Title: CATHOLICISM STUDY PROGRAM - DISC 2 OF 5 - EPISODES 3 AND 4 (Includes DV 61791 to DV 61795)
Episode 3: The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought. (52 minutes) Fr. Barron considers St. Anselm's descriptions of God as "that which nothing greater can be thought", and goes on to explain St. Thomas Aquinas's arguments which support the claim that God truly exists. He also speaks from the Catholic tradition about the nature of God and the challenging questions of evil and the existence of God. To provide a vision of the ineffable majesty and mystery of God, Fr. Barron invites us to the heights of the Sinai Desert and makes his way to mysterious Istanbul, walks the glittering streets of Paris and then captivates the viewer with the glories of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Fr. Barron presents the Catholic faith's compelling vision of God as the ineffable and majestic Trinity. Episode 4: Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary, The Mother of God. (49 minutes) In this episode, Fr. Barron masterfully correlates the Catholic faith's testimony to the revelation of God in Christ with the vivid practices of reverence offered to his Mother. Mary is explained as "on-going presence, an actor in the life of the Church." Fr. Barron journeys to the humble remains of Mary's house in Nazareth, to the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe to explain the Churches teachings about Mary as the Mother of God, the Immaculate Conception and the dogma of the Assumption. He explains the Church's great reverence for Mary and her unique role in the history of salvation. Fr. Robert Barron created this five DVD, ten session 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, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless treasures of the Church. It presents the strong ecclesial dimension of the Catholic faith - God's revelation through Jesus Christ and His Church. Faith Clips contains 50 most frequently-asked questions on the Catholic faith and a clear, concise, video response from Fr. Barron on each one. The Catholicism Study Program Leader's Kit includes: 1) Five DVDs, each containing two 50-60 minute episodes. 2) The companion Leader's Edition: Study Guide & Workbook, which includes commentary on the theological content of each episode, plus "Questions for Understanding" (with suggested responses) and "Questions for Application." The Leader's Guide also provides valuable direction on how to host and facilitate a group study in either 11 or 20 sessions. 3) The book: Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Rev. Robert Barron which is a more detailed rendering of the scripts from the DVD series. 4) A set of 40 prayer cards for the New Evangelization. 5) Fr. Barron's Faith Clips DVD is a valuable reference tool for any group leader. Faith Clipscontains 50 most frequently-asked questions on the Catholic faith and a clear concise, video response from Fr. Barron on each one.
Media ID: 61792
Length: 120 Min.
Publisher: Word On Fire
Level: A

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