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Sacraments

Before thanksgiving was an American holiday, it was a way of life for Jews and Christians alike, indeed a hallmark of the Judeo-Christian tradition. All ancient peoples gave thanks for creation; only Jews and Christians believe that God acted decisively in history to secure...

Zacchaeus (a.k.a Zaccheus) was an especially successful tax collector and therefore an exceptionally hated man. On the road to Jericho, from the limb of a Sycamore tree, this blood-sucking vampire caught a glimpse of mercy and grace and had to make a choice....

In this 14 minute podcast, Dr. Italy discusses with Anna Mitchell the various layers of meaning of the sign of the cross, one of the biblical treasures of the Catholic tradition. The sign of the cross is one of the hallmarks of Catholic life and prayer. ...

In this 14 minute Podcast, Sonrise Morning Show host Anna Mitchell asks Dr. Italy why there is a need for confession (aka the sacrament of penance or reconciliation) when we can go straight to God and ask forgiveness for our sins....

Holy or Maunday Thursday, the night of the Last Supper aka the Lord's Supper, the institution of the Holy Eucharist -- What did he mean when he said "This is my body and this is my blood" and "Do this in Memory of Me"? ...

Bonaventure reflects on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the meaning of the blood and water flowing from the side of Christ crucified (John 19:34), the living water of sacramental grace coming from the loving heart of the Savior. He reflects especially on several lines...

In addition to the great seasons of Advent and Lent, Christmas and Easter, there is in the current Roman Calendar "Ordinary Time" during which saints' days abound.  This video, #9 in our Liturgy / Sacraments course, covers ordinary time and the sanctoral Cycle. The Catholic Church,...