This Catholic Update addresses the topic of reconciliation with a look at the source of all forgiveness, our reconciling God. The story segment, Pardon and Peace... Remembered," retells the parable of the Prodigal Son. In a contemporary story that spans three generations, three people seek to reconcile broken relationships, and find forgiveness. This story segment updates the Franciscan Communications classic, Pardon and Peace. (15 min.) The witness segment tells another version of the Prodigal Son story: the true account of a man who needed forgiveness from his parents, and found it, with the help of God and the Church. (6 min.) The teaching segment discusses the nature of sin, how we discover the reconciling God - in Scripture, in our encounter with Jesus Christ, and in the sacramental life of the Church. (7 min.) The program concludes with a music video reflection, "No Longer Strangers," an invitation for those separated by sin from others and from God, to "come home" to the family of the Church. (4 min.)
Media ID: 12246
Length: 40 Min.
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult