Priests and Deacons

Why choose Dr. Italy to speak to clergy?

Marcellino spent seven years living with priests and seminarians before discerning the call to marriage and family life.  In his years as a professor at the University of Dallas, he taught both seminarians, deacons, and deacon candidates.  All this plus pastoral experience in hospitals, universities, and serving Hispanic immigrants in the inner city, has given him a passion for providing spiritual refreshment and ongoing education to clergy.

Dr. D’Ambrosio’s particular value as a speaker to clergy is the way he intergrates theological and spiritual depth with sensitivity to practical pastoral issues, all with a delivery style that is refreshing and even entertaining. One of his top priorities in the years to come is the formation and continuing education of deacons.


A few of the Clergy events at which Dr. D has spoken or will soon speak:


  • Region 8 Deacon Conference, Duluth, MN
  • Diocese of Rockford Deacon Assembly
  • Diocese of Des Moines Deacon Continuing Education Weekend
  • Archdiocese of Anchorage Deacon Formation Weekend


His most often requested talks for deacon and priest events have been:


  • The New Evangelization: What and How?
  • Crisis moments in the Story of the Church
  • Vatican II: the Real Story
  • Islam: friend or foe


For a complete description of these talks and a full list of Dr. Italy’s topics, see his topics page.


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From a colorful and varied background as a professor of theology, a father of five, business owner, and professional performer Marcellino D’Ambrosio crafts talks, blog posts, books, and videos that are always fascinating, practical, and easy to understand.  He is a TV and radio personality, New York Times best-selling author, speaker who has been leading people on a journey of discovery for over thirty years.

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