Mar 28, 2022
7 minute interview of Dr. Italy by Anna Mitchell of the Sonrise Morning Show, on St. Polycarp, one of the most fascinating of the Apostolic Fathers, those who pass on to us what they heard from the apostles of Jesus.
Mar 26, 2022
The parable of the Prodigal or wasteful Son is more about the loving Father. God is not a raging tyrant who must be appeased through the suffering of his Son. Rather it's the extravagant love of Jesus, son of the extravagant Father, that makes atonement for our sins - the sacrifice of a spotless Passover Lamb. For...
Mar 16, 2022
Is Lent about fasting or feasting? Maybe the two are related, says this commentary on the story of the barren fig tree from the gospel of Luke chapter 13. Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving. Three inter-related fertilizers which help barren fig trees bear fruit. For the 3rd Sunday of Lent, cycle C.
Mar 13, 2022
In this brief segment which aired on national Catholic radio, Marcellino D'Ambrosio shares his impressions of one of the most dramatic peaks in the Holy Land, Mount Tabor.
This mountain is directly across the valley from Nazareth, so would have been a landmark Jesus grew up seeing on the horizon. Anyone traveling from...
Mar 11, 2022
This Sunday reading examines the relationship between the transfiguration and the passion of Christ, between Mount Tabor and Calvary. It examines the question of whether God ever abandoned Jesus and makes for helpful reading either for the Feast of the Transfiguration on August 6 or during Lent and Holy Week. For the...