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Sacraments

Amoris Laetitia – A Conversation with Dr. Italy

In this video webinar of approximately 75 minutes, Dr. Matthew Bunson of the Catholic Distance University (CDU), initiates a conversation with two other CDU professors, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio (Dr. Italy) and Dr. James Kruggel, on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on Marriage and the Family, Amoris...

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Hidden Meaning of the Loaves & Fishes

The multiplication of the loaves and fishes is the only miracle of Jesus recorded in all four gospels. John calls it a sign, a symbolic event with many hidden meanings. It points beyond itself back to Old Testament persons and events and forward...

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Humanum #1: The Meaning of Marriage.

Episode 1: The Destiny of Humanity from Humanum on Vimeo. The Humanum series is a magnificent, multi-cultural exploration into the marvelous mystery of the complementarity of male and female as exemplified by marriage.  In this age of gender confusion, it shows us the natural basis of...

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Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

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...

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Sacrifice & Sacrament, the Body of Christ – Augustine

Augustine reflects on the nature of a true sacrifice pleasing to God. Works of mercy and acts of compassion qualify, but the most perfect sacrifice is that of the Whole Body of Christ, head and members (Totus Christus), which is offered to God in every...

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Inundated by the Gifts of the Spirit – Hilary

Hilary of Poitiers, describes how new Christians in 4th Century France typically felt innundated by the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon their baptism, Confirmation, & first Eucharist: a sense of joy and the release of the 7 gifts and charisms....

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St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr – Augustine

St. Lawrence (also rendered St. Laurence) was one of the seven deacons of the Church of Rome and was martyred under the Emperor Valerian on the 10th of August 258, four days after Pope Sixtus II and his companions. Little is known of the life...

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Powerful Waters of Baptism – Ambrose

Addressed to those who have just received the sacrament of baptism, this sermon by St. Ambrose of Milan explains to them that that they've not simply been baptized in ordinary water, but in the sacred waters that transmit the invisible fire of the Holy Spirit....