journey-header

Church

hospitality
The Role of Hospitality in Evangelization – Podcast

In this third and final episode of Ascension Rountable's Podcast Series on the New Evangelization, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio (aka Dr. Italy) provides further practical suggestions on a key feature of successful evangelization - hospitality....

all saints day heaven november 1 holiness sanctity love saint todos los santos amor santidad
All Saints Day Means Holiness is for All

All Saints Day gives us the opportunity to honor and celebrate the multitudes of Christians who are in heaven yet who don't appear on the list of canonized saints or have a feast day in their honor. But it also provides us the chance...

pope john XXIII canonized saint angelo Roncalli humility second vatican II council regina coeli prison humility holy spirit
Pope John XXIII – Saint in the Age of Television

It is fitting that Pope John XXIII be canonized a saint by Pope Francis -- they share a focus on humility, prayer, the surprises of the Holy Spirit and breaking papal protocol to draw near to the simple people, Catholics and non-Catholics, believers and non-believers....

evangelization testimony witness jesus christ story ignite the fire
Testimony, a key to Evangelization – Podcast

Dr. Italy here coaches us how to share our own story of how Christ and his Church have changed our lives. After listening to this podcast, you'll feel clearer and more confident about how you can be an effective witness to Christ....

22nd Sunday Ordinary Time A get behind me Satan devil peter sacrifice suffering messiah christ cross matthew 16 caesarea philippi Vade Retro Satana 22esima domenica tempo ordinario A demonio pietro sacrificio sofferenza cristo croce messia matteo 16 apartate de mi satanas, mesias, cristo, sufrimiento, sacrificio, pedro
Peter the Rock – Devil Get Behind Me?

No sooner does Jesus praise Peter's confession at Caesarea Philippi and dub him "the Rock" than he rebukes him as the devil or Satan. Peter had confessed Jesus to be the Messiah. But his idea of what it meant to be the Christ...

st. peter's peter pope king david bible square piazza vatican Rome pilgrimage tour italy 21st Sunday Ordinary Time A papacy keys to the kingdom Matthew 16
Peter, the Pope and the Keys

When we think about the Pope, we often think of the Vatican. But the roots of the Papacy are in the Old Testament as well as in the Gospel story of Jesus changing Simon's name to Peter and giving him the keys of the...

Evangelization 101-Podcast

In this episode of Ascension Rountable's Podcast, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio (aka Dr. Italy) puts the New Evangelization into the context of Catholic history from the days of the Church of the Catacombs down to the present time....

parable wheat tares weeds perfect church excommunication excommunicated 16th Sunday Ordinary Time A sinners imperfect communion parábola del trigo y la cizaña
Parable of the Wheat and Tares

The parable of the wheat and the weeds is Jesus' response to those who want to cleanse the Christian community of the impure and imperfect. The Church, in this world, is more a hospital for sinners than a club for saints....