  This approach is...

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Transfiguration, Glory, Law & Grace – Leo the Great

Commenting on the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mt. Tabor, Leo contrasts the law, symbolized by Moses, with the grace of the gospel brought by Jesus Christ. He notes how this glimpse of the glory of his divinity and risen humanity was given to...

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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...

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Wonderful Banquet! – Thomas Aquinas

The Feast of Corpus Christi, the body and blood of Christ, was instituted during the lifetime of Thomas Aquinas as a proclamation of faith in the real presence (aka transubstantiation) of Christ's body and blood in the sacrament. This selection, read annually on...

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Trinity Sunday – Is it Relevant?

Trinity Sunday celebrates the Church's faith in the triune God, one God in three persons. This doctrine has baffled people for 2,000 years. Given that it is so hard to accept, why bother with it? What difference does the trinitarian dogma really make to how...

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Mystery of the Trinity

"The force be with you." No, God is far from an impersonal force. The doctrine of the Trinity shows us just how personal, even interpersonal, God really is....

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Why the Trinity Matters – Podcast

In this 14 minute podcast, Anna Mitchell, host of the Sonrise Morning show, interviews Dr. Italy on Why the fact that God is Trinity, one God in three persons, matters for our faith and our everyday lives.The Trinity is the central dogma of the Catholic...