Tag Archives: Catechism

Reflection on Advent | Catholic Central

(upbeat music) LIBBY: So, Advent. The four weeks before Christmas that you have to slog through before you finally get something new and shiny, right? Well, maybe, but only if you ignore the lessons of this liturgical season. Advent starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and is a time when Catholics focus on the themes… Read More »

Marriage | Catholic Central

KAI: What you watching? LIBBY: Marriage Hacks for the Lazy and Self-Absorbed. KAI: As if you could learn anything about marriage from a four-minute video. LIBBY: Seriously, I mean covering the complex issues of a major lifetime commitment like marriage shouldn’t be at least five minutes. KAI: Six to get to the Catholic stuff. (upbeat… Read More »

Forces of Evil | Catholic Central

(horror music) LIBBY: Boo! KAI: Ah! OLD MAN: Shhh! LIBBY: (whispering) Oh come on, it’s just a movie. KAI: Exorcisms are real. LIBBY: Real, but rare. (screams in movie) (horror music) (Catholic Central theme music plays) KAI: Hi, I’m Libby. Welcome to Catholic Central. KAI: And I’m Kai. Today, our topic is the forces of… Read More »

Prayer of a Suffering Church: Catholics on the Abuse Crisis

I remember when the scandal hit the news this one time. My friend texted me. She’s like, I can’t go to church anymore. I didn’t know how to answer because I didn’t want to go to church, but I — at the same time These are the moments we need God. When the abuse crisis… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – Heaven, Hell & Purgatory?

Is there really such a thing as heaven, hell or purgatory? If I end up in purgatory, is there any way I can get into heaven? How do I know where I’m going? We are going to live forever. We are immortal. God has given us a soul made in His image and likeness, and… Read More »

Feminism | Catholic Central

(upbeat music) KAI: Well, Libby, I’m gonna let you take the lead today, ’cause I obviously can’t call myself a feminist. LIBBY: Because you want to slack off, while I do all the work. KAI: I’m holding this for someone. LIBBY: Uh-huh. KAI: I better go give it to him … her … it’s a… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – Why So Many Churches?

Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Methodist… I don’t know which one is right! What’s different about Catholicism? What makes the Catholic Church, the right church? One of Jesus’ most ardent prayers at the Last Supper was his desire that all of his followers be ‘one’ as He and the Father are ‘One’. In the Acts of the… Read More »

Church History in 5 Moments | Catholic Central

– How old are you here? – Uh, like three I guess. – You haven’t changed a bit. – What? But I’m so much taller! And I’ve got this deep voice. And I don’t play with toys anymore. – Well, you can change and still stay the same, you know, you’re like a tadpole, or… Read More »

The Mass | Catholic Central

(upbeat music) KAI: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this special addition of Catholic Central. I’m Kai. LIBBY: And I’m Libby, coming to you live from beautiful Saint Monica’s church in downtown Santa Monica California. KAI: Where the crowds are already gathering. It’ the event you’ve waited for all week. LIBBY: Sunday Mass… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – Does Jesus Still Heal People?

Does Jesus still heal people today? What is the Anointing of the Sick? There’s plenty of stories of Jesus healing people. Does that still happen today? In my first parish assignment, there was a little boy in our grade school who ran out in front of a car, was hit and severely hurt. He was… Read More »