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Does Scripture bash Tradition?

What does the term Tradition really mean? Is it opposed to the Bible? The sola scriptura principle of the Protestant Reformation assumed it was -- here we examine this assumption in the light of a few key scriptures....

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Augustine, Free Will and God’s Grace-Video

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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Faith & Good Works – Clement of Rome

Clement of Rome, writing about thirty years after the martyrdom of St. Paul, affirms the Pauline balance - we are justified by faith and yet it is God's will that we perform good works of love, in abundance. He illustrates his point by many...

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Heaven – Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft on the topic of eternal life in heaven, the goal of our life's pilgrimage. Every heart longs for it. [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']Q[/dropcaps]uo vadis? Where are you going? That's the most important question for a traveler. And we the living are all...

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Divine Revelation – How & Why? Video

Video in which Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. discusses the how and why of Divine Revelation - God's purpose for revealing himself and the way he goes about it. God enters into human history and reveals himself for a purpose - and it not exclusively or even primarily...

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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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The Fundamentals of Theology – Podcast

In this 14 minute podcast, Anna Mitchell of the Sonrise Morning Show queries Dr. Italy about a new course he has developed for the Catholic Distance University, Fundamental Theology, Revelation & Faith, and why this topic is important not just for academics, but for every...

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Why Call God “Father”? – Podcast

A podcast in which host Sonrise Morning show host Anna Mitchell asks Dr. Italy some interesting questions raised by the observance of Father's Day, whether it is still legitimate, in this day and age, to call God "Father."  Isn't the "fatherhood" of God politically incorrect? Father's...