The Institute of Catholic Culture is a great new organization dedicated to bringing some of the best speakers to share their knowledge and experience in matters of Catholic Faith and Teachings. The Institute of Catholic Culture was founded in 2006 by Rev. Franklyn McAfee, S.T.D., and Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo, M.A., as an educational outreach project within the Office of Evangelization at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia. From its inception in 2006, the Institute has offered weekly seminars in Catholic history, philosophy and theology, with a strong emphasis on the study of Sacred Scripture. The ICC has grown in popularity in the Washington, DC area and is now expanding its reach on the internet and though distribution of audio CDs from its prestigious speakers.
I recently attended my first presentation with Fr. Robert Spitzer, who was presenting information about his book Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of the Life Issues. This presentation was recorded on audio as well as broadcast LIVE on the internet. ICC hope to offer the video presentations of their speakers on-line at a future date. ICC currently offers many CDs from its speakers over the past six years for the modest donation of $3.00 or on-line for FREE. Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo is a dynamic leader of this group, and has assembled a large number of volunteers to make this a inspiring organization that is bringing some of the best and brightest speakers to the public for FREE lectures.
There are many great speakers that the ICC has had over its six years including: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. (Founder, Ignatius Productions), Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. (Founder, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal), Dr. Robert Moynihan, Ph.D. (Founder, Inside the Vatican Magazine), Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, S.T.D. (President, Christendom College), Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. (Founder, Ignatius Press), and Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., PhD. (President of Magis Institute). Fr. Groeschel said about the ICC, “The Institute of Catholic Culture is a burning fire of hope, and a safe haven where the saving truths of the Catholic Faith are being taught with clarity! I urge all who wish to know Jesus Christ and to meet His bride, the Catholic Church, to attend the educational and cultural programs offered by the institute.”
Video of Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo with Fr. Benedict Groeschel on EWTN’s Sunday Night Live:
I urge you to check out this great organization and to help donate funds to them if you are able to contribute.
Institute of Catholic Culture (website)