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Mar 28, 2018

On Good Friday, Christians remember the passion of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem.  This podcast is the second in a three part interview of Dr. Italy, theologian, historian and Holy Land pilgrimage leader, on the events of Holy Week.  This segment focuses on the events of Good Friday, when Jesus is dragged from the house of...


Mar 15, 2018

One of the most frequent objections to Catholic life and teaching revolves around the issue of confession of sins to a priest in the sacrament of penance and reconciliation.  This practice, many allege, just inserts church bureaucracy into a matter that should be a private affair between the sinner and God.  Dr. Italy...


Mar 15, 2018

When people think of Lent, they most often associate it with what they are going to "give up."  Though fasting is a pillar of Lenten penance, so is prayer and what is most often referred to as Almsgiving.  But almsgiving strongly suggests giving money.  Though lack of money is sometimes the cause of people's suffering,...


Mar 2, 2018

Fasting is what most people first think of when they think about penance in general and Lent in particular.  But surprisingly, fasting, as valuable as it is, is probably the least important of the three main groups of Lenten Spiritual Exercises: fasting, prayer, and almsgiving (or mercy). In this podcast, Dr....