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  • Everyday Heroes

    Movie

    Heroism is not some unattainable ideal. Heroism is a worthy goal that lies within our grasp. That is the central message of Everyday Heroes, a new documentary film featuring the witnesses of remarkable Brother Knights whose courage, faith and commitment to charity embody the mission of the Knight...

  • City of Saints

    1 season

    Award-winning director, Charles Francis Kinnane and his team of passionate and dedicated film-makers tell the true stories of God's grace through the ministries of the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey in this ground- breaking seven part web series. Called one of the most influential Cath...

  • Light of Love

    Movie

    We often have ideas of religious life... either kneeling in a convent or out in the streets assisting the poor. While both of these scenes are essential to the life as a sister, Light of Love takes a deeper look into understanding the call... the "why" of religious life. By interviewing five sist...

  • The Story of Father Kapaun

    Movie

    Servant of God Emil Kapaun is the most decorated Chaplain in United States history. Growing up among the farming communities of central Kansas, after ordination Kapaun felt called to serve both God and country in the United States Army. This down-to-earth priest served as an Army Chaplain both at...

  • The Woman

    Movie

    "In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as ""Woman"". This reference should draw our attention to the woman mentioned in Genesis, as well as in the book of Revelation. But who is this ""Woman"", and why is she so central in the history of Salvation?

    This powerful film presents t...

  • A Time To Revive

    Our world is deeply troubled: wars, terrorism, political and social unrest, family breakdown, mass migrations, moral confusion, and chaos. In the Church: faith has diminished, doctrines are denied, moral teachings ignored, scandals in the clergy cause real dismay and doubt.

    Featuring commentar...

  • Mendel: The Father of Modern Genetics

    Movie

    This beautifully produced European documentary tells the story of Gregor Mendel, a scientist, Catholic priest and scholar renowned as the founder of genetics and discoverer of the laws of inheritance. He was also an astute observer of the sky and the stars, all this as a monk and abbot of an Augu...

  • St. Andrew: After the Upper Room

    Movie

    Explore the lives of the Apostles — Who are they? What is their story? Whom did they influence? How did they lay the foundations of the Church as we know it? Begin with St. Andrew, presented by Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

  • Convinced: Why Would Anyone Become Catholic?

    Movie

    Why would intelligent, successful people give up careers, alienate friends, and cause havoc in their families...to become Catholic? As he was considering his own move into the Church, Donald Johnson traveled around the country to get the story for himself, from some of today's most interesting an...

  • Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message

    Movie

    The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December, 1531. Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego. As a result of this encounter, and the image miraculously imprin...

  • Powers and Dominions: Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

    Movie

    "In all of God's creation we see such splendor, beauty, mystery, and wonder. Within this creation there are beings with intellect and free will: humans and angels.

    From the creation of the world, the realm of the angels and the world of men have interacted. This interaction is not always a pos...

  • The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald

    Movie

    J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and George MacDonald were the pioneers of the fantasy genre and their impact is unmistakable. Their works— exploring Middle-earth, Narnia, and other tales of redemption, sacrifice, and the battle of good and evil—have become best-selling books and blockbuster movies. C...

  • Glorious Lives: Cardinal Francis George

    Movie

    "Glorious Lives" brings the late Cardinal's story to life through intimate interviews with the people closest to him—his sister, his colleagues, and his brother priests.

    Cardinal George was a true imitator of Christ. He never let anything come between him and his mission to bring the love of Jes...

  • Discalced Carmelite Friars

    Movie

    As Teresian Carmelites, these men strive to live a zealous life of allegiance to Jesus for the salvation of souls, in the contemplative and missionary spirit of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross.

  • Gifts from God

    1 season

    Gifts from God is two excellent documentary films, one on the papacy titled Keys of the Kingdom: Understanding the Papacy, and the other titled Confession: The Forgotten Sacrament. Both films feature expert priests and theologians presenting in-depth commentary on these two sublime spiritual gift...

  • Grace

    Movie

    What is grace? What is its purpose? How do we receive it? Who can receive it? Are there different types of grace? Are there mistaken or erroneous teachings about grace? How does modern research help us understand the idea of grace? This film answers these and other questions about grace. In Chris...

  • Defeating the Devil: Exorcists Tell Their Story

    Movie

    Never has the devil, demonic possession, and exorcism been so widely discussed as it is today. And yet, few satisfactory explanations are proffered. This powerful film describes the origin of the evil spirit, the devil's descent, and his interruption in the world from the temptation of Adam and E...

  • Marriage: God's Design for Life and Love

    Movie

    From the dawn of human history, mankind has understood the value of a lifelong, faithful, procreative union of one man and one woman in marriage. This natural bond, which was raised to a Sacrament by Our Lord Jesus Christ, has been the foundation of Christian civilization for over two thousand ye...

  • The "A" Word: Journeys Through Annulment

    Movie

    The A Word tells the story of four individuals who experienced failed marriages and sought the Church for help and healing. These individuals relate what they learned about love, marriage, commitment, and their spiritual lives during the annulment process. Along the way, the Catholic Church's ann...

  • Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America

    Movie

    Isaac Hecker's story is ultimately an American story about someone who not only spent his life trying to experience God acting in the world, but who also tried to build bridges so others could join him on that journey. No matter what one's religious background might be, Isaac Hecker and the Journ...

  • The Angel of Biscay: The Life & Message of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF

    Movie

    In a time of world upheaval God raised up an extraordinary priest in Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF (1905 - 1981). So completely did he sacrifice his will in the service of God and neighbor that blessings were showered upon him in abundance, and upon those whose lives he touched. His sanctity was co...

  • Hostia: The Power and Presence of the Eucharist

    Movie

    "This powerful and inspiring film begins with the Gospel accounts of how Jesus Christ instituted the Eucharist. It explains how the sacrifices and offerings in the Old Testament prefigured the perfect and final sacrifice in Jesus Christ Himself—the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world...

  • Paul VI: The Misunderstood Pope

    Movie

    He was the Pope who closed the Second Vatican Council. He led the Catholic Church in the midst of one of its worst crises in history. He steered the course of the Church through the revolution of 1968 that shook the moral basis of a civilization. He was under fire from Lefèbvre fundamentalists, p...

  • Prayer: A Surge of the Heart

    Movie

    Finding time to pray can be difficult. Modern life is very busy with so many distractions at every turn, and there's always another job to be done. This inspiring presentation challenges us to make more time for God in our lives and highlights the importance of an ever-deepening life of prayer. I...