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Marcellino D’Ambrosio

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Marcellino D’Ambrosio earned his  Ph.D. in theology from the Catholic University of America under the guidance the renowned Jesuit theologian, Avery Cardinal Dulles.

His series on the Early Church Fathers is broadcast weekly on the Eternal Word Television Network.  His book The Guide to the Passion, on Mel Gibson’s film, hit #6 on the New York Times best-sellers list with over a million copies sold.

Dr. D’Ambrosio is a world renowned commentator on Catholic issues appearing on Fox News “Geraldo Rivera At Large” and the O’Reilly Factor to discuss the legacy of John Paul II.

After nine years at Loyola College and the University of Dallas, Dr. D’Ambrosio left academia to direct www.CrossroadsInitiative.com, one of the world’s leading Catholic websites, and to oversee Wellness Opportunities Group, a company promoting physical, mental, and financial freedom.  He, his wife Susan, and their five children reside near Dallas, TX.

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