Bartimaeus & Faith that Acts Up – Podcast

In this 15 minute podcast, Anna Mitchell, host of the Sonrise Morning Show, discusses with Dr. Italy, the significance of Jesus’ encounter with Bartimaeus, the Blind Beggar of Jericho.  What emerges is a tribute to a kind of faith that acts up and reaches out.

Jesus made a habit of spending time with all the wrong people.  In Jericho, a hot, dusty city near the Dead Sea, Jesus encountered the unsavory Zacchaeus on one occasion.  On another, his ears were assaulted by the cries of an unwashed, blind beggar, yelling out his name, calling him “Son of David.”  This figure who struggled to get Jesus’ attention actually has a lot to teach us about authentic faith.

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For an article on the noisy faith of Bartimaeus, the gospel of the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time B, read Bartimaeus, the Blind Beggar with Outrageous Faith.

Dr. Italy appears weekly on the Sonrise Morning show, a production of Sacred Heart Radio.  You can listen to this show broadcast live Monday through Friday via the EWTN Global Catholic Radio, a network of over 120 local affiliate stations in the US.  You can find podcasts from the Sonrise Morning on both Sacred Heart radio site and

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