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  • Convinced: Why Would Anyone Become Catholic?

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    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

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    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

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    "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...

  • Glorious Lives: Cardinal Francis George

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    "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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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    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

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    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...

  • Rome Reports

    1 season

    Rome Reports is an international TV news agency based in Rome, Italy, featuring programs that cover the Pope and the Vatican.

  • The Face of Mercy (Narrated by Jim Caviezel)

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    Since his election to the papacy, Pope Francis has inspired millions by urging us to embrace mercy, ultimately revealed in the face of Christ. Now comes an extraordinary new film on this powerful message that brings hope, healing, and forgiveness to a broken world. Narrated by Jim Caviezel, The F...

  • Ocean of Mercy

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    At the dawn of the twentieth century, three voices rose up from Poland to proclaim an urgent message, a message powerful enough to alter the course of an age plunging into spiritual darkness.

    Filmed on location in more than twenty cities across Poland and the United States, this true story exami...

  • One Sister's Vocation: Daughters of Saint Paul

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    What is vocational discernment? Why would a young woman consider religious life? What should she do when she feels God calling her? A group of Daughters of St. Paul and young women discerning religious life—gathered in Tempe, Arizona, for Sr. Maria Kim's perpetual profession—explore these questio...

  • Saint Maria Goretti: Fourteen Flowers of Pardon

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    This is the true story of a young virgin's ultimate act of love. On her deathbed, eleven year old Maria Goretti forgave Alessandro Serenelli, the man who mortally stabbed her because she resisted his attempted rape. Alessandro was sentenced to thirty years in prison for murdering Maria, and after...

  • Saint Rita of Cascia: The True Story

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    A compelling docu-drama that tells the whole story of the amazing life of St. Rita of Cascia, the very popular saint who lived in Italy in the 14th century. Famous as the patronness of hopeless situations, St. Rita dealt with many very difficult and tragic events in her life. Through it all she d...

  • Saint Francis of Assisi: His Life and Miracles

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    This new docu-drama on the life and miracles of St. Francis is based on the official writings of Brother Thomas Celano, a close companion and friar with St. Francis who spent many years with the saint. Brother Thomas called Francis an "alter Christos" who was like "a holy mirror of the sanctity o...

  • The Secret of Saint Thérèse

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    Called "the greatest saint of modern times" by Pope St. Pius X, Thérèse of Lisieux lived a hidden life in a Carmelite monastery and died at only twenty-four years old. Yet, her "secret" of sanctity has made her not only a great modern saint, but a Doctor of the Church. She promised to spend her H...

  • The Miracle of Father Kapaun: The Story of an American Spiritual & Military Hero

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    Emil Kapaun—priest, soldier, and Korean War hero—was a rare man. He was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, and is also being considered by the Vatican for canonization as a saint.

    Just as remarkable are the many non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Fa...