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Nov 23, 2022

The Bible stories of Naaman the Syrian and Jesus' healing of the 10 lepers shows us that gratitude is an obligation of justice. To remember the source of our blessings and to give thanks is exactly why some countries, like the USA and Canada, dedicate a national Thanksgiving holiday.  And why Catholics have a...

Nov 21, 2022

Dr. Italy continues his "virtual tour" of sites on his upcoming Rhine pilgrimage, exploring the city of Speyer, Germany, in this 7 min. radio interview.  Speyer has its beginnings in a Roman settlement, but in the early Middle Ages, it became an important center and imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. ...

Nov 18, 2022

The belief second and final coming of Jesus as sovereign Lord and judge of the world is common to all Christians, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.  It is commemorated each November in the Roman Catholic Feast of Christ the King, a celebration that inspires both hope and a salutary fear.

Nov 16, 2022

If you’re not praying, you’re not going to get very far in understanding your faith or being able to help others grow in theirs. Historical theologian Dr. Italy (Marcellino D’Ambrosio) explains three prayers of the Church to help you deepen your own prayer life and help others deepen their prayer lives as...

Nov 15, 2022

Our Rhine pilgrimage has been nicknamed "the pilgrimage of the hidden gems.” Many of the sites and saints we'll be considering are not necessarily household words in the USA of the 21st century. But what precious discoveries await those who will be coming!