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Jul 31, 2019

But St. Claire deserves more than a footnote appearing in a life of another saint.  Unlike Francis, she was a noblewoman, being groomed to marry a wealthy knight or even duke, but she forsook a life of privilege to live in the same abject poverty as St. Francis and his earliest disciples, founding a woman’s branch of...

Jul 17, 2019

In this 14 minute podcast, Dr. Italy discusses with Anna Mitchell the various misconceptions people have about Mary Magdalene, and corrects them based on the gospels.  He also looks at her in the wider context of Jesus’ remarkable ministry to women, and especially the women disciples who Luke and John most especially...

Jul 3, 2019

The sign of the cross is one of the hallmarks of Catholic life and prayer.  Yet often it is made mechanically, even unconsciously.  And if many were asked what it means, where it came from, and why it matters, they wouldn’t really have much to say.