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accept that salt should become tasteless or the light
be kept hidden (cf. Mt 5:13-16). The people of today
can still experience the need to go to the well, like
the Samaritan woman, in order to hear Jesus, who
invites us to believe in him and to draw upon the
source of living water welling up within him (cf. Jn
4:14). We must rediscover a taste for feeding
ourselves on the word of God...Indeed,
the teaching of Jesus still resounds in our day with
the same power."
Catechism of the Catholic Church we can
perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God, his
saving will, as well as the
central place of Jesus Christ...
He is the
source of our faith, the model of Christian conduct,
and the Teacher of our prayer.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church…is a
statement of the Church’s faith, attested to or
illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition,
and the Church’s Magisterium. I declare it to be a sure
norm for teaching the faith…. May it serve the renewal to
which the Holy Spirit ceaselessly calls the Church of
God, the Body of Christ, on her pilgrimage to the
undiminished light of the Kingdom!”
The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation
by Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, & Sarah Christmyer
This is the foundational study in The Great Adventure Bible Study Series that has helped hundreds of thousands of Catholics learn to read the Bible.
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.
The Bible Timeline has been granted the Imprimatur.
Pillars: A Journey through
Not just how to be Catholic…but why to be Catholic!
"God, are you there?" In every age the providential care of God is often doubted. Aggressive ideologies, competing religions, and pervasive, relentless skepticism confronts every generation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches you how to respond, vibrantly and with confidence detailing why being Catholic not only makes sense, but that it is the only way to find happiness in this life and in the next. The Catechism unpacks Christianity, taking the Bible, the Mass, the sacraments, sacred tradition, and the lives of the saints and explains how together they serve as our guide to live and pray as God intended his children to…as Catholics.
Pillars has been granted the Imprimatur. More information...
Catholicism is an entire way of life. But today it’s not known.
We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives? Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others. Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-art video, author, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.
Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver.
Symbolon— Part I: Knowing the Faith journeys through the core teachings of the Catholic Church.
Symbolon—Part II: Living the Faith focuses on our encounter with God in the sacraments and moral life.
Symbolon features dozens of nationally-known teachers such as Johnnette Benkovic, Patrick Coffin, Jason and Crystalina Evert, Tim Gray, Curtis Martin, Edward Sri, Chris Stefanick, Teresa Tomeo and many others who unpack the Catholic faith and call people to live it more deeply.
The Truth & Life RSV-CE New Testament is 22-hours in length; features more than 75 actors; movie-quality sound effects and an original music score. This 'radio-drama' style audio presentation brings the eternal words of the New Testament to life.
Here is a link for a FREE APP (includes the entire written text of the RSV-CE Bible and the 2-hour audio Gospel of Mark): www.truthandlifeapp.com
CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization is a new
documentary, available through
Word on Fire,
which explores the Church’s
mission within the challenges of contemporary culture.
Hosted by Father Robert Barron, the documentary focuses
on the cultural challenges the Church faces today, such
as the emergence of “the new atheism” and relativistic
attitudes toward questions of faith and morality.
in obtaining a degree in Biblical Studies,
Evangelization, or Theology but can't move or quit your
Take courses from Scott Hahn, Regis Martin, Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, Curtis Martin, Edward Sri and many more!
Families of Character is a tested, discussion-based program that assists parents in developing virtues in their families. A group of dedicated parents meet once a month for a few hours, in the convenience of their homes, and discuss the virtue and the vices associated with it. A Study Guide provides participants with information on each virtue and a curriculum that assists the individuals in developing a plan to put the virtue into practice on a daily basis. Families of Character Brochure.
If you would like to begin a small group or schedule a presentation at your parish, please call or email Barry Metzentine: (541-388-4004) firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website is an excellent resource for finding recommendations and resources on a variety of faith topics. With this Year of Faith, the USCCB website has been enhanced to include several new areas; for example: Family Resources for the Year of Faith
“Handing on the faith is a privileged and joyful task of parents, but it can seem daunting at times. During this time the whole Church focuses on nurturing the gift of faith we received at baptism. Dioceses and parishes have planned special activities, many designed for families. But there is much that families can do, right in the home, to help members deepen their relationship with Christ.” Click here for several suggestions to get started.
Good Christian Movie Review Websites: Having a movie night with the kids? Not sure what movies are "decent"? Focus on the Family has created a website that thoroughly reviews most released movies. Not to mention, they also write reviews for video games, music and TV shows from a Christian prospective. Check it out at: www.pluggedin.com. You can also go to the Catholic News Service Media Review Office of the USCCB at http://www.catholicnews.com/movies.htm.
**Need help answering your children's or friend’s questions?
www.Catholic.com is a website sponsored by Catholic Answers, one of the nation's largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. If you are looking for a quick answer to a Catholic question, www.catholic.com is a great source.
If you have any other resources you would like to share, please email them to Barry Metzentine: email@example.com.
Parenting may seem like an endless series of challenges: instilling Christian values and virtues, balancing home and work responsibilities, maintaining the marital relationship - and perhaps even caring for their own parents. Here are some recommended resources for Catholic parenting.
For Your Marriage In the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM) the U.S. Catholic bishops call attention to the meaning and value of married life for the Church and for society. Bringing Catholic belief into dialogue with contemporary needs, the bishops urge the Catholic Church to become a community of hope and help for marriages and to join others in building a culture of marriage.
That Man is You!
is transforming men, families and society as it
presents the vision of man fully alive!
Combining the teachings of
the Church and wisdom of the saints with the best
research from modern science in an interactive,
multimedia format, That Man is You! puts
this vision within the grasp of every man.
Join Father Robert Barron for this engaging presentation concerning the Seven Deadly Sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship wtih God and one another. Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins correspond to the seven stories of Dante’s Mt. Purgatory. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness.
But that's not all! Father Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, which are the Seven Lively Virtues. The Seven Lively Virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.
This easy-to-navigate DVD can be used for personal reflection and examination of conscience or in a class or group setting, followed by discussion or meditation.
Educating on the Nature and
Dignity of Woman
ENDOW creates Catholic faith courses especially for women and girls. Their study group course material covers a growing range of topics based on a thoughtful combination of papal writings, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Church history, and Sacred Scripture. To assure its quality and alignment with Church teaching, Endow curriculum bears the Imprimatur of Catholic Church leadership, including Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., and others.
Endow’s mission is to educate women and girls toward a deeper, more profound understanding of their God-given dignity and vocation as women. Rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Endow study program recognizes and affirms the “true genius of women” and responds to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence in every aspect of life and society.
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