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]
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.
Padre Mike Schmitz, director del Ministerio de la Juventud y Jóvenes Adultos en la Diócesis de Duluth, nos inspira y educa con estas pláticas sobre la forma de adoración más elevada: la Misa. A través de estas tres homilías él nos da una profunda reflexión con historias vibrantes de las Escrituras. El Padre Mike asegura de que nunca vas a experimentar la Misa de la misma manera otra vez.
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.
Come to grips with “what really happened to Jesus” as Dr. Steven Smith explores Resurrection narratives from the vantage point of each of the four Gospels as well as many of the vital medical details of Roman crucifixion. Dr. Steven Smith is a professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D from Loyola University in Chicago,... [More]
“Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality” explains the source of the morality of human actions. It also discusses the three universal moral rules that make an action good or evil. This Knights of Columbus booklet also examines the function of our conscience and the duty we have to both follow, and form, our conscience.
“Mary, the Mother of God” covers the four Marian dogmas: Mary as mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity and her Assumption. Grow in both knowledge and love of your mother in Heaven in this Knights of Columbus booklet.
The Forgiveness of Sins discusses the importance of accepting forgiveness from God, sharing the gift of forgiveness, and how that act must always be centered on the love of Christ. This Knights of Columbus booklet also explains the meaning and implications of sin and the incredible reality of God's love for us.
“The Lord’s Prayer” unveils the beauty of this great prayer given to us by Jesus Himself. We pray the Our Father but how well do we recognize it as “the summary of the whole gospel,” as Tertullian said? In this Knights of Columbus booklet learn how the Lord’s prayer can help you develop a humble and trusting heart and become more like our Father in Heaven.
Since the Eucharist is at the center of our faith, we should be able to explain and defend it. Discover the roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament, the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence and the power of Holy Communion in this Knights of Columbus booklet.
In order to knowing the meaning of life, we must know our end. “Life Everlasting” explains the end we have in God, and the Catholic belief in eternal life through Christ. This Knights of Columbus booklet also describes the realities of heaven, hell, and purgatory and their biblical support.
Learn what it means to be a “real man” from God’s perspective. This Knights of Columbus booklet is designed to help men understand their God-given role and to become virtuous soldiers of Christ. Addressing both the challenges and strengthens of masculinity, “Becoming a Real Man of God” helps develop strong, faithful men of God.
Do you want to know more about the Islamic religion? “What Catholics Should Know About Islam” gives non-Muslims a basic overview of the origins and early history of Islam. It also discusses the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam. This Knights of Columbus booklet examines the modern practical implications of some of the central beliefs and practices of Muslims and more.
The Catholic approach to angels begins with the belief that we live in a created universe of things visible and invisible. Things visible include the material aspect of creation, namely those things that we can perceive with our senses. Things invisible include the spiritual aspect of creation which elude sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
This booklet is about knowing God, and mainly about what we can know of him by human reason. It presents, from the point of view of the Catholic Church, a reply to the question, “How can I know God exists?” Below are brief discussions of faith and reason, of proofs for the existence of God, and of practical steps that can be taken by those who desire to find God. A reading list to guide those ... [More]
Ancient Christianity is a proven draw at the box office and the bookstores. Our neighbors are curious about the early Church, and more than willing to be obsessed by it. But how should we proceed to study ancient Christianity when the media accounts themselves have been shockingly misinformed? The key to understanding the early Church is a fresh familiarity with the ancient sources. In this bookl... [More]
This booklet, on the Holy Spirit, is in two parts: first the data, then the theology that explains the data. Christian theology, like science, is based on data; its principles are not up-in-the-clouds abstractions but divinely revealed explanations of human experiences, both past experience in history (especially as recorded in Scripture) and present experience in our own lives. This is true of t... [More]
A sacrament is a sacred sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Each word in this concise definition is chosen with precision and bears a great deal of meaning. This lesson explains exactly what is meant by “sign,” what is meant by “grace” how sacraments “give” grace, and how sacraments are not life magic. The requirements for a valid sacrament, the proper minister of the sacraments, ... [More]
Baptism and Confirmation were sacraments we received as children. What did they do for us? Do you know how important they are? Sometimes Catholics are criticized for baptizing infants – find out why the Church encourages this practice.
The source and summit of the Christian life, the sacramental center for Catholics, is the holy Eucharist. Like Christ, the holy Eucharist is controversial and divisive. When Jesus initially taught crowds of people about the holy Eucharist, many of them left (see the Gospel of John 6:60). Today, the question still comes to us: “will you also go away?” (John 6:67). Is the holy Eucharist actuall... [More]