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Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Church historian, speaker, and author, delivers highly interesting and engaging reflections on Catholic tradition, teaching, and cultural heritage. Find out more about his ministry and discover countless free Catholic resources at www.dritaly.com.

Catholic Heritage with Dr. Italy Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Church historian, speaker, and author, delivers highly interesting and engaging reflections on Catholic tradition, teaching, and cultural heritage. Find out more about his ministry and discover countless free Catholic resources at www.dritaly.com.

    Anatomy of Envy

    Anatomy of Envy

    Envy, one of the seven deadly sins, is different from mere jealousy - it is darker and much more dangerous.  Yet its cunning can be - and has been - defeated.  For the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle B.

    • 5 min
    Terrorism and the Victory of the Cross

    Terrorism and the Victory of the Cross

    September 11 is the anniversary of one of most brutal acts of terrorism of all time.  Three days later, on September 14, the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation, and triumph of the cross of Jesus Christ. This reflection brings out the link between 9/11 and the victory of the cross and helps us understand why the cross, an instrument of torture in the hands of brutes, becomes a tree of life in the hands of the Savior.

    • 6 min
    St. John Chrysostom – Bishop with a Backbone

    St. John Chrysostom – Bishop with a Backbone

    Many contemporary bishops have been criticized for taking half-measures instead of speaking and acting boldly and decisively.  The same could never be said of the ancient bishop who was a Father of the Church, St. John Chrysostom.  His preaching was so eloquent and powerful that he acquired the nickname of "Chrysostom" or "golden-tongue."  Gold as it may have been, his tongue was often sharp at times as he called out corruption among laity, clergy, even the Emperor.  His unrelenting honesty earned him the emnity of Imperial family and brutal exile that resulted in his untimely death.  In this brief, 8 minute podcast tells his story.

    • 8 min
    Twin Tower Terrorism and the Power of the Cross

    Twin Tower Terrorism and the Power of the Cross

    September 11 is the anniversary of one of most brutal acts of terrorism of all time.  Three days later, on September 14, the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation and triumph of the cross of Jesus Christ. This podcast brings out the link between 9/11 and the victory of the cross and helps us understand why the cross, an instrument of torture in the hands of brutes, becomes a tree of life in the hands of the Savior.

    • 15 min
    Amen, Amen - James, Peter & Rock-solid Faith

    Amen, Amen - James, Peter & Rock-solid Faith

    The word amen is familiar to all.  But few know its origins and its true meaning, which actually strikes at the very essence of what it means to believe and have rock-solid faith.

    • 6 min
    Jesus's Miracles - the Deaf Mute & Compassion

    Jesus's Miracles - the Deaf Mute & Compassion

    "Ephphatha!" The miracles of Jesus, particularly the story of Jesus' healing of the deaf - mute in the Gospel of Mark, raise a big questions -- did Jesus Christ truly work miracles and if so, was his motivation compassion or glory? For the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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dn.carlo ,

When The Church Was Young

Were this fascinating book read by a “few more people,” Protestantism would be decimated. What an appreciation D’Ambrosio gave me for the first several centuries of the Church’s history!

RSIgnacio ,

For those raising families in today’s society, you MUST listen to this!

Dr Italy is a terrific storyteller and presents some very profound truths in such practical and easy-to-understand concepts. I really enjoyed learning while listening to his words! I hope to take what I have l learned from his teachings and apply them in every aspect of my life!

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