Author Archive for Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Grew up in Providence RI. BA at Providence college, Ph.D. in historical theology from Catholic University of America. Former professional musician and theology professor at Loyola College in Maryland and the University of Dallas. Currently owner of Wellness Business Ventures LLC and director of CrossroadsInitiative.com. Father of five.

Saved by Faith or Works?
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Saved by Faith or Works?

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Protestants say we’re saved by faith.  Some Catholics say we’re saved by good works. But what does the Bible say? This Sunday’s readings are clear – it’s neither.    And it’s both.   At the very same time. First, let’s define our terms.   When St. Paul says “works” don’t save us, he is really referring to two […]

God and Mammon?
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God and Mammon?

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In the ancient world, most peoples believed in a universe that had many gods.  But even without the help of biblical revelation, Greek philosophers figured something out.  There could only be one Supreme Being, only one almighty and omnipotent Ruler of all, only one God. In the twelfth chapter of Luke, Jesus asks a question.  […]

Turn the Other Cheek?
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Turn the Other Cheek?

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“Love your enemies.”  “Turn the other cheek.”  (Mat 5:38-40).  This sounds admirable to some, but preposterous to others.  The 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche thought such talk promotes a society of weaklings.  Karl Marx thought these words keep the oppressed under the thumbs of the capitalists.  Does Jesus want us to be doormats, suckers who […]

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