On a recent episode of EWTN’s “Sunday Night Prime,” Father Benedict Groeschel interviewed Christendom College graduate Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo about his apostolate, the Institute of Catholic Culture.
During their conversation, Deacon Carnazzo spoke about how his education at Christendom influenced his Catholic worldview. He gave a plug to Christendom and other faithful Catholic colleges that are teaching young people that the Catholic faith “is much more rich than anything else in the world.”
Be sure to watch the video of the interview below.
Deacon Carnazzo: And so I left California, I left my family, I left my friends. And I journeyed across the country to Virginia, enrolled in Christendom College at 25 years old in order to begin to learn the faith again.
Fr. Groeschel: Now many of our audience know Christendom College. Many would not know Christendom. Why don’t you tell us a bit about this unusual, very fine school.
Deacon Carnazzo: Sure. Christendom College is one of a handful of small Catholic colleges dedicated to the liberal arts. And it was there at Christendom that I discovered the faith was not simply a list of doctrines, but it was a way of life. And I learned that Christ was at the center of our entire life. This was a perspective I never had before: that to be Catholic was to be Catholic one hundred percent of the time, to live and breathe as a Catholic. And Thomas Aquinas College, Magdalen, Ave Maria, and others are out there. They’re teaching the young people that the faith is something that is so rich, much more rich than anything else in the world. And it was there, as I said, that I discovered Christ. I was studying history, and philosophy, and theology and sacred scriptures. And I found that Christ was at the center of each of these disciplines. As I’ve said to you before in our time together, I learned that Christ was the Lord of history, he’s the wisdom of philosophy, and the revelation of theology.
The Institute is “an adult catechetical organization, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and dedicated to the Church’s call for a new evangelization.”
Located near Washington, D.C, in northern Virginia, the Institute regularly offers seminars with experts in disciplines including history, literature, philosophy, and theology. The Institute’s website offers an online podcast library of past lectures, a page where visitors can watch the live broadcast of a current seminar, and more.
Christendom College is included by The Cardinal Newman Society in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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