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Augustine, Free Will and God’s Grace

In this video, Dr. Italy discusses Augustine's fight against both Manicheans and Pelagians defending free will on the one hand and the utter necessity of grace on the other in light of original sin....

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We Are Not Some Accident of Random Evolution

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']I[/dropcaps] n July 2005, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, stirred a controversy by writing an Op-Ed article for the New York Times entitled, "Finding Design in Nature" (New York Times, July 7, 2005). His article, submitted to the...

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Development of Doctrine – Vincent of Lerins

Development of Doctrine - Vincent of Lerins, a church father of the 5th century, distinguishes the legitimate growth in understanding of divine revelation from the false alteration of religion and Catholic orthodox dogma in the Church of Jesus Christ....

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God – The Father

The Fatherhood of God has come under fire with the rise of feminism. If we know that God is pure spirit who transcends male and female, masculine and feminine, why preserve what some believe to be the antiquated, patriarchal practice of referring to the divinity...

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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...

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Fundamental Theology, What it is & Why It’s Decisive – Video

In this brief video, Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. ("Dr. Italy") explains what Fundamental Theology is and why it is not just important, but pivotal and even decisive for determining what we believe about God, ourselves, and how we are to live.Christians and non-believers alike are often...