ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying
The ECHO series from Ahava Productions will be a 36 part video-based study of the United States Catholic Catechism of Adults (USCCA) presented by Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin. These short and engaging videos introduce each chapter of the USCCA and provide an inspiring start to personal or group study of our rich Catholic Faith.
View all four sessions in the drop-down menu below or access them here:
The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated
Christian Morality: The Faith Lived
Prayer: The Faith Prayed
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My Soul Longs for You, O God
Before his conversion, St. Augustine desperately searched for truth and the meaning of life in the ancient philosophies, in wealth, in social prestige, even in the immoral practices of time. However, in all these things, his heart was restless and his life unfulfilled. It was only when St. August...
God Comes to Meet Us
Many people today believe in God, but they see God as a very distant and non-personal God who created and put the universe in motion, but then has little care or concern about his creation or us as human beings. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Not only did God create us in his image and li...
Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature
How do we know today what Jesus really said and taught over 2000 years ago? Where do we go to truly know and understand all that God has revealed? In this chapter, we will be exploring how Jesus Christ himself established the Church as the "pillar and bulwark of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15) and ho...
Bring about the Obedience of Faith
What is faith? For many faith is merely an intellectual assent to something that is believed to be true. However, faith is so much more—it is the full submission of both our intellect and will to God who personally reveals himself to us as he proposes to us his plan for our lives. Therefore, fait...
I Believe in God
The central mystery of the Christian faith is our belief in one God in Three Persons—the Blessed Trinity. This belief has major ramifications about what we believe about God, about his creation, and about ourselves as human persons created in the image and likeness of God.
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Man and Woman in the Beginning
One of the most pressing questions of our time surrounds the meaning of life and the nature of the human person. Where did I come from? Why am I here? What is human happiness? What does it mean to love? The good news is that Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith provide the definitive answers to al...
The Good News: God has Sent His Son
Who is Jesus Christ? This is the question we will be exploring in this session. Jesus, who is both fully God and fully human, reveals to us the truth of not only who God is, but also the fullness of truth about the human person. As the Second Vatican Council beautifully teaches us: "The truth is ...
The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ
"O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer!" These words proclaimed by the entire Church in the Exsultet of the Easter Vigil Mass powerfully sum up the saving Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our...
Receive the Holy Spirit
In the Nicene Creed we profess, "I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life." The Holy Spirit fills our hearts and animates and gives us the grace and power to live the Christian life. This session will explore exactly who the third Person of the Trinity is and discuss his role in b...
The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ
The Second Vatican Council teaches that "the Church is in Christ like a sacrament or as a sign and instrument both of a very closely knit union with God and of the unity of the whole human race" (Lumen Gentium, art. 1). The Church was founded by Christ to be the visible Kingdom of God on earth, a...
The Four Marks of the Church
In the Nicene Creed every Sunday we profess: "I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church." These four marks of the Church stand at the very heart of the mission and nature of the Church, and if any one of these marks is removed or diminished, the Church as Jesus founded her would no l...
Mary: The Church's First & Most Perfect Member
In the Gospel of John, we see the powerful scene in which Jesus gives to the Church his final gift: "Behold, your mother!" (John 19:27). Here we see Jesus inaugurating Mary's role as mother of the Church. Therefore, it should be no surprise that from the very earliest time of the Church, Christia...
Our Eternal Destiny
What happens after we die? Is there life after death? Does what I do in this life really have eternal consequences? These are the questions that humanity has been asking since its beginning. For Christians, death is not the end of life; rather for those who hope in Christ, death is the entrance i...
Echo, Creed Study Guide