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.
Dr. Ray Guarendi shares his story of how logic led him home to the Catholic Church. He found out that, contrary to his Protestant misunderstandings, the Church is coherent and never contradicts herself. Dr. Ray explains how the answers to his objections to Catholicism were both Biblical and believed by the earliest Christians. Explore the logic that led him to the fullness of truth.
“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.
Fr. Mike Schmitz shares important insights on the meaning of Christ’s Cross. He shows how God’s rescue mission for us includes the need for each person to embrace his own cross in order to reestablish trust in the Father and the understanding that love requires sacrifice. It also includes a bonus segment on Stations of the Cross, which features reflections on the Lord’s Passion and Death, ac... [More]
Mike Aquilina, author of over forty books and an expert on early Church history, shares how the faithful witness of Christian families amidst the trials and persecutions of the Church in the first centuries of its existence led to the rapid expansion of Christianity and the conversion of the Roman Empire. Mike relates how fidelity to prayer, faithful attendance of Sunday Mass, and love of neighbor... [More]
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.
Scare tactics, guilt trips, and the climbing teen pregnancy rates don't really inspire anyone to love. In this presentation from Jason and Crystalina Evert, you'll discover the difference between love and lust while getting straight answers about dating, relationships, and sexual purity.
Get the book based on the acclaimed Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained series!If you were asked what immediately comes to mind when you hear the words “Catholic Church,” would you answer “an intimate relationship with the God who loves me?”If not, you would do well to read this engaging and thought-provoking book that explains why such a relationship is the reason for every... [More]
"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]
View book sample Father Michael Schmitz addresses the teachings of the Catholic Church on the issue of same-sex attraction. With compassion and clarity, he shows that the Church’s teachings are rooted in the yearnings for authentic love that are shared by all who are made in the image and likeness of God. With his trademark fresh and engaging style, Fr. Schmitz addresses: • Different typ... [More]
Here is the incredible faith journey of a singularly inspiring woman. Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God (formerly Rosalind Moss) tells the unexpected tale of her life – from conservative Jewish woman in New York to evangelical missionary to prioress of a new religious community in Oklahoma. Her amazing testimony will strengthen you and help you believe that Jesus Christ is in fact the long awaite... [More]
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.
We all experience suffering at some time in our lives. Our tribulations range from small disappointments to serious tragedies. Listen as scripture scholar and lay theologian, Dr. Scott Hahn, makes sense out of suffering by drawing from the wisdom and insight of God's Word. He helps us find the meaning of our suffering by showing us how to unite it to the suffering of Christ on the Cross.
Considered one of Frank Sheed's best books, A Map of Life is also one of the best and most popular short summaries of the Catholic Faith ever written. Focusing on the major truths of our existence and purpose in life, Sheed draws on God's revelation to show what the Divine "master plan" is for us and how each part of the plan is related.Pages: 149Book Dimensions: 4.75" x 7.125"
Good relationships and marriages are of vital importance to individuals, the Church and society overall, but real effort and wisdom are indispensible to making them strong and lasting. In this focused presentation Dr. Scott Hahn shares key principles that he has lived out in his own life. His advice is practical and challenging and sometimes requires sacrifice, but it is sure to bear goo... [More]
How can a human woman be God’s mother? Where in the Bible does it say that Mary was sinless and a perpetual virgin? Doesn’t praying to Mary and calling her “mediatrix” turn her into a kind of goddess? What can I do to build and deepen my relationship with Mary as my spiritual mother in heaven? In 20 Answers: Mary you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. From... [More]
“How Catholics Pray to Mary” explains why Catholics believe we not only can, but also should, pray to Jesus through the intercessory help of Mary. Whether you’re looking to understand why Catholics pray to Mary, how to pray to Mary, or to be able to defend this foundational Catholic belief to others, you’ll benefit from this Knights of Columbus booklet.
This book offers a clear, beautiful exposition of Catholic beliefs about Mary. Not a history or a compendium, it was written by a Carmelite monk who spent decades praying and pondering the mysteries of the faith concerning the Mother of Jesus. Catholic Mariology has matured through centuries of meditation upon both the Bible and the Church's faith in the Incarnation. The Marian dogmas of the Chur... [More]
“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.