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May 7, 2021

Some view the Catholic Church as multi-national corporation.  If so, its DBA should be love unlimited.  In contrast to ever natural love, the love that should categorize the life of the church is charity, agape, God's love which is, like God, universal, infinite,  without limits or boundaries.  This is illustrated by...

May 5, 2021

Assisi, though only a small, hillside town, boasts a plethora of beautiful churches and picturesque chapels.  Two major basilicas tower over all of them and embrace Assisi like two strong arms.  We speak of the basilicas of San Francesco (St. Francis) and Santa Chiara (St. Clare).

Apr 30, 2021

Saul of Tarsus the Pharisee to Paul, the apostle - both life and fruit were transformed when he met the Risen Lord .  His story tells us where the sour grapes of egoism and violence comes from, and how it can be changed into the fruit of the Spirit.

Apr 28, 2021

7 minute podcast by Dr. Italy discussing the two churches rebuilt by St. Francis that still stand in Assisi, his home town.  To be visited on his upcoming pilgrimage to Italy.

Apr 23, 2021

The image of Jesus as the Good shepherd is a comforting one in the minds of many.  But some of those who first heard Jesus describe himself in this way were deeply disturbed.  For it seems that Jesus is setting himself up as the only true Shepherd and savior.  People still find this claim disturbing.  "What about other...