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FORMED Now

18 Seasons

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  • Parenting a Child with a Religious Vocation

    Taylor Kemp sits down with Tom Kissel, Founder of Parents of Vocations, to discuss what it is like to be a parent of a child who has a religious vocation. Tom speaks from the experience of his own daughter discerning and, eventually, entering religious life and what the process was like for him a...

  • Saint John Paul II's Letter on the Rosary

    Episode 158

    Dr. Tim Gray and Lucas Pollice discuss St. John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae.

    You can find the entire apostolic letter here

    For more on Praying the Rosary:The Million Rosary March

    It is a wonderful mission and opportunity for all of us to pray the rosary daily Beg...

  • Jesus' Crucifixion

    Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Mark Giszczak on this Good Friday as they prayerfully discuss the Crucifixion and death of Jesus.

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  • Ask the Professor (Part 3)

    Have you ever wanted to ask a professor of Catholic theology your faith-related questions? In this FORMED Now episode, Dr. Ben Akers is put on the spot, answering questions he might not know the answer to. Watch to find answers to your questions and to see how Dr. Akers does.

    We want to hear you...

  • How Do We Live Pro-Life?

    In these three videos, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Lynn Grandon, Director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Denver, to discuss the pro-life movement. In light of the leaked Supreme Court document, the first episode examines the potential ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturn...

  • Why Is the Church Pro-Life?

    In these three videos, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Lynn Grandon, Director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Denver, to discuss the pro-life movement. In light of the leaked Supreme Court document, the first episode examines the potential ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturn...

  • Overturning Roe v. Wade

    In these three videos, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Lynn Grandon, Director of the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Denver, to discuss the pro-life movement. In light of the leaked Supreme Court document, the first episode examines the potential ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturn...

  • What Is the Amen App?

    What is the Amen App? How can I use it? Will it help me grow in my relationship with God? In this episode of FORMED Now, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Eddie Trask to give an update on the Amen App after its first six months and also discuss how it can serve the faithful in growing in the life of p...

  • Saint Justin Martyr

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Klein to discuss St. Justin Martyr—an early Church martyr who lived from about AD 100 to 165 and wrote several significant Christian apologetic works. St. Justin was a convert to the Catholic faith, philosopher, and is famous for his idea of the "seeds o...

  • Ask the Professor (Part 2)

    Have you ever wanted to ask a professor of Catholic theology your faith-related questions? In this FORMED Now episode, Dr. Ben Akers is put on the spot, answering questions he might not know the answer to. Watch to find answers to your questions and to see how Dr. Akers does.

    We want to hear you...

  • Ask the Professor (Part 1)

    Have you ever wanted to ask a professor of Catholic theology your faith-related questions? In this FORMED Now episode, Dr. Ben Akers is put on the spot, answering questions he might not know the answer to. Watch to find answers to your questions and to see how Dr. Akers does.

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Introduction

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Act One

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Act Two

    Episode 3

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • The Jeweler's Shop: Act Three

    Episode 4

    Pope St. John Paul II is known as a great theologian, philosopher, and pastor. However, he was not only a great thinker but was also a man in tune with the arts, as demonstrated by his poetry and his work as a playwright. In this four-part series, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger explore o...

  • A Catholic Take on Star Wars

    Join a Biblical scholar and a moral theologian as they discuss Star Wars! Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger, professors at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, dive into the famous series of Star Wars created by George Lucas. These two Star Wars enthusiasts look into the various th...

  • How Can My Parish Use the Catechism?

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of the catechetical series Real + True, to discuss the exciting new program on the catechism called Real + True available on FORMED. This catechetical series created by Our Sunday Visitor walks through the Catechism of the Catholic Church w...

  • How Can I Engage the Catechism?

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of the catechetical series Real + True, to discuss the exciting new program on the catechism called Real + True available on FORMED. This catechetical series created by Our Sunday Visitor walks through the Catechism of the Catholic Church w...

  • Saint Athanasius

    Join Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Elizabeth Klein as they discuss the early Church Father, St. Athanasius.

    A bishop and Doctor of the Church, St. Athanasius is remembered as the great defender of the Nicene Creed. He was exiled five times from his own diocese under four different emperors. A great tea...

  • Is the Catechism True?

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Edmund Mitchell, co-founder of the catechetical series Real + True, to discuss the exciting new program on the catechism called Real + True available on FORMED. This catechetical series created by Our Sunday Visitor walks through the Catechism of the Catholic Church w...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Crucifixion

    Episode 5

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: The Myth of Progress

    Episode 6

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...

  • Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary: The Carrying of the Cross

    Episode 4

    Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them...

  • A Sign of Contradiction: Priest, Prophet, King

    Episode 5

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Christopher Blum, Provost of the Graduate School of Theology, introduce a Lenten series preached by Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—later Pope John Paul II—compiled into a single volume and recently brought back into print.

    This retreat walks listeners and viewers through major theme...