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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...

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Ignatius of Antioch – Martyr & Apostolic Father – Video

In this video, Dr. Italy discusses the importance of Ignatius, 2nd successor to Peter, Paul, and Barnabas in the city of Antioch.  The precious 7 letters that survive from this father of the church are a precious testimony to the apostolic tradition. Ignatius of Antioch There are...

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Sacrament of Unity – Fulgentius of Ruspe

Fulgentius of Ruspe here treats beautifully of the relationship between the unity and charity of the Church and the sacrament of the Eucharist, the sacrament of unity and charity (agape or caritas) leading to spiritual fellowship and communion (Greek koinonia and Latin communio).[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100'...

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Actions Speak Louder than Words – Anthony of Padua

Here Anthony of Padua, one of the greatest preachers of the Middle Ages. interprets the tongues of Pentecost as different "love languages" whereby we witness to Christ by words and, even more importantly, actions. For his feast on June 13th....

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Homily on the Church in the Modern World-Joseph Ratzinger

This is a homily given by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger a month prior to his election as Pope Benedict XVI (March 18, 2005) at St. Peter's Basilica.  It address the meaning and importance of Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the...

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Papal Primer- overview of the Papacy

The papacy is an institution of that both Catholics and non-Catholics typically misunderstand. This papal primer provides an overview - What is the true job description of the Pope and what’s the origin and nature of his authority?...

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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...

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Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness – Podcast

In this 14 minute podcast, Sonrise Morning Show host Anna Mitchell interviews Dr. Italy on Pope Francis' latest major writing, his Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate or Rejoice and Be Glad, on the call to pursue holiness.When Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad was...