Help, I Can't Stop Laughing! Ann Spangler. The Santa Report. Eric Lee. The Mommy Diaries. Tally Flint. Kim Casey. A Gift Of Miracles. From Crack to Christ. Tanya Davis. Loves God Likes Girls. Sally Gary. At the Corner of Mundane and Grace. Christopher H. Dancing Bones. Patsy Clairmont. He's in the Suitcase. Kim Bauer Hill. A Journey Through Dementia. Deborah Keys. Lisa Swensen. Kristen Welch. Kelly Barth. Great is Thy Faithfulness. Patrick Hawthorne. Out of the Darkroom, into the Light. Tracey Casciano. Heavenly Humor for the Grandmother's Soul.
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Rene Vega. Wrong Family. Yet Apostle Paul is more than an archaeological or historical survey; this production's reenactment of the miracles Paul performed, the difficulties Paul encountered, and the persecution Paul faced beckons the viewer to experience with the Apostle himself the birth of Christian church. Born into a pagan world of gods and goddesses, they blazed a new trail to follow the living God. With the words of the Apostles still ringing in their ears, these champions passed the fullness of the faith on to the next generation.
With the tradition and practice of the Apostles still fresh in their minds, these heroes died rather than betray Our Lord. Join the adventure as Stephen Ray, best-selling author and popular Bible teacher, takes you on an exciting journey to the Roman Empire and the world of the first Christians. You'll sit at the feet on the apostles, celebrate the Eucharist in hiding, and tremble at the suffering they endure for Jesus Christ. Retrace their steps through Israel, Turkey, France, and Italy.
All this in a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history study rolled into one remarkable adventure! Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth! From: Renewal Ministries Approximately 5 hours This item is for adult. Augustine of Hippo was one of the greatest theologians of the Christian Church. Yet, where did such faith begin? After rejecting his mother's Christianity as simplistic and restraining, Augustine embarked on a path toward self-gratification, marked by the pursuit of money, political power, and sexual pleasure.
Hosted by Augustine expert Mike Aqualina and shot on location in Rome and Milan, this documentary explore the conversion story of one of the most significant figures in church history. Travel back to the fourth century and discover why Augustine became a "Voice for All Generations. Young Jimmy is puzzled as to what the Beatitudes mean to someone his age. When he dozes off, he receives a visit from an angel who shows him how some of his school mates are already helping to build God's Kingdom.
By the time Jimmy's journey with the angel is finished, he comes to an understanding and makes a commitment to live the Beatitudes in his own life! Entertaining new program gives students clear examples of how young people can help build God's Kingdom everyday. The bedbugs have been busy with the party preparations, and they can't wait to share the news that Jesus is alive! It's the perfect occasion to party. An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when a series of events unfold that brings his career to an abrupt end.
A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York city, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. What if marriage is more than a simple contract between two people, based on romance, mutual fulfillment, and basic attraction? What if woven into the very design of your humanity is a purposeful desire for you to be united with your beloved, creating something new, mysterious, and holy?
What if your marriage is designed to be a vital part of God's work in the world? In 12 sessions, Beloved explores the essential realities of marriage, dealing with the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of what the sacrament means for those preparing to get married as well as those who yearn for a richer married life. Through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God's plan for marriage will come alive. You'll see firsthand how to experience the mystery, happiness, and joy of this sacrament-from that first "I do" through the rest of your lives.
Informative and inspirational, Beloved will help you live out the Sacrament of Marriage more profoundly, so that your love story is drawn ever more into the greatest love story of God's own love for us. When the lights are out and door is locked, the toys come alive at the Storyteller Cafe! Children will see the Bible brought to life in a new, engaging way as the toys reenact treasured stories from the Bible. Children will not only be delighted by the friends at the Cafe.
So meet us at the Storyteller Cafe for miraculous stories about God's love for us. Edward Sri explores the biblical roots of the words an gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. In this study, you will come to know and understand the Mass like never before, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience. From: Ascension Press 4 Sessions This item is for. Edward Sri explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance.
The Miracle of Baptism - This episode includes: "In the Garden" - an animated presentation of the story of Adam and Eve and what led to their disobedience. How We Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. From: Herald Kids 25 Minutes This item is for. Breaking the Silence was produced in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic church, yet its relevance is universal. Young people - those most affected - discuss and demystify this taboo subject.
Although an unspeakable crime, it is only by Breaking the Silence of the past that we can prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the future. From: Diocese of Orange Six parts This item is for. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families.
What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one? Come with Brother Francis as he celebrates the life-changing power of the Mass in this inspirational and instructive presentation! Join Brother Francis in this delightfully inspirational and instructive presentation that teaches children all about the sacrament of the Eucharist!
The Story of Saint John Bosco - the inspiring account of the devoted saint whose dedication to God and his calling resulted in a multitude of children whose lives were changed forever. I Will Do My Best for Jesus - a musical reminder to do our best for God and others no matter what our circumstances are. Meet the Saints - viewers will be introduced to wonderful saints like Dominic Savio, Therese of Lisieux, John the Baptist, and many others.
Session 1: What is a vocation? The questions we yearn to answer are Who am I? To find the answers, we need to begin with an understanding of the true desires of our hearts and how those desires align with the God who loves us more than we love ourselves. Session 2: God has called each of us to specific missions, based on who we are and the gifts He has given us. But how do we discern that calling? We can start with the "classroom of silence" - an exterior and interior place where we can discover the depths of prayer and learn to hear God's voice.
Session 3: Called to Holy Orders. Every baptized Christian is supposed to make the priesthood of Jesus real in this world. However, God calls some men to serve the Church within Holy Orders, acting in the person of Jesus to give the grace of the sacraments to all. How can we know if we're called to this special role? Session 4: Called to Consecrated Life. The consecrated life is God's remarkable gift to the church. To be called to the "perfection of charity" means a life of obedience, celibacy, and poverty in His service.
What steps can we take to discern if we are summoned to that vocation? Session 5: Called to Holy Matrimony. It's popular to think of marriage as merely a commitment between two people who love each other. But Marriage, along with Holy Orders, is a sacrament of service. God unites a husband and wife in the convent of marriage to grow in selfless love for one another and their children, to build up the Body of Christ, and to serve as a witness to the world. Do we know what it means to be called to marriage?
How can we know who to marry? Have we entered a techno utopia or a virtual prison? Should we be celebrating unreservedly or should we be cautious and skeptical? Is it the greatest leap in productivity or the biggest setback from the things most meaningful in life? Has today's connectivity drawn us closer to one another or strangely more disjointed? Is our social experience richer and deeper or more shallow and artificial? Are we drawing closer to God or are we building a tower of Babel?
Is it all of these things or none of them? Discover insightful answers to these questions from media experts, church leaders, and inspiring individuals and families from across the country. Most importantly you will discover how God's word addresses the unique media challenged we face today. From: Mediatalk minutes This item is for. The CD contains the complete edition of the Catholic Youth Bible Revised, and also includes topical and lectionary reading plans to suit your schedule, as well as daily Bible reflections for teens. Mary's Press This item is for junior high, senior high.
For the first time, in breathtaking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience.
Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith. From: Word on Fire 10 Episodes This item is for senior high, adult. Barron illuminates the Catholic Faith's conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man in Christ.
Barron journeys from Galilee to Krakow, Warsaw, New York city, Kampala, and beyond and presents throughout what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Study guide. From: Word on Fire 50 Minutes each This item is for senior high, adult. Barron presents the Catholic Faith's compelling vision of God as the ineffable and majestic Trinity. Barron explains the Church's great reverence for Mary and her unique role in the history of salvation. From: Word on Fire 50 Minutes each This item is for junior high, senior high, adult.
Barron traces the influence of these two great apostles and their enduring legacies in the life of the Church. Barron explores the Catholic Faith's unique understanding of the relationship of Jesus Christ and the Church. Barron explains the words, gestures, and meanings of the Church's Eucharist.
The story of the Church is told in the examples of those who dedicated their lives to knowing and serving Jesus Christ. Barron explores how the Catholic Faith transforms humanity through prayer, spiritual commitment, and the mystery of vocation. The Catholic Faith offers a vision of life directed by a supernatural destiny. Barron journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome to illustrate how this life is a preparation for an extraordinary world yet to come.
Join Father Barron as he travels around the world showcasing the beauty of the Faith in action, profiling movements and individuals who are navigating the Church's mission within the challenges of contemporary culture. Disc 3: Father Barron's team spoke with several experts on faith and culture about the Church's mission to evangelize.
Disc 4: Father Barron's pilgrimage to Australia for the filming of the documentary included several public speaking engagements. Theology on Tap' and a presentation on the Catholicism series. Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people. You'll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church.
See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. Peter's, to the Sistine Chapel. Bishop Barron unlocks the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people to demonstrate how Christ's Incarnation is on display through the minds and lives of his Church's members. Augustine's narrative of personal transformation provides a template for life in Christ that still captivates today.
In an age when people insist upon sharp demarcations between spirituality and religion, or between Christ and the Church, St. Augustine provides a unifying way forward. In a world darkened by the fading light of classical culture, St. Benedict cast a greater light - Jesus Christ. His insistence that the Gospel should be embodied in communities of friendship and peace, guided by the sacrifices of poverty, chastity, and obedience, became a new cultural matrix and unleashed a vigorous spiritual dynamism from which a new civilization would emerge. From: Word on Fire Minutes This item is for senior high, adult.
Video has collections of movie scenes selected for their ability to inform, challenge, enlighten and inspire. Film clips are topic-specific study guides to provide powerful, accessible education tools. Appeal to students of all ages, communicates core essential values in a modern-day style. Challenging questions prompted by creative visuals engage the school community in a revolutionary approach toward character education. A hope-filled story which shows that small things can be blessings in disguise.
Charles is just a simple caterpillar who enjoys doing his own thing -- eating! Here's a special view of someone who does his best, is tempted, falls, and reforms. Children learn that life has great value, that dreams and goals are necessary and achievable, sometimes beyond one's imagination.
A lovely way to celebrate new life at Easter and the promise of eternal springtime. Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation is a powerful, life changing experience for teens as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This remarkable program takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic Faith in all it's richness and vitality. The goal is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens at a critical time in their lives and keeping them in the Church. As they journey through the Catholic Faith in all its richness and vitality, they will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life.
The goal is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens and making them lifelong disciples of Christ. Filmed on location all around the U. Your teens will: Be called to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Hear the Faith presented in new and unexpected ways. Come to see what sets the Catholic Church apart. Learn from the examples of the saints. Learn the reasons why Christianity is true.
There has never been a better time for a complete course in defending traditional "old school" orthodox Christianity to the modern secular world. We should familiarize ourselves with the arguments by which our faith is defended. People need to be shown that it is possible today for intelligent well-educated people to rationally accept Christian belief. Christ is the first complete, full blown, semester long, multimedia home study course specifically made to address the problem of using reason and evidence to establish the truth of Christianity.
Christ is for high school students and adults. This program can be used as a one semester or one year course. On Christmas Eve a young boy looks into the gleaming windows where tables are laden with turkeys, ducks, geese, and cherry pie. He then peers into a window lit only by candlelight and sees a grey-haired lady sitting at a bar table with tears in her eyes. And it came to pass that the happiest Christmas was shared by candlelight. The pressures of the Christmas season make Benji's ordinarily loving parents irritable.
Seeing this, Benji's grandfather tells the boy a story about an elderly woodcarver who changed the unloving, uncaring people in a troubled town with his kindness. He also taught the town's people about Christmas, a day the adults had forgotten. In this fanciful episode of the popular, Close Encounters series, young people will see that the commandments aren't really a "book of rules" at all!
Rather, they present us with opportunities to give witness to God's love, share with others, and care for our friends and families as we help build God's kingdom everyday. From: Oblate Media 18 Minutes This item is for. During a classroom exercise wherein Father Brendan guides young students in making a rosary out of string and beads, young Alex finds he just doesn't get what the rosary is all about.
Luckily for him, our helpful angel appears to clear things up. The rosary is all about major events in the life of Jesus, so the angel compares the Mysteries to a photo album. When it's made visual and Alex sees what the rosary represents, it all becomes real to him. All four mysteries are presented and explained in age-appropriate language so that young audiences will understand that the rosary is a very special way to get in touch with Jesus and Mary.
Sandra is having problems understanding the various symbols and rituals in the Celebration of the Eucharist and what they mean. To make matters worse, Mr. Ferndock volunteers to fill in for the regular religion teacher and confuses the issue even more! Ferndock on a video journey showing how gathering the faith community for the weekly Celebration of the Eucharist is very much like gathering the family for the celebration of Thanksgiving!
In Close Encounters with the Mass, real-life situations are combined with fantasy and humor to show young people that the mass truly is relevant and meaningful to them. Along with the rituals, important items like the Altar, Tabernacle, and Ambo are also explained so youngsters will see the celebration in a whole new way! From: Videos with Values 13 Minutes This item is for.
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Our helpful little angel returns to help another troubled student. This time, the angel guides young Anna as she struggles with the complex problem of what the sacraments mean in our everyday lives. Unchurched individuals. Some from Jewish backgrounds and others from Protestant traditions or blended families. A fascinating group of adults come together to seek adult baptism into the Catholic Church at St.
James Cathedral in Seattle. Filmed on location in the Pacific Northwest and in the breathtaking interior of St. James Cathedral, the program is a vibrant and moving experience of the adult spiritual journey. A coming-of-age tale following Sean Nathan Clarkson as he rebels and leaves his home, family and father Kevin Sorbo to figure out life on his own.
Two years later -- while still on the journey to find life's answers -- Sean suddenly finds himself questioning everything he though he knew as he is confronted by a professor Darwin Harris who challenges Sean to see his life as a story; a best friend Azel James walking a dangerous path; and a strong and beautiful young woman Rachael Lee who is on her own journey to answers.
Each one of these elements causes Sean to greater examine the choices he is making. The story is one of drama, laughter, relationships, faith, and redemption, ultimately asking the questions, "Can broken stories have happy endings? Join Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, in a week directed group retreat as he delves into the simplicity and grandeur of Consoling spirituality.
Using his popular book Consoling the Heart of Jesus as a guide, Fr. Gaitley shares new insights into how you can console Jesus, presents the keys to the great sanctity of saints and blesseds like Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Mother Teresa, and explains how you can apply their teachings to your own life. From: Marian Press Min This item is for adult.
Father Baron presents Biblical stories of true conversion. Why would intelligent, successful people give up careers, alienate friends, and cause havoc in their families As he was considering his own move into the Church, Donald Johnson traveled around the country to get the story for himself, from some of today's most interesting and articulate Catholic voices. This catechetical film series will lead you to a deeper understanding of the lives of people who experience same sex attractions, and will speak with charity and clarity on these important topics: 1.
The Cross has become the ultimate symbol of love in the world. As such, it is the single most revolutionary moral event that has happened on this planet. And, like all deep things in life, the Cross is largely mystery. The Cross reveals God's unconditional love and vulnerability; as a teaching and an invitation to discipleship; God suffers with us. The Cross calls us beyond our selves, our own agenda, our own lie without resentment. From: Videos with Values 2 Sessions This item is for. Walking Toward Eternity, by Jeff and Emily Cavins, is an inspiring series designed to help you live your faith more fully by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to the Christian life.
Through daily prayer and meditation with Scripture, you will be drawn into an intimate life-changing encounter with Christ. As you prayerfully reflect on God's Word, you will begin to hear the subtle ways God is speaking to you, and you will be challenged to set aside those things in your life that keep you from growing closer to him. By putting the fruits of your study into practice, you will be able to make real changes in your life, changes that will make you more like the person God created you to be. Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life: Love, Forgiveness, Humility, Prayerfulness, Faithfulness, Sacrifice, and Thankfulness.
David, poet and musician. The simple shepherd chosen by God. The boy who defeated the giant Goliath and the man who defeated great armies. David, King of Israel. Leonard Nimoy and Jonathan Pryce lead a talented cast in this vivid retelling of one of the Bible's most powerful stories. Brave warrior David leads his troops in battle against Israel's enemies and, tragically, against his own son. The film's human dimension is as vital as the combat. When David begs to know why he must suffer, the answer comes: "Perhaps it is those who God loves the most Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden.
He was called to govern the Garden, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.
In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings. His quiet life in Bethlehem ended when young David killed Goliath and was anointed king. His heart for God catapulted him to a life of grief and glory. Join the exciting journey through ancient Israel following the saga of David and Solomon. Together you'll tend sheep, confront a lion, kill Goliath, hide in caves, and rise to the throne of power. Discover how David and Solomon prefigured the life of Christ.
Retrace the footprints of the warrior king and his royal son to better understand the roots of our faith and the church. Esta serie de DVD es una gran herraminenta para el studio personal o en grupo. From: Heart of the Father Ministries 8 sessions This item is for adult. Certainly not my family. Certainly not my pastor. Certainly not my friends. Rilene, A successful businesswoman who realized that twenty-five years with her partner did not provide the fulfillment she had hoped for.
Paul, an international model who, after a life of self-indulgence, found grace in the last place he expected. Discovering Christian Classics: 5 Session in the Ancient Faith of Our Future provides a five-week study that is excellent for any high-school or adult formation process. Join these two dynamic Christian teachers - a founder of the New Monastic movement and a professor of Christian spirituality - and your group will learn about five of the essential classic spiritual works of the Christian tradition: 1 The Meaning of Conversion and Prayer, 2 How to Love, 3 St.
Episode 1. God's School of Trust. The sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve, has distorted the way we see God. But God hasn't given up on us. In fact, he has tirelessly worked to heal our distorted image of him through his "School of Trust," beginning with his chosen people in the Old Testament. Episode 2. Behold, This Heart. Unfortunately, humanity's distorted image of God has still remained a problem throughout Church history. But God doesn't give up on us. Margaret Mary, the merciful moral theology of St.
Alphonsus de Liguori, and the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux. From: Augustine Institute 40 min This item is for. Episode 3. The Suffering Servant.
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If an entire nation can be God's "suffering servant," then Poland served that role throughout history by helping to save the civilized world through its fidelity to its Catholic faith. Episode 4 - Faustina and the Spread of Divine Mercy. The tumultuous history of Poland set the stage for a remarkable woman to become the catalyst of the main drama of the Second Greatest Story Ever Told, a drama involving the modern message of Divine Mercy and its popularity following World War II.
From: Augustine Institute 46 min This item is for. Episode 5. Proclaim This Message. Against the backdrop of a world engulfed in war, the prophetic drama surrounding a small town in Portugal captures the hearts and minds of believers and unbelievers alike. From: Augustine Institute 53 min This item is for.
Episode 7. The Secret of Divine Mercy. Blessings from blood, victory though suffering, designs of mercy amidst desperate situations - such are God's hidden ways of mercy, ways that triumph over evil. Episode 8 - God's Master Plan. Through St. John Paul II and the triumph over Communism that he helps inaugurate, God reveals a beautiful plan that amazes and blesses the whole world.
From: Augustine Institute 49 min This item is for. Episode 9. Mary's Knight. In the mix of people and events surrounding the Second Greatest Story Ever Told, one man emerges for his instrumental role in conquering Polish hearts for Mary Immaculate, including the heart of St. John Paul II. Episode 10 - The Final Question. The historical reality of the Second Greatest Story Ever Told includes every one of us - if we're willing to enter the story.
Gaitley concludes the series with inspirational and practical tips to show us how to enter into the heart of God's Divine Mercy. From: Augustine Institute 50 min This item is for. Today - more than ever before - our kids are bombarded by an endless array of frivolous distractions; distractions which often blunt their sense of the spiritual. They need the anchor of Jesus' Mercy to hold them fast. Engagingly animated, it features St. Covering such topics as the origins of the Divine Mercy Image, the importance of the Sacrament of Confessions, and much more, it is a great tool for introducing your children to God's infinite mercy.
Students will learn the fullness of the Catholic Faith through the story of the life and mission of St. Pictures from the life of St. Faustina as well as dramatic video clips help to tell the story. The Connection with the Shroud of Turin. Importance of Trust in God. From: Marian Fathers 57 Minutes This item is for. The film was an act of faith in God's mercy for mankind, and a fulfillment of the Congregation of the Marians' commitment to spread the message of mercy brought to the world through a young Polish nun. During the last four years of her life she wrote the equivalent of printed pages.
This was a work of faith. Divine Mercy - No Escape captures the tenderness of Sister Faustina's heart toward her mission as she received the call. From: Marian Press 47 minutes This item is for. Moshe the donkey leads children through the events surrounding Jesus' life in this charming story.
Moshe is the foal that Jesus road into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Moshe and his little donkey cousins encounter the Messiah at various times: in the temple in Jerusalem, at the wedding feast of Cana, and on the Calvary. And after keeping watch at Jesus'' tomb for three days, Moshe comes face to face with the risen Christ. Doors of Mercy: Exploring God's Covenant With you is an eight-part program that leads you on a journey through salvation history, from God's merciful promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, to the prophets'' call to renewal, to the fulfillment of God's promises in Christ.
Jeffrey Kirby guides you through the first seven lessons, where he explores the rich history of God's covenant with His people, and how He offered them mercy even after they strayed from Him time and time again. Faustina and the Divine Mercy message and devotion. Each session concludes with personal testimonies from feature presenters, demonstrating the power of Divine Mercy in the world today and inspiring viewers to foster a closer relationship with Christ.
From: Saint Bendict Press 8 lessons This item is for senior high, adult. At School David discovers a fuzzy caterpillar and takes it home. A short time later he finds it's missing, with only a silky white ball left. Then one day David finds that his cocoon has become a beautiful butterfly. He follows it as it flits along the street until he notices a man, white and shining, standing in a garden This video will help young children learn about the events of Jesus's death and resurrection.
Join the internationally renowned Choir of the University of Notre Dame in the Basilica Sacred Heart as they celebrate Christ's resurrection -- and the hope it symbolizes -- through scripture readings, songs, and hymns. The choir takes viewers on a deeply moving journey that enlivens the spirit and strengthens the soul. Echoes of Faith Plus is a basic level video-assisted resource for the formation and enrichment of catechists in parishes and Catholic schools. Respected theologians, catechetical experts, and practitioners served as writers, advisors, and demonstration catechists for the the project.
Echoes of Faith Plus is made up of a series of modules divided into three categories: Theology, The Catechist, and Methodology. The main components of each modeule are a DVD and a companion booklet. The DVD includes a four-segment video process related to the module content plus two expert inteviews. A catechist who completes the Echoes of Faith Plus formation program will experience a process of spiritual formation, gain an overview of the major doctrinal themes contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and learn practical skills for leading effective catechetical sessions.
The third pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "life in Christ," addresses the topic of morality.
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Morality deals with how we are to live as Christians. We seek this understanding in and through Jesus, who describes himself as "the way, and the truth, and the life" John The goal of this module is to explore the foundations of Catholic morality and the practice of the moral life.
One goal is to help you reflect upon and articulate your personal faith. Another goal is to understand more fully the truths you profess as a member of the believing community so that you can share your faith with others. This presentation of the truths of your faith is not an exhaustive treatment of these beliefs. However, through the process of reflection on the content provided here, you will increase your understanding of the truths of the Catholic faith and feel more confident in expressing them.
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Our faith is rooted in the belief that God is present among us, that God took on flesh and walked among us in the person of Jesus Christ, that Jesus' death and Resurrection were saving for us all, and that the Spirit of God was sent by Jesus to guide and animate us as Church. When we gather to worship, we ritualize our belief in these mysteries and celebrate the ways in which we find them still deeply present in our lives. In this module you will explore the meaning of liturgy and sacrament and gain insight into why the sacramental life of the faith community is so central to our Catholic identity.
This module explores our relationship with the living God that we call prayer. It places prayer within the context of our spirituality, the name we give to the entire life lived in response to God's call. Prayer and spirituality are our whole hearted "yes" to the mystery of God seeking us. We express this mystery in our creeds, celebrate it in our liturgy, and live it out as we attempt to follow the way of Jesus. The Scriptures explores the central themes and message of the Bible. It explains what the Bible is and why it is considered the holy book of the Christian community.
It introduces some of the foundational stories of the Bible. The module concludes with a reflection on Jesus Christ, who reveals to us the fullness of God's saving action. It also describes the activity of the disciples as they began to spread Jesus' message beyond Palestine after his Resurrection. The National Directory for Catechesis reminds us that "God reveals himself to us gradually and in stages, drawing us ever closer in order to prepare us to welcome the culmination of God's self-revelation in Jesus Christ. This module will introduce you to the continuous cycle of growth and development that occurs throughout life.
You will explore this process of growth from four perspectives: cognitive, psycho social, moral, and faith growth. The topics in The Learner are: building knowledge, relating to others, learning to love, and growing in faith. The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion-dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. But who is this egg donor? What are the short- and long-term risks to her health? Is she treated justly?
The answers to these questions will disturb you It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle-school-aged kids. Designed specifically for sixth to eight graders, Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our Faith and God's plan for our lives. As your students are drawn into this story, they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly, they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.
Paul's letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church - as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God's great love for us can transform our daily lives - if we allow it.
Ephesians will enrich your faith and show you how to live it out. This is our story, this is our family. Our identity as Catholics means that we are inheritors of the deeds of holy men and women who for 2, years have built a great civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world. Church history is not just the recitation of popes, people, places, and events; it is a story of adventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion. This story is our story; this is our family. If we know our past, and how we fit into the story, we will be better prepared to face whatever may come in the future.
Following the conquest of Babylon, the King of Persia gives a banquet for his people at which he requests the presence of his Vashti. As she refuses the King's demand, Ahasuerus disowns Vashti and goes in search of her replacement. In his harem, he meets the young girl Esther who immediately captivates him with her charm and beauty. Unaware of her Jewish heritage, King Ahasurus falls in love with Esther. Esther then reveals to Ahsauerur that she is Jewish and asks him to show her people mercy, because of a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right-hand man, Haman.
In doing so, she saves the lives of many innocent people and paves the way for their return to Jerusalem. From: Affirm Films 91 Minutes This item is for junior high, senior high, adult. We are a Eucharist people, a Eucharistic church, a community formed and nurtured by the Eucharist. How does the Eucharist work? What are its various meanings? In the year of the Eucharist, we pause to reflect upon the Eucharist. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, is a renowned author and specialist in the fields of spirituality and systemic theology.
His weekly column appears in Catholic newspapers around the world. From: Oblate Media Minutes This item is for senior high, adult. Session 5: How Jesus Makes an Evangelist. The work of evangelization cannot be done without missionary disciples. Just as Christ commissioned the first Apostles and disciples to evangelize the ancient world, so too he commissions us to be missionary disciples in the modern world.
But how does Jesus form us into his evangelists? Session 6: Sacraments and the Spirit. To know the Sacraments is to know the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God, promised by Christ, came in a mighty way at Pentecost; this same Spirit comes to us today through the Sacraments by which we are born to new life as sons and daughters of God and co-heirs with Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. From: Augustine Institute 46 minutes per session This item is for. Session 9: Joy in Persecution. How do we respond to conflict, rejection, and outright persecution?
The early Christians' response was joy! And their prayer in the face of persecution was for a greater outpouring of God's Spirit. How do we imitate this incredible response? Session The Belly of the Beast. Whether to Jews or to Gentiles, whether the culture was religious or pagan, the Apostle Paul proclaimed the Gospel in a meaningful and powerful way. How did he do it, and what can we learn from him today?
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From: Augustine Institute 50 minutes per session This item is for. Session 7: Leadership in the Church. Did Jesus Christ intend for his Church to have distinct leadership roles? This session explores how the various levels of authority - bishops, priests, deacons, laity - are not only present in the Acts of the Apostles, but are used by the Holy Spirit to direct the Church to all truth as Jesus promised. Session 8: Charisms of the Spirit. What is a charism? Do we all have them? And what are they to be used for?
This lesson delves into the myriad of charisms the Holy Spirit lavishes on God's people for the building up of Christ's Body, the Church. From: Augustine Institute 43 minutes per session This item is for. Session 3: Proclaiming the Kerygma. After St. Peter's preaching on Pentecost, 3, people were baptized! Just what did Peter say that had such impact? The core message Peter proclaimed - the kerygma - has the same power to change lives today as it did on Pentecost. Session 4: Signs and Wonders. Do miracles still happen? And do they have a role to play in evangelization?
The early life of the Church was as full of signs and wonders as Christ's public ministry. And these miracles are meant for every age to bring about new, and renewed, faith in Jesus Christ. From: Augustine Institute 52 minutes per session This item is for. Session 1 - Why Study Acts? This session looks at the "signs of our times" - with sobering reminders of how desperately our world needs a restoration of the biblical worldview - and our role in the great spiritual battle surrounding us.
Evangelization is not an optional activity for the Church, but the very reason she exists. Session 2 - Clothed with Power. The descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost brought about a radical transformation in the Apostles and disciples and, through them, the whole world. This "sober intoxication of the Spirit: was, and is to be, expected in the life of every believer, and is meant to bring about the same radical transformation in our own day.
From: Augustine Institute 49 minutes per session This item is for. They celebrated the diversity reflected in the Church in North America, and explored how to evangelize God's people, from whatever culture. This video program is designed to bring the Institute to those who could not attend in person. Whether you work in evangelization or adult faith formation, for a diocese or a parish, this resource will help you in the work of evangelization, even across cultures.
In today's fast-paced and stress-oriented world, it is hard for young people to stop and search for God's will for their lives. A young person's life is full of decisions: what to do after high school, what career to pursue, whom to marry, and where to live. These are only a few of the questions they face.
Without God's guidance, the future is overwhelming, worrisome, and frightening. This video explores the pat to finding God's will, helping young people to hear His purpose for their lives.
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From: Paraclete Press 40 Minutes This item is for. Born in Connecticut of Irish immigrant parents just a few years before the Civil War, Michael McGivney grew up at a time when millions of Catholic immigrants were struggling to overcome poverty and prejudice. As a parish priest in the gritty New England manufacturing town of New Haven, he made a deep impact on his community, earning the respect of the Protestant establishment and the love of his parishioners at St.
Emboldened to care for families threatened by the death of the breadwinner, Fr. This film offers a rare glimpse into the life of an extraordinary priest and visionary leader. From: Janson Media 57 minutes This item is for senior high, adult. This award-winning movie is a beautiful representation of the mystical life of St. Maria Faustina, who became the "Apostle of Divine Mercy". It tells the story of her mystical experiences as a nun living in a convent in Poland in the early 20th century.
It is to her that Jesus appeared and commanded that she be his instrument for promoting devotion to his Divine Mercy, and that the Feast of Divine Mercy be established and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. He also requested from Sister Faustina that an image be painted and venerated of him and his Divine Mercy, and asked that we pray especially the Chaplet of Mercy. The story and film are based on her own writings from her "Diary", which has become a worldwide best-selling spiritual work. From: Ignatius Press 88 minutes This item is for. Produced by the award-winning filmmakers of the highly acclaimed feature film The 13th Day, this is a powerful and in-depth documentary that combines archival footage, dramatic reenactments, original interviews with Fatima experts and stunning visuals to tell the whole story of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.
With high production values and a beautiful look, artists and filmmakers Ian and Dominic Higgins present a compelling docu-drama on all the crucial details about the appearances and messages of Our Lady in Fatima in , a message of prayer, penance and conversion that is desperately needed in our modern world.
From the initial apparitions of the Angel who prepared the children for Our Lady's coming, to the Miracle of the Sun, including moving film footage from The 13th Day, this illuminating and inspiring film will impact all those who see it to personally take heed of the critical messages of Our Lady of Fatima. From: Ignatius Press 90 Minutes This item is for. On the eve of Christmas in the year , Francis of Assisi, with the help of some friends, recreated the nativity scene in a cave near Greccio, Italy. A simple hay-filled manger, and an ox and ass, were all the saint used to evoke the poverty and humility of Christ's birth.
After the death of Francis, the custom of the Christmas crib spread around the world. Today every culture touched by Christianity expresses the mystery of Christmas in settings and figures unique to that place and its people. Video tells the story of Francis and the first Christmas crib by means of a simple narration. The adventure begins as two young people try to be the first to discover a treasure hidden in the local church.
In this animated feature, they discover that the real treasure is none other than Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Hidden in the tabernacle waiting our prayers, looking for us each day in Holy Communion, He is the greatest treasure imaginable. The conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the body of Christ.
Most importantly, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all, the Eucharist. From: Ascension Press 10 Sessions This item is for senior high, adult. Jesus calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us.
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Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. Following Christ is a seven-week journey of Catholic discipleship. Participants are invited on the journey to a deeper and more committed discipleship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Presenters Dave Nodar, Fr. Erik Arnold, and Ally Ascosi share practical teachings on how to live as a Catholic disciple of Jesus Christ in today's world.
Following Christ is the second part of the ChristLife evangelization process. It is designed to help people who have completed the Discovering Christ course enter into deeper union with God and to establish the lifestyle of a disciple of Jesus Christ through praying together, hearing discipleship focused teaching, and growing together in small group community through discussion and accountability.
From: ChristLife 5 hr 30 min This item is for adult. The Parable of the Sheep - a simple yet powerful reminder of what it means to serve Jesus by our service to others, even the least among us. The Story of the Wise and Unwise Builders - a fun and unforgettable lesson on the benefits of living life as God intends. This Little Light of Mine - a musical lesson showing the effect our faith can have on others.
From: Herald Kids 3 Segments This item is for. This video opens its audience to the lives of modern women who have responded to a personal call to follow Jesus Christ with the gift of their own lives. This inspiring journey showcases the stories of Sisters from multiple communities from their first hearing of the call to their daily lives now - praying, accompanying the poor, tending the sick, comforting the elderly, teaching the young, and protecting the most vulnerable.
From: Grassroots Films, Inc. This item is for. Sin, guilt, failure, disappointment We all have to deal with them, but we can't do it alone. The remedy is immediately available and miraculously effective - the Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession isn't a rule, a formality, or an old-fashioned ritual. The Blessings of Confession - This episode includes: "The Parable of the Tax Collector" - an entertaining, animated depiction of Jesus' teaching about repentance. How to make a good confession. It was the age of knights and kings, when honor belonged to the heroes and glory was found in the battle field.
There lived a brave young man named Francis, who's wish was to become a might warrior and conquer a magnificent castle. Francis felt a calling to greater glory. God had vested upon hima very special mission that would require a supreme act of courage. Francis gave up all that he has and joyfully embarked upon the most exciting and unexpected adventure. Fortunately for young women today, another sort of model took these great models of womanhood - the saints in Heaven - to heart.
In her new DVD, From Top Model to Role Model, fashion model and Catholic "revert" Leah Darrow offers her own story of sin and redemption as a case study in how damaging the current culture can be to women. Launching her career as a cast member of the TV reality show America's Next Top Model, Leah plunged headfirst into the modeling business. Today recovering from the ordeal and having returned to the Catholic Church of her childhood, Leah speaks to young people, in particular young women, about the importance of maintaining their dignity and their relationship with God.
This video is about 'warm fuzzies' - acts of positive attention and recognition such as kind words, touching, smiles and expressions of love. Warm fuzzies are given and received freely until fear enters the picture with rumors that warm fuzzies are in short supply. Suddenly, people are afraid to give them out and look for artificial substitutes with the results being a world not unlike the one in which we presently live.
One size doesn't fit everyone! When we think we've reached the deepest level of discipleship, Jesus invites us to more. What are these invitations from Jesus to give our lives more deeply; and how can we recognize them? Why does he invite us to give our death as a blessing to others. Discover what Generative Discipleship means in a Biblical perspective and how it will bring a deeper meaning to your life. It began in with one man's vision to bring about change and reform. But unexpectedly, it would forever alter the very flow of contemporary human history.
From the debate on changing the Mass and the Sacraments to the volatile relationship between the Church and modern culture, Vatican II brought about sweeping reforms throughout both the Church and the world.