El conocido presentador y autor Hudson Byblow, nos habla sobre su propia experiencia de atracción hacia el mismo sexo e inclinaciones transgénero. En esta charla, invita a experimentar el cumplimiento y la libertad que descubrió cuando se dio cuenta que su identidad más fundamental se encuentra en Cristo. Escuche a Hudson compartir cómo esta comprensión más profunda de su identidad le ha p... [More]
Get Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know and a special early release of Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know for one low price! About Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.” But what does “salvation” mean? In this robust and accessible book, Scripture scholar and t... [More]
St. Teresa of Calcutta was a woman known and loved for her tender work among the poorest of the poor. Behind her drive and desire to serve Christ’s poor was a profound understanding of the thirst of God for man, and man’s thirst for God. This guided meditation on Scripture and the teaching of Mother Teresa will lead those who read it into the heart of the mystery of God’s thirst for souls, a... [More]
“Within the pages of 33 Days to Merciful Love lies an earth shattering insight, certifying its place among the most important books of our generation. It is this: As an age, with a river of heinous sin overflowing the banks of humanity, we have quite simply exhausted our reparative capacity to sate the demand of Divine Justice. Seeing this very moment from the Cross, Merciful Love willed a new a... [More]
Narrated by Christopher O. Blum In 1978, Pope John Paul II became one of the youngest popes ever elected. At the time of his death in 2005, he was also one of the longest serving popes, having lived into his early 80s. From his own experience of growing old, and only five and a half years before his death, John Paul wrote and shared this moving letter, addressed “To my elderly brothers and sist... [More]
People love stories. But when we lose sight of where the story of our life is going, the “narrative” and meaning of our lives becomes confusing to us, and we can lose hope. In this dynamic talk, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, renews our sense of hope and wonder (and humor), revealing that the reason we love stories is that we are part of a good story; one that answers the deepest desires and... [More]
When you hear the word “addiction”, what typically comes to mind? Needles? Alcohol? Pills? As Jim Owens, MA, LPC explains, addiction is much simpler, including everything from substances to technology, screen time, work, shopping, and even sugar. Addictions and distractions are used to manage pain—but in the process, end up damaging our brains, our relationships, and our ability to find last... [More]
Santa Teresa de Calcuta era conocida por su amor y trabajo compasivo entre los más pobres de los pobres. Detrás de su impulso y su deseo de servir a los pobres de Cristo, estaba su profunda comprensión de la sed de Dios por los hombres y de la sed de los hombres por Dios. Esta meditación guiada sobre las escrituras y las enseñanzas de la Madre Teresa, llevará al lector a entrar en el misteri... [More]
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth and young adults. Yet despite the many TV shows, movies, and articles on this topic, suicide, depression, self-harm, and loneliness remain difficult subjects for adults of any age to discuss. Speaking with honesty, humor, and personal experience, Noelle Garcia tackles these issues head-on, encouraging those who are struggling (or know some... [More]
St. Teresa of Calcutta was a woman known and loved for her tender work among the poorest of the poor. Behind her drive and desire to serve Christ’s poor was a profound understanding of the thirst of God for man, and man’s thirst for God. This guided meditation on Scripture and the teaching of Mother Teresa will lead those who read it into the heart of the mystery of God’s thirst for souls, a... [More]
“Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.” - Saint Benedict. Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when sh... [More]
Pursue your passions, love your family, and say goodbye to guilt—pipe dream or possibility? Work and family, individuality and motherhood, the creative life and family life — women are told constantly that they can’t have it all. One Beautiful Dream is the deeply personal, often humorous tale of what happened when one woman dared to believe that you can have it all—if you're willing to re... [More]
Written by a highly respected cardinal and a former head of the Vatican office for worship and sacraments, this book shows how the local Catholic parish in any town has tremendous potential to evangelize its surrounding community. Francis Cardinal Arinze reveals the important roles of both priests and laity in spreading the Gospel within the parish and beyond. This work can help priests to realiz... [More]
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." — Hamlet After William Shakespeare's Horatio sees the ghost of Hamlet's father, and scarcely believes his own eyes, Hamlet tells him that there is more to reality than he can know or imagine, including ghosts. Hamlet's statement suggests that the walls of the material world, which we perceive with our... [More]
Click here to read book sample. In this collection of retreat talks, the beloved Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., gives us a blueprint for progress in the spiritual life. He particularly focuses on:• The goal of life as supernatural life and love• The obstacles in life brought about by evil and sin• The Lord's redemptive work as the source of the spiritual life• The power of mortifi... [More]
View book sampleFor the first time ever, we are excited to offer a Spanish language book that is not a translation of a previously released English title. This book was written in Spanish by a native speaker specifically for the Spanish-speaking world. A wedding ring is something very special, and we normally wear it at all times because it signifies the most important things in our lives. It sym... [More]
Beautifully and thoughtfully crafted, this personal study guide leads you deeper into the study of Lectio Mark: Faith Not Fear with Dr. Tim Gray and provides you with over 200 pages of impactful content. Engaging and accessible, this 232 page study guide includes: – the lectio divina approach for each session – penetrating questions and insights for the fourte... [More]
The Leader's Guide is the key to facilitating an effective group study of Lectio Mark: Faith Not Fear. Engaging and accessible, this Lectio: Mark Leader’s Guide presents practical help to make the most of adult faith formation in any size study group. Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide. Easy to use, with step-by-step instructions, you’ll have the tools you need to bring the richne... [More]
This leader kit includes everything a leader needs to present Lectio: Mark to a group, whether in a parish or at home. This package includes all fourteen episodes of Lectio Mark: Faith Not Fear on four DVDs, plus a comprehensive Leader's Guide (which includes complete Study Guide content). Click here to watch a sample of Lectio Mark: Faith Not Fear.Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.... [More]
In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains ... [More]
One of America's most prominent public intellectuals brings thirty-five years of experience in Washington and Rome to bear in analyzing the turbulence that characterizes world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century. In these bracing essays, George Weigel reads such events as the First World War, the collapse of Communism, and the Obama and Trump ... [More]
“El testimonio de Leah Darrow es un poderoso ejemplo de la misericordia de Dios.” -Jason Evert, fundador de Chastity Project “Leah Darrow tiene un verdadero don para compartir una visión del mundo centrada en Cristo que es relevante, convincente y atractiva” -Curtis Martin, fundador de FOCUS Leah Darrow era modelo en Nueva York y concursó en el programa America’s Next Top Model. ... [More]
VIEW BOOK SAMPLEThis book is a most helpful and careful guide to anyone who desires to make an Ignatian retreat but is unable to make the Spiritual Exercises in a normal retreat. It is designed for those who want sincerely to place themselves “face to face” with God so as to order their lives along his loving designs. Fr. Ravier was an expert retreat master who gave Ignatian retreats for over ... [More]
View book sample In this classic work, Fulton Sheen explains the secret of authentic happiness: being spiritually remade. A genuinely spiritual life, Sheen contends, consists in more than obeying a set of commands, reading the Bible, or even following the example of Jesus. Before all else, it consists in being recreated and incorporated into a new, higher kind of life—the supernatural life of g... [More]
Jennifer Fulwiler es una escritora y conferencista popular de Austin, Texas. En esta presentación conmovedora, nos narra su camino espiritual, un camino que la trajo a la Iglesia Católica, después de haber crecido como atea. Jennifer contribuye regularmente en el periódico National Catholic Register y frecuentemente es invitada de la radio católica y la cadena EWTN. Su libro en inglés, Somet... [More]
Internationally renowned speaker and theologian Dr. Scott Hahn teaches the importance of giving our complete “yes” to Jesus Christ and fully recognizing him as King of Kings, and Lord over all. Dr. Hahn delves into Scripture to show that by dedicating ourselves to the Lord, he can accomplish more in us and through us than we ever could on our own. This talk is filled with wisdom for all who wa... [More]
El Padre Michael Schmitz es un reconocido presentador y guía espiritual de jóvenes. En esta charla, nos habla del importante tema de la existencia de Dios. Usando su bien conocido sentido del humor y echando mano de argumentos filosóficos sólidos, el P. Mike nos demuestra las profundas implicaciones que tiene para nuestras vidas la respuesta que le damos a Jesús cuando nos pregunta: ¿Quién ... [More]
Fr. Mike Schmitz, one of the leading presenters in the Church today, speaks powerfully about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. He makes clear the truth that Christ deeply loves and wants to encounter each of us as we are, with all our imperfections. Fr. Mike debunks the lies we often believe about not being good enough to approach Jesus, and he draws upon Scripture to explain rationally why we go t... [More]
View book sample The spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, the second most widely-read spiritual book after the Bible, has had an astonishing impact on the spiritual lives of countless saints, peasants, and popes for centuries. Even today, the soul-searching words of the fifteenth-century cleric Thomas à Kempis continue to resonate, unbounded by time or geography. Drawing on the Bible, the ... [More]
For a limited time, order a case of 25 ¿Quien Soy Yo Para Juzgar? CDs for only $25! Learn more. Conversar con familia y amigos sobre temas morales puede ser complicado, sobre todo en nuestra cultura que promueve la idea de que no hay verdad objetiva. Echando mano de su experiencia personal, el conocido escritor y teólogo Dr. Edward Sri, nos ofrece 5 claves para que los cristianos resistamos, co... [More]
Para muchos Católicos, la confesión es solo un medio para alcanzar un fin: lavarnos del pecado para poder recibir la Comunión. Sin embargo, como nos dice el Papa Francisco, la confesión es mucho más que “ir a la lavandería.” Es “un encuentro con Jesús que nos espera como somos.”En 7 Secretos de la Confesión, el autor de gran éxito de ventas, Vinny Flynn, explora las verdades “oc... [More]
View Book Sample Flowing forth from the Heart of Jesus is a torrent of mercy that is the source of much needed hope for our world. Discover how in God’s mercy we find a reason for joy here on earth and a reasonable expectation for eternal joy in Heaven. Mike Pacer’s engaging and straightforward approach sheds light on the following: • The merciful and loving God revealed in the Old Testa... [More]
El Señor Obispo Jorge Rodríguez STD, Obispo Auxiliar de Denver, nos habla del camino más significativo de todo cristiano y nos explica la necesidad de tener un encuentro personal con Jesucristo. Escucha, de boca del Señor Obispo, sugerencias para tener una vida de amistad íntima con Jesús. Nuestro encuentro con Él, despertará en nosotros el deseo de cumplir la misión que nos confía, la s... [More]
These past two decades, modern technology has brought into being scores of powerful challenges to our interior peace and well-being. We’re experiencing a worldwide crisis of attention in which information overwhelms us, corrodes true communion with others, and leaves us anxious, unsettled, bored, isolated, and lonely.These pages provide the time-tested antidote that enables you to regain an orde... [More]
Joseph Pearce, a prolific writer best known for his outstanding literary biographies, reveals in detail how J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous work, The Lord of the Rings, is at its core a Catholic work. Through linguistic clues and analysis of its characters, he explains the spiritual and theological depth of this masterpiece of English literature. With humor and clarity, Joseph shows the brilliance of To... [More]
Sister Bethany Madonna, vocations director for the Sisters of Life, shares how God not only wants us to know him, but also to give us the desires of our heart and gifts that bring purpose, meaning, and hope. She makes it clear that “receiving is the gift that we give” to the Lord and that he wants to be invited into every aspect of our lives. Speaking from her own life experience, Sister Betha... [More]
Individual Gospels are available for $9.95 per copy, but now get all 4 Gospels for only $34.95! Click here to see a sample page. To see the text at its true size please view the sample at Actual Size or 100%. Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, these 4 books lead readers through a penetrating study of the each of the four Gospels, using the biblical text itself and the C... [More]
View book sample In the ancient disciple-rabbi relationship, the disciple would follow the rabbi so closely that he would be covered in the dust kicked up from his rabbi’s feet. Thousands of years later, though we walk on roads of pavement and not dust, we are still called to be disciples—to follow our Rabbi, Jesus Christ, so closely that we are covered with his life, changed, and made new. ... [More]
Click here to read a sample of the book. Click here to download the accompanying study questions for Arise from Darkness. Well-known author, psychologist, and priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people’s problems, tragedies, and “darkness” as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life. If you a... [More]
Joseph Pearce, an accomplished writer best known for his literary biographies, tells of his own conversion from disillusioned, hate-filled young man to committed follower of Christ. Here he presents his early life, which included a stint in a skinhead band, white supremacist activity, violent demonstrations, and time spent in prison, and how he eventually embraced God’s grace and mercy. Joseph i... [More]
Click here to read a sample of the book. Peter Kreeft uses Scripture to provide God’s profound answers to the most common and important questions young people ask about the deeper meaning of life, their own identities, overcoming failure and temptation, the mystery of God’s love, and much more. But these are questions asked not just by the young—they are the same questions adults often... [More]
Él era un rostro reconocido en el Este de Londres. Su ropa era confeccionada a la medida para que pudiera llevar su machete y sus armas. Sus negocios con las drogas lo hicieron millonario. Sin embargo, algo extraordinario sucedió . . . John Pridmore ha compartido su testimonio de conversión en las Jornadas Mundiales de la Juventud y en EWTN. Su historia sobre el poder transformador de Cristo... [More]
Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Chris Stefanick speaks about the importance of living a life of authenticity with a courageous commitment to love. He walks us through seven habits that we can use as modern-day apostles to effectively spread the good news to Jesus Christ. Following these lessons will help us to fulfill our calling to be fearlessly, joyfully Catholic, with a faith that ... [More]
Curtis Martin, founder of FOCUS and world renowned authority on evangelization, shares how a personal encounter with Jesus is the key to following him with fidelity, gratitude, and joy. With humor and relatable examples, he also shows how experiencing Christ before evangelizing others is the biblical model witnessed to by the Apostles, and one that is certain to bear fruit in the life of any belie... [More]
Click here to read a sample. Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, espoused the ideal of becoming “contemplatives in action.” He was convinced that contemplation (the deep awareness and appropriation of the unconditional love of God) should affect our actions, and that our actions need to be brought back to contemplation. These are five dimensions of the spiritual life: &n... [More]
Click here to read a sample. God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is his will for each of us. That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Its encouragement to “live in the present moment,” accepting everyday obstacles with faith, humility, and love, has guided generations of... [More]
This Leader Kit includes everything a leader needs to present Lectio: Philippians to a group, whether in a parish or at home. This package includes all six episodes of Philippians: Life in Christ on three DVDs, plus a comprehensive Leader’s Guide (which includes complete Study Guide content). Click here for a sample of the 160-page Leader Guide. Click here for a sample of the 112-page Study G... [More]
Be sure to get the full experience of Lectio: Philippians with this Participant Kit including the DVD box set (six episodes on three DVDs) and the corresponding Study Guide. Click here for a sample of the Study Guide. In Philippians: Life in Christ, Dr. Tim Gray combines insight and practical guidance using the lectio divina disciplines. The Scriptures come alive through high quality video prese... [More]
Sister Raffaella Cavallin, a consecrated lay-person with the Apostles of the Interior Life, shares her inspiring spiritual journey. At the height of her professional soccer career, while attending a parish mission, she discovered that the ultimate goal in life is to become a saint. Sister Raffaella’s story illustrates how holiness and happiness go hand in hand, and that through prayer, the Sacra... [More]
Click here to see a sample page. To see the text at its true size please view the sample at Actual Size or 100%. Based on the Revised Standard Version—Second Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Acts of the Apostles. This study guide uses the biblical texts themselves and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany e... [More]
Renowned scholar Dr. Tim Gray masterfully guides you through the tumultuous and inspiring life of Peter—from his call to discipleship to his eventual martyrdom in Rome. Using Sacred Scripture and tradition, Dr. Gray highlights these important lessons from Peter’s life, including: • How to become a trusting disciple and “cast into the deep” • The pitfalls of living discipleship at a ... [More]
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, a highly a renowned philosopher and the founder of the Magis Center, provides a truly enlightening and practical discussion on how to achieve deep and enduring happiness. Referencing the wisdom of the ages, including that of Aristotle and Plato, this talk provides the keys to achieving the universal desire for happiness given to every person by God himself.
Retail: $14.95 Special web store price: $12.71 Many young adults are tired of their toxic relationships but find it difficult to clean up their love lives. Many attend retreats and conferences that inspire them to give their lives to Christ and turn away from sin, but without a concrete plan, they quickly fall back into old habits. Often, people want to be chaste, but don’t know where ... [More]
Since the fall of our first parents, humanity has been tempted to mistrust the love that God the Father has for us. Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray takes us on a journey that addresses the pervasive misconceptions that God is quick to anger, that the God of the Old and New Testaments are different, and that God doesn’t have a merciful heart for us. You will see that you can trust our heavenly Fat... [More]
With the DOCAT Study Guide, you instantly have a flexible Catholic social teaching curriculum that is sure to engage and challenge any youth and become a valuable asset for every priest, teacher, DRE, and youth minister. Featuring full-color images, connections to the DOCAT and the Bible, reflection points, and discussion questions, this study guide will help young people understand the social d... [More]
DOCAT is "revealing the secret" to young people around the world.DOCAT helps young people to know and live Catholic Social Teaching. It's a great, practical follow up to YOUCAT, the hugely popular Youth Catechism, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Drawing on Scripture, YOUCAT, the Catechism, and the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, DOCAT shows young people how to work towa... [More]
In this inspiring presentation, popular speaker Vinny Flynn explores the “hidden” truths of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, presenting what to many will be a whole new way of approaching Confession, inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. If you do not yet look forward to Confession in the same way you look forward to Communion, this will change your life.
Dale Ahlquist, founder of the American Chesterton Society, masterfully presents the genius of Catholic convert and 20th century literary giant G.K. Chesterton. He shares how this “King of Satire” predicted many of the societal ills of our day and pointed out the remedies for them. Discover the wisdom of this literary critic, playwright, novelist, Catholic theologian, and apologist.
Click here to read book sample. Popular author and presenter Patrick Madrid draws Life Lessons from the many interesting, funny, instructive, and poignant experiences of his life. Grounded in Scripture and a firm moral foundation, Patrick shows how the smallest stories that make up your life are clear pointers to the greater story of God's work in your life. The laughter, the tears, and the bea... [More]
Find Help and Inspiration from the Men and Women Who Transformed the World There is no better place to look for guidance in the New Evangelization than the Acts of the Apostles. This chronicle of the Church in action gives us the blueprint for the life and mission of the Church today. In Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines Bible study with Church teaching and p... [More]
The Study Guide for Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles is the key to getting the full Lectio experience. This powerful resource was created to lead you deeper into Scripture as you read, reflect, and respond. Click here for a sample of the Study Guide. Beautifully and thoughtfully crafted, this personal study guide leads you further into the study of Acts and provides you with o... [More]
The Leader's Guide is the key to facilitating an effective group study of Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles. Created to help you lead others deeper into Scripture, this comprehensive resource for leaders presents practical help to make the most of adult faith formation with your study group. Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide. With easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions, ... [More]
Be sure to get the full experience of Lectio Evangelization with this special kit, which includes the DVD set (ten episodes on five DVDs) and the corresponding Study Guide. Click here for a sample of the Study Guide. In Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines Bible study with Church teaching and practical wisdom to show you how modern Catholics can effectively ... [More]
This leader kit includes everything a leader needs to present Lectio Evangelization to a group, whether in a parish or at home. This package includes all ten episodes of Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles on five DVDs, plus a comprehensive Leader's Guide (which includes complete Study Guide content). Order this special kit for leaders and save over 20% on the full Lectio experience! C... [More]
Click here to see a sample page. To see the text at its true size please view the sample at Actual Size or 100%. Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, this book leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Luke, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights... [More]
Click here to see a sample page. To see the text at its true size please view the sample at Actual Size or 100%. Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, this book leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Matthew, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insig... [More]
Click here to see a sample page. To see the text at its true size please view the sample at Actual Size or 100%. Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, this book leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Mark, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights... [More]
Click here to see a sample page. To see the text at its true size please view the sample at Actual Size or 100%. Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, this book leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of John, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights a... [More]
Since beyond the mists of history people have been drawn to making pilgrim journeys. In this modern, frenetic world, pilgrimage is on the increase. This booklet seeks to answer why, as well as giving insights, inspiration and ideas for anyone contemplating pilgrimage. It also highlights some popular, and not so well known, pilgrim destinations, and proposes "Reasons to Go." Pope Francis encourages... [More]
The spiritual and corporal works of mercy are not a list to be learnt but actions to be lived. Mark Shea gives great examples of people who have performed the works of mercy and advice on how we can practice them in the 21st Century. Pope Francis's Year of Mercy is a call to each one of us to rediscover and to live the works of mercy every day.
Click here to read book sample. Vinny Flynn, author of the best-seller, 7 Secrets of the Eucharist (100,000 copies sold), presents a similar approach to the Sacrament of Confession in this new book that reveals 7 key "secrets" or hidden truths about the great spiritual beauty, power and depth of Confession.The understanding that many Catholics have of the Sacrament of Confession is so limited and ... [More]
Most Christians want to live an active faith yet feel perplexed about how to do so. The seven interconnected "spiritual works of mercy" come to our aid: counseling the doubtful; comforting the ignorant; admonishing sinners; comforting the afflicted; forgiving offenses; bearing wrongs patiently; and praying for the living and the dead. Through such acts of mercy we can respond fully to God's goodne... [More]
Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis have made it clear that Divine Mercy is at the very center of the Christian faith. In this talk, best-selling author Vinny Flynn shares his 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, and Christ’s message of love for each of us, and for the whole world.
Drawing on the lives of some of the greatest political, intellectual and religious leaders of modern times, and the author's personal experience, Virtuous Leadership demonstrates that leadership and virtue are not only compatible, they are actually synonymous.Virtuous Leadership demonstrates how virtues such as magnanimity, humility, courage, and self-control promote personal transformation and th... [More]
In this dynamic talk Dr. Scott Hahn explains the importance of oaths, which invoke God’s name and implore His assistance. He shows that oaths are also the means of transforming our personal relationship with Christ into a covenant relationship. Dr. Hahn then explains what led him to move from believing in only two Sacraments to all seven. In sharing these insights, he connects oaths to the seven... [More]
In Swear to God, Dr. Scott Hahn explores the richness of Christ's sacraments, their doctrine, history, symbols, and rituals. Drawing upon the Bible and the Church's tradition, he shows how God's covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David became the driving forces in history. When Jesus came to fulfill all these covenants, He established a new covenant, with greater power than ever before... [More]
In this practical but spiritual presentation, Dr. Gregory Popcak discusses four keys to develop self-awareness and self mastery. He reveals that emotions are a gift from God and that they can help you grow in virtue. Learn how to master your feelings and calm your emotional storms so that you can experience the peace of Christ.
Dr. Gregory and Lisa Popcak, through a five-part P.E.A.C.E. process, offer powerful insights to help you work through difficult situations with the people in your life. This system will assist you in resolving problems and work towards more fully reconcile with them. Full of practical guidance, this presentation will show you how to better love and relate to the difficult people in your life.
Fr. Mike Schmitz tackles some of the most difficult topics in the Church today with humor, clarity, and theological truth. In this talk, he challenges us to not settle for mediocrity and to allow Christ to change our lives. Fr. Mike goes on to explain that once we are changed by the love of Jesus, then together we can change the world.
Archbishop Paul Coakley attended the university of Kansas where he completed his undergraduate studies in English and Classical Antiquities. After being ordained a priest in 1983, he served as a priest of the Wichita Diocese for 21 years. He was installed as bishop of Salina, Kansas by Saint John Paul II in 2004 and was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the fourth archbishop of the archdiocese of ... [More]
Father Mitch is a priest of the Society of Jesus, a highly respected scripture scholar and author, a regular host of EWTN Television and Radio, and the founder and president of Ignatius Productions—a catholic teaching and media apostolate. Listen as Fr. Pacwa describes the "big picture" of the Catholic Faith while explaining the perspective that Catholics ought to have in their relation to and w... [More]
The son of a Protestant minister, Matthew Leonard is now an internationally known Catholic speaker, author, and the Executive Director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In this presentation, Matthew discusses the nature and role of beauty in life, particularly how it sheds light on the nature of God and assists us in achieving our glorious end, which is heaven itself.
"Leah Darrow's testimony is a powerful example of God's mercy at work." -Jason Evert, founder of Chastity Project"Leah Darrow has a true gift for sharing a Christ-Centered vision that is relevant, compelling, and engaging." - Curtis Martin, founder of FOCUSLeah Darrow was a fashion model in New York City and a reality TV contestant on America's Next Top Model. She now trav... [More]
Written over 400 years ago, Introduction to the Devout Life is still one of the most popular books for those pursuing holiness. St. Francis de Sales explains how to turn that desire for sanctity into resolutions that yield grace-filled results. Themes within the book include: -Pursuing a devout life whole-heartedly-Incorporating prayer and sacraments into a busy schedule-Growing in virtue-Bat... [More]
Drama-free relationships...do they even exist? Today's dating scene is more complicated than ever, especially with social media, texting, and endless pressure of the world's expectations. Learn how to navigate through the confusion and discover the freedom that comes from living a virtuous life. Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries, and speaks to teens and young adults ab... [More]
Matt Fradd is a highly sought-after Catholic speaker and apologist who speaks to over fifty thousand teens and young adults a year. Matt is a gifted evangelist whose talks are the perfect balance between intellectual depth presented in an understandable fashion and an entertaining style that keeps audiences engaged throughout. Through his passionate and entertaining story, Matt relays how God's ex... [More]
With so much technology at our fingertips, it's tough not to get swept away in all the noise and clutter. In our society there's often a tendency to live passively by simply "going with the flow." In this talk given at a FOCUS national conference, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how we need to live an intentionally Christian life within a technological age.
Dr. Edward Sri is a renowned theologian, author, and professor at the Augustine Institute. In this presentation, Dr. Sri invites all Christians to embrace the call of Pope Francis to be missionary disciples in today's world. With contagious enthusiasm and insightfulness, Dr. Sri makes the Holy Father's message both accessible and actionable for people living in this day and age.
In today's culture we're constantly bombarded with a secular notion of love and intimacy, instead of the kind of love that God intended for his children. In this presentation, Dr. Edward Sri explains how Saint John Paul II teachings of the Theology of the Body can help us prepare for our future marriage, by showing us how to live as selfless, authentic men and women.
Eric Mahl grew up in the small town of Monroeville, Ohio where he was a standout athlete. He earned a scholarship to play division one football at Kent State University and, in 2005, was signed by the Cleveland Browns. After leaving the NFL, he spent three years working in the world, where he continued his intensive focus on discerning his vocation. After this period of discernment, he sold or gav... [More]
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.David Calavitta has worked in Catholic Youth ministry for the past 13 years, serving as a youth minister in several parishes, as well as a missionary with NET Ministries. In this heart-felt talk given at a Steubenville Youth Conference, David reflects upon the all-important and fundamental truth that we were created out of love by a God who continually seeks to draw us into a p... [More]
Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America. In this talk given at the FOCUS National Conference, Patrick provides a hopeful yet cautionary lesson about the dangers of livi... [More]
Archbishop Fulton Sheen was one of the best-known and best-loved Catholic orators of the twentieth century, reaching millions of Christians and non-Christians alike through his immensely popular and Emmy award-winning television show Life is Worth Living. This presentation is made up of three separate talks given by archbishop Sheen on his television program Life is Worth Living, which aired ... [More]
Is mainstream music bad for you? Can hit songs remind you of the things of God? Matt Smith discusses how we as Christians can judge all different types of music to determine whether or not it is going to lead us closer to The Good The True, and The Beautiful... which is ultimately closer towards God. Click here to view Matt's slide share presentation that accompanies this talk.
As human beings we are constantly engaging and disengaging in everything we do. We engage and disengage at work, in marriage, as parents, in our quest for health and well-being, in personal finances, environmentally, politically, and, of course, we engage or disengage spiritually. If you walk into any Catholic church next Sunday and look around, you will discover that some people are highly e... [More]
Does God know what it is to suffer? Am I my brother's keeper? Is Christianity easy? Is prayer a dialogue? What does it take to heal the soul? Is life really worth living? In fifty priceless half-hour presentations from one of the best loved Catholic speakers of all time, you and your family will discover that Christ and His Church have the answers to these questions and so much more. Bishop Shee... [More]
Fr. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading Catholic speakers in the Church today. Fr. Mike tackles four very difficult topics in this exceptional presentation: Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell. Listen to this talk and finally get the answers to the question: "What Happens When I Die?" Following the main presentation is a bonus from the talk Purgatory: Holy Fire by Dr. Scott Hahn. This bonus is par... [More]
Matt Fradd is a highly sought-after Catholic speaker and apologist. In this inspiring talk, Matt explains that there is nothing shameful in seeking to live a porn free life. Listen as Matt lays out a seven-step battle plan on how to uproot the vice of pornography in your life once and for all. He is also the founder of ThePornEffect.com, a site offering help to people recover from pornography.
There are several moments in life where God attempts to grab our attention and remind us that He is in charge. Through humor and poignant biblical insights, Mark Hart candidly reflects on a particular near-death experience in his life where Our Lord grabbed his attention and put Mark's Catholic faith to the test. Mark is a best-selling author and a heavily sought-after Catholic speaker serving th... [More]
With over 15 years of experience, Ken Yasinski has quickly become one of Canada’s most sought after Catholic speakers. Through clever examples and insightful stories, Ken reveals how each of us can obtain freedom from the burden of our sins through the forgiveness that is readily available in the Sacrament of Confession.
As a young man, the last thing Fr. Joshua Waltz ever thought he would be was a Catholic priest. But a series of choices—some bad and some good—ultimately led him to enter the seminary. In this talk, Fr. Waltz shares an incredible vocation story that involves heartbreak, robbers, Europe, and several miracles—all showing that there is nothing more exciting than a life lived for Jesus Christ.
Dr. Timothy Gray is the president of the Augustine Institute and is a well-known Scripture scholar and Catholic speaker. With fascinating detail and examples, Dr. Gray here discusses the profound importance for individuals, and for modern society, of properly observing Sunday as the Lord’s Day by exploring God’s gift of the Sabbath in the Old Testament. He aims to help us reclaim our Sunday fr... [More]
Bishop Robert Barron offers five sermons on the spiritual discipline we must cultivate in the Lenten season, a discipline centered in Christ. These meditations cover topics such as finding our identity in God, prayer as the key to mission, our thirst for God, how to end our alienation from God, and how to joyfully embrace the way of happiness.
At nine years old, John O'Leary was involved in a horrific incident and was given only a one percent change to survive. Today, nearly three decades later, he travels the world teaching others how to truly live. In this presentation, John draws on his life's experience to intimately illustrate how God often uses our greatest challenges to positively transform our lives.
Dr. Brant Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who regularly lectures throughout the country. In this stunning talk, Dr. Pitre applies his knowledge of the Jewish roots of Christianity to the very heart of the Gospel: the love of Christ. You will learn what it really means to have a “personal relationship” with Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and Bridegroom.
If you can’t say “no” to sexual desires, what is your “yes” worth? Freedom exists for the sake of love. However, the modern idea of it leads to slavery. In this enlightening presentation, Christopher West shows us how authentic sexual freedom can deliver us from the empty promises of “sexual liberation”. Christopher is a popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholars... [More]
Jennifer Fulwiler is a popular writer and speaker from Austin, Texas. In this compelling presentation, she recalls her spiritual journey —one which ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church after having lived a life of atheism. Jennifer is a regular contributor to the National Catholic Register and frequently appears on Catholic radio and EWTN. Her highly anticipated book, Something Other ... [More]
There’s ultimately only one reason to be Catholic: because it’s true. In this outstanding presentation, Jason Evert shows us the beauty and the treasures of the Faith, as revealed through the Saints and Sacraments. Jason has spoken about the Catholic Faith to more than one million people around the world and is the author of more than a dozen books, including Saint John Paul the Great, Pure F... [More]
Seven Powerful Presentations on the Catholic Faith: Featured in the 2013 Buck-A-Book PromotionThis one-of-a-kind CD includes seven segments, approximately 10 minutes each, covering some of the most important topics and questions in the Church today. Taken from seven of our most powerful and popular talks, these segments are sure to stir the soul and inspire you to SET ALL AFIRE for love of Christ ... [More]
In a talk that was given to a group of women at the FOCUS national conference, Lisa Cotter debunks the myths of modern day stereotypical womanhood. Using insights from the late Pope John Paul the second and the heroic example of modern-day saints, Lisa gets to the truth about what it means to be an authentic woman.
Most people have only been told what they're not supposed to do while dating. In this powerful presentation, renowned chastity speaker Jason Evert shows us ten strategies for how to practice courtship without compromise. Tested through real-world experience and rooted in God's plan for the human heart, Jason's wise tips are sure to lead you to greater romantic happiness and fulfillment.
In this presentation, Matthew Leonard focuses on the new idea of love proclaimed by Christ and how it gives meaning to human suffering, penance, and ultimately death. Sounds a bit dark, doesn't it? But it's not! By looking at these issues we'll discover the secret to how we can "Rejoice in the Lord always" just like St. Paul, no matter what happens.
In this incredible double feature, Mark Hart illuminates what it means seek sanctity in the 21st century. In the first presentation, Mark discusses unleashing the power of the Holy Spirit and becoming who we are meant to be: saints. In the second presentation, Mark talks about the dangers of putting human expectations on our supreme God. These two talks will be sure to jump start your spiritual li... [More]
Written for young Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply but are not sure what steps to take, this booklet contains practical, down-to-earth advice on many aspects of daily life, whether spiritual (prayer and confession), moral (alcohol and drugs, dating and chastity), emotional (coping with worrying or suffering), or vocational (discovering my vocation, finding a good husband or wife)... [More]
This booklet will help you to think and pray about your vocation and become clearer about where God is leading you. It answers many of the practical questions you may be asking: What are the different Christian vocations? How does God guide us and speak to us? How can I be more open to my vocation, and come to a decision? It explains the Christian vocations of marriage, priesthood, consecrated lif... [More]
This inspiring and practical guide opens us up to the spiritual gift of forgiveness. The author considers what sin is and how it affects our lives, and then shows how the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) can heal us from the effects of sin. What is more, in seeking God’s Forgiveness, granted to all who ask for it, we can in turn obtain the grace to forgive others and heal our relationshi... [More]
Chris Stefanick discusses chastity beyond the usual fear tactics and "just say no's." Instead we are offered something to say "Yes" to: health, happiness, authentic relationships, and the love we were made for. Everything else is just an imitation.
This CD features audio excerpts from Matthew Kelly's book "The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic."As human beings we are constantly engaging and disengaging in everything we do. We engage and disengage at work, in marriage, as parents, in our quest for health and well-being, in personal finances, environmentally, politically, and, of course, we engage and disengage spiritually.Pages: 220Book Dimens... [More]
Out of stock ETA: to be determined Within every heart is a battlefield between love and lust. In this presentation, Jason Evert discusses the strategies necessary to win the war and uproot the vice of pornography once and for all. Jason is an internationally known Catholic author and speaker. He has spoken to more than one million people around the world and is the author of more than a dozen b... [More]
“How do I know what God wants?” Knowing the will of God can be an intimidating topic for people of all ages. In this talk, Fr. Larry Richards, the founder of The Reason for Our Hope foundation, delves into the process of discernment. With personal stories, practical steps, and sound advice, Fr. Larry encourages all of us to dedicate ourselves to living the life that God has planned for us. It ... [More]
Being a disciple of Jesus has always been synonymous with being a Christian. From the Scriptures and from his own experience, biblical scholar Dr. Timothy Gray explains how Christian discipleship calls us to follow in the footsteps of Christ as engaged participants in God's plan, ordering our lives to bear witness to the Lord in our families, workplaces, communities, and to the world.
When people decide to follow Christ, they often experience conversion. In fact many of the saints refer to continuous conversion throughout their lives. In this talk, Mark Hart tells the story of his conversion and encourages us to be made new in Christ.
In this informative and dynamic presentation, Dr. Scott Hahn discusses why the New Evangelization is the greatest priority of the Church at this time, and how we are all called to share our faith. He shows how the Eucharist relates to explaining Jesus' death and resurrection, and how Blessed John Paul II's called for a New Evangelization must be based on the Eucharist.
Listen as Sister Mary Gabriel, Novice Director for the Sisters of Life, speaks to college students about the transforming power of prayer at the Seek 2013 conference presented by FOCUS. Drawing on personal experience and her lively faith, Sister encourages all of us to rededicate ourselves to growing in relationship with Christ through a life of joyful prayer.
Dr. Mark Miravalle - Professor of Theology and Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville - teaches on the fascinating subject of Angels. Why did God create angels? How are they different from humans? Are guardian angels found in Scripture? Discover the answer to these questions and many more as Dr. Mark Miravalle explains the nine choirs of angels, their differing roles and hierarchical o... [More]
As a young adult, Jeff Cavins left the Catholic Church and became a Protestant Pastor for 12 years. After returning to the Catholic Church, Jeff became a nationally known speaker who has helped hundreds of thousands come to a clearer understanding of Scripture and our Faith. In this presentation, Jeff explains the meaning of shame and teaches us how to engage the struggles of the heart.
THIS TALK IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN MP3.In this talk, given at the 2012 GLORY Conference presented by Mysterium, Jimmy Mitchell shares the transforming effects of Beauty on the human heart. Speaking to college students gathered from across the country, Jimmy reflects upon the innate desire to reach for and be embraced by the Creator of all that is Good, True, and Beautiful. Interested in bringing... [More]
In this talk, internationally known speaker and author Matthew Leonard defines and discusses the three traditional stages of prayer. According to scripture, every one of us is called to "be perfect" and to "pray without ceasing." Prayer is the path to God and we've been saying prayers all our lives. But are we really praying? Matthew lays out the practical steps to achieve union with God through d... [More]
THIS TALK IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN MP3. Mary Bielski, a uniquely sincere and relevant witness, shares the truth of our identity grounded in God. With personal testimony and authentic vigor, Mary explains how radically our stories can change when we are introduced to the Person of Jesus Christ.
Recorded live at two of Life Teen's XLT events, Mark Hart and Matt Smith reveal the depth of God's infinite love for each of us, and challenge us to find out what happens when we abandon everything to Him.
Dr. Peter Kreeft offers simple but profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers, especially the principles found in Brother Lawrence’s classic The Practice of the Presence of God.In short, straight-forward, and unsentimental chapters, Kreeft covers all the key areas for understanding and developing th... [More]
Here is the astonishing true story (abridged version) of the harrowing experiences of a young German seminarian drafted into Hitler’s dreaded SS at the onset of World War II. Without betraying his Christian ideals, against all odds, and in the face of evil, Geron Goldmann was able to complete his priestly training, be ordained and secretary minister to German Catholic soldiers and innocent civil... [More]
Fr. Michael Schmitz, a renown and beloved speaker and spiritual guide to the Young Church, discusses the all-important topic of God's existence. Armed with his usual repertoire of lively humor and sound philosophy, Fr. Mike reveals the incredible implications of the question which Christ asks all of us: "Who do YOU say that I Am?"
Scott and Kimberly Hahn have spoken all over the world about their conversion to the Catholic Church. This book tells the story of the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Their conversion and love for the Church has captured the hearts and minds of thousands Catholics and has brought many lukewarm Catholics back into active participation in the Church.Pages: 188Book ... [More]
This talk is practical. It is for everyone-beginners and masters in the spiritual life. We all know that growth in holiness is largely about growing in trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. But how does one do that realistically? In this talk, Bismarck Diocese Vocations Director Fr. Tom Richter will describe in concrete terms what the interior act of trust looks like, and what we must choose in or... [More]
In this talk delivered to a group of college-aged men at the 2011 FOCUS Conference, nationally sought-after speaker Lisa Cotter addresses an important but often overlooked topic — emotional purity. Using Taylor Swift lyrics to emphasize her point, Lisa proposes that emotional purity is essential for authentic love to flourish in any romantic relationship. This talk is perfect for every young ad... [More]
Mike Sweeney is a devout Catholic and sought after speaker, has been involved with Catholic Athletes for Christ, has appeared on EWTN's Life on the Rock, and has spoken at numerous Catholic venues. He appeared in five All-Star Games and was the Kansas City Royals' player of the year three times. Starting from his account of the year three times. Starting from his account of an amazing play in whic... [More]
For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one b... [More]
Journey around the world and deep into the Faith.Bishop Robert Barron created the groundbreaking CATHOLICISM Adult Study Program as a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. Not a video lecture, Church history, or scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, li... [More]
Building upon Blessed Pope John Paul II's writings about "the feminine genius", Colleen Carroll Campbell discusses the uniqueness of the makeup and vocation of women from God. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith as Christians in the modern world. Author and columnist Colleen Carroll Campbell hosts EWTN's Faith and Culture ... [More]
He was a serious "face" in London's East End. His Jackets were tailored to hold his machete and knuckledusters. His drug deals made him wealthy. Then something extraordinary happened...John Pridmore spoke at the 2008 World Youth Day and on EWTN about what Christ has done in his life. His powerful story has inspired hundreds of thousands to grow in their faith.
Mary Vogrinc shares wisdom from her journey in faith as a wife to her husband Brian, mother of five sons, and foster mother of 54 children through the years. With humor and insight, she relates heartwarming personal stories that testify to Gods continual presence in the details and challenges of daily life and that like our Blessed Mother, we can trust Him completely.
The Soul of the Apostolate was the favorite book of Pope St. Pius X. Matthew Arnold presents excerpts from a timeless classic that shows how prayer is the soul of every work for God, and is absolutely critical for apostolic success. This foundational work on the spiritual life will help you understand that the Lord first desires prayer, and then our works, and will help you to avoid serious spirit... [More]
Dr. Scott Hahn takes us through the awesome grandeur of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, from the entrance song to the dismissal. With great clarity, he takes us through a basic outline of the structure of the Mass, explaining how the Sacred Liturgy transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary and the earthly into the heavenly. A must-have for every Catholic and non-Catholic who wants to know wha... [More]
Have you ever felt disillusioned about your faith and filled with doubt? Matthew Kelly will take you on the adventure of a lifetime designed to help revitalize your spiritual life. Bold, practical, and inspiring, he will help you rediscover the true meaning of life as expressed in the seven pillars of authentic Catholic spirituality. One of our most popular talks for many years now, this CD is s... [More]
Anne Marie Schmidt grew up in a very devout Catholic family in Czechoslovakia. In this presentation, she shares her incredible experiences of Divine Providence during the infamous Nazi persecution at Auschwitz and on the Russian battlefront. Anne Marie explains how her love for Christ grew through her astounding trials, and how she was led to see the hand of God working in them all.
God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. (1 Peter 5:5) In this revealing talk, Fr. Casey shares how wisdom and blessings come through a healthy cultivation of the virtue of humility, and he equips us to be vigilant in avoiding that often subtle temptation and danger to the soul, which is pride. He shows how humility allows us to see things, and ourselves, as they truly are, and how... [More]
All-star Mike Sweeney speaks to 5000 young adults about his own experience of living his Catholic Faith from when he was a high school jock, through his time in Major League baseball. With humor and humility, he shares the circumstances that led him to completely center his life on God, and how the Lord wants to personally be involved in your life, too. Mike relates how pivotal choices led to hi... [More]
Dr. Scott Hahn uses familiarity with family life to bring us to a deeper understanding of the Holy Trinity, and thereby a better understanding of ourselves and the Church. This presentation effectively illustrates how the "Good News" of salvation is not only being saved from our sins through the Cross of Christ, but an invitation to become and live as adopted sons and daughters of the Triune God.... [More]
Jeff Cavins unmasks the trap of unforgiveness that prevents so many from living in the freedom of God's peace and halts spiritual progress. He explains with clarity how forgiveness frees not only the one who is forgiven, but the forgiver. The importance of this is shown in Christ's words, "As you forgive others, so I will forgive you" Matt. 6:14. Includes free bonus segment from Anger and Forgi... [More]
Catholic psychotherapist Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald provides a spiritual and psychological prescription for overcoming the sinful anger that poisons the mind of Christ within, causing alienation and division. His practical wisdom shows that only by learning how to forgive can we hope to promote healing and understanding in our relationships and enjoy the blessings of a forgiving heart.
In this inspiring talk, speaker and best-selling author Dave Durand offers practical ideas and helpful suggestions for winning the world for Jesus. Discover the seven secrets to becoming an instrument of God's grace and a more effective evangelist. He makes sharing the Catholic Faith look easy as we are given all the tools we need to lay the foundation for the Kingdom of God on earth.
Beginning with our common yearning for happiness, Rediscover Catholicism takes us on an adventure of life-changing proportions by addressing some of the most important questions we face today, both as individuals and as a Church. Pages: 319Book Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.25"
Dr. Ray is a psychologist, radio talk show host, husband, and a father to 10 adopted children. He explains that what is needed to raise well-adjusted children who are prepared to succeed in life in today's challenging environment is uncommonly good parenting. He draws from his wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss, with wisdom and humor, practical ways to succeed in this God-given calling.... [More]