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Feb 28, 2018

Ignatius of Antioch, whom the Church remembers on October 17, is one of the most important of the apostolic fathers, the Fathers of the Church who lives overlapped the lives of the last of the apostles.  Ignatius was, in fact, only the second successor of Peter, Paul, and Barnabas in the important city of Antioch,...


Feb 28, 2018

Can a Catholic Christian vote for someone who is pro-abortion?  The Church says yes, but only if there is a proportional reason for doing so.  Abortion is the direct and violent taking of an innocent taking of a human life, and there are nearly one million lives ended annually in the US through abortion.  So the evil...


Feb 28, 2018

On June 24, the Church observes a solemn feast in honor of the birth or nativity of John the Baptist.  No other saint's birthday is celebrated with such solemnity.  The unique role of the Forerunner, the Voice crying out in the Wilderness, in the history of salvation is part of the reason.  But also the Church wants to...


Feb 19, 2018

This 18 minute Lenten podcast from the Catholic Connection addresses the forty days of Lent and the hidden symbolism behind the number 40 which reappears in so many places throughout the Sacred Scriptures.  Show host Elena Rodriguez, pinch hitting for Teresa Tomeo, asks Dr. Italy to uncover the mystery of why Lent has...