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  • Christmas Tree Symbolism & Meaning - Jared Dees

    As you erect the tree this year, be prepared to have a conversation with your family about why we bring whole evergreen trees into our livingrooms every Christmas. Think about how ridiculous this sounds! What about the angel or star, the lights, the ornaments - what does all this signify to Christians?

    Uploaded Dec 10, 2020
  • Attention Youth Ministers! Coffee Interview with Lay Evangelist Michael Gormley

    DON'T ASK SMALL THINGS OF TEENAGERS! Seriously. If you are at all interested in youth ministry, watch this interview with Michael Gormley broadcast from his garage. Not flashy but chock full of gems to inspire you for years, try to keep up.

    WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? Even if you're NOT interested in youth ministry, so much to digest here for the average Catholic. If you enjoy the crazy pace, search out more Michael Gormley on Youtube.

    Uploaded Oct 08, 2020
  • Carry the Cross and other inspiring shorts from artist Dong Haeng

    Inspirational animations, useful for reflection or introducing small group discussion.

    Uploaded Sep 29, 2020
  • Do You Get Distracted During Prayer? - Fr. Malachy

    When we pause for prayer, does our mind continue to mulch all those daily distractions and to-do's? Fr. Malachy offers a positive and uplifting way to look at our prayer life, and some practical tips to help us make the most of this special time with God.

    Uploaded Aug 28, 2020
  • Finding God in the Quarantine

    Fr. Mark-Mary invites us each, in whatever experience of this time we find ourselves, to experience a radical openness to God in our lives. Find encouragement here.

    Uploaded May 01, 2020
  • Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, Keynote for the 2018 Life Is VERY Good Evening of Prayer

    Join Sister Miriam James Heidland as she shares her own journey from darkness back to who she was created to be, with love and purpose.

    Uploaded Apr 12, 2020
  • How to Live this Lent for Others

    Fr. Mike encourages us to mature from the discipline of our Catholic faith, choosing to do a right or noble thing, to a generosity of heart, doing the right or noble thing which God most wants us to do in the spirit of loving our neighbour.

    Uploaded Mar 13, 2020
  • Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the Coronavirus

    Secular videos not posted often here, but we understand God works through human history and can effect good out of even the very bad. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this pandemic. Listen carefully to the conversation Mr. Colbert has with Dr. Gupta, and where this goes ... In a largely me-first, individualistic, consumerist, profit-before-people system (arguably the U.S. or Canada), where has the conversation turned in response to this recent crisis?

    Uploaded Mar 13, 2020
  • How to Start Strong and Stay Strong - Fr. Mike Schmitz

    "We do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our preparedness."
    (Greek philosopher Archilocus)

    We can enjoy the natural energy and joy which comes from something newly begun, but Christians must also be prepared to stay the course. Who can we turn to when we need a model of perseverance? How do we prepare?

    Uploaded Mar 13, 2020
  • The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist - Bishop Barron (2020)

    According to the Pew Research Study of 2019, fully 70% of Catholics DO NOT believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. How have we failed to understand this most basic of Church truths? Bishop Barron takes us from the time of Jesus to the present, relating the failings of each time in this understanding, and how God has acted through Jesus and his Church to correct us. (If you're looking for a less academic take, try Fr. Mike Schmitz's video "The Hour That Will Change Your Life" also included here.)

    Uploaded Mar 06, 2020
  • Explanation of Lent - Dr. Brent Pitre

    Okay, so you checked out Busted Halo's 3 minutes on Lent, you watched Jon Jorgensen's "Everything You Need To Know Before Lent" and Fr. Mike Schmitz talking about the "Where is Lent in the Bible?", and you're still craving a deeper understanding of Lent? Then this audio is for you! Listen to Dr. Pitre offer a fuller Catholic teaching on the tradition and purpose of Lent, and how it greatly enriches our lives and helps us cooperate in God's plan to address original sin. Go deep!

    Uploaded Feb 25, 2020
  • Where is Lent in the Bible?

    Many Christians understand the season of Lent as we Catholics do, but some do not. Fr. Mike considers the scriptural basis for our 40-day Lenten season of prayer, fasting and preparation and the ashes of Ash Wednesday.

    Uploaded Feb 25, 2020