CD's of the Month
If you haven't noticed already, look torward the front doors of the Church and you'll see a kiosk filled with CDs. Take a moment to browse through the many offerings.
There are a few ways that you can utilize this library of Great Topics from Great Catholic Teachers: 1. Take one or two, listen to them, and bring them back (preferable with a little piece of tape to hold the CD in place). 2. Take one or two, listen to them, and share with family and/or friends. 3. Take one or two, listen to them and keep them in your own library for future use.
Perhaps you are a parent and have heard how, as a parent, you are the "first line of defense" as far as Catholic Education for your child is concerned. However, you feel less than ready for this huge undertaking. Take heart, brave parent! At your fingertips here is a wealth of information that will have YOU craving more.
Although a monetary donation is not required, it certainly helps to keep these CDs coming regularly. But don't let money stop you from becoming a more informed, more educated and stronger Catholic.
New for January, 2017
PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRICES by Christopher Check
I just listened to this CD and was so very impressed with Christopher Check! Speaking from his perspective as a historian, he reminds us that the crisis of our age is cultural and, in the end, spiritual. He is inspirational as he explains that a flourishing society is not achieved through legislation or at the ballot box, but instead radiates from the family out.
Using examples from the ages, he connects us with our rich patrimony as Catholics and provides practical advice on what we must do to transform our culture for Christ.
UNDERSTANDING THE CRUSADES by Dr. Thomas Madden
Dr. Thomas Madden is a professor of history at St. Louis University and has appeared in such venues as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the History Channel. This eye-opening presentation debunks popular myths surround the crusades and shows us the different misconceptions that exist among most people today. This talk will give you far more knowledge of the Crusades than any textbook you have ever read. I encourage you to listen with an open heart and mind.
HOW TO TALK ABOUT SAME SEX MARRIAGE by Trent Horn
Catholic apologist Trent Horn carefully considers same-sex marriage and provides an in-depth discussion that addresses the misconceptions held by many in our society today. This examination of what marriage really is, and what it is not, provides a truly gracious and persuasive response to the debate surrounding this important topic. This talk will help prepare you when you are approached on this important topic.
MEN AND WOMEN ARE FROM EDEN by Dr. Mary Healy
God's design for life, love, relationships, and sex is written into our very bodies. With incredible clarity, Dr. Healy explains how the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II's deeply biblical understanding of our Lord's original plan for men and women, is astonishingly good news for a culture littered with broken marriages, immorality, heartache, and loneliness. This talk gives clarity on this topic where much confusion flourishes today.
THAT THEY MAY ALL BE ONE evangelization in a culture of encounter by Matt Maher
Matt Maher, an internationally acclaimed Christian singer, song-writer, and eight time Grammy Award nominee, shares the amazing story of his spiritual journey. He emphasizes the importance of forming relationships with others in order to be effective witnesses of the Gospel which helps to bring about the unity desired by Christ. His journey to "on-fire" Catholicism is absolutely fascination!!!!
WHO AM I TO JUDGE? RESPONDING TO RELATIVISM WITH LOGIC AND LOVE
by Edward Sri
Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture that strongly promotes the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 keys to enable Christians to counter with logic and love what Pope Benedict XVI called the "dictatorship of relativism". He also clarifies the proper understanding of what it means to judge, and the importance of making good judgments. This talk will not only help you understand what relativism is, but more importantly, it will give you simple practical ways to defend against it.
RE-MADE By Mark Hart
When people decide to follow Christ, they often experience conversion (the act of turning away from sin and towards God.) In fact, many of the saints speak of continuous conversion throughout their lives. In this talk, Mar talks about his conversion and encourages us to be made new in Christ. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has passed away, before the new has come." 2 Cor 5:17