• Vatican II, Mercy, & You by Fr. Michael Gaitley

    In this illuminating talk, Fr. Michael Gaitley recounts how Archbishop Karol Wojty_a, later Pope St. John Paul II, used the teachings of the Second Vatican Council with great success to help Catholics in his diocese live their Catholic Faith fully. Learn how Vatican II provides a map to help us e...

  • Vatican II, Mercy, & You: St. John Paul II's Vision for the New Evangelization by Fr. Michael Gaitley

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    In this illuminating talk, Fr. Michael Gaitley recounts how Archbishop Karol Wojtyła, later Pope St. John Paul II, used the teachings of the Second Vatican Council with great success to help Catholics in his diocese live their Catholic Faith fully. Learn how Vatican II provides a map to help us e...

  • Music—Part II
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    The Elements of the Catholi...

    Music—Part II

    The Elements of the Catholic Mass - Opening Up the Treasures of the Mass

    The 1967 Instruction, Musicam Sacram, is the most definitive statement on music in the Mass since the Second Vatican Council. This Instruction both clarifies and articulates the Church's understanding of sacred music. Musicam Sacram describes three degrees or categories of texts of the Mass to be...

  • John Paul II: The Man, The Pope and His Message

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    An intimate portrait of the man, the pope and his message, this series of documentaries reveals the epic proportions of the life and work of Pope John Paul. By special arrangements with the Vatican, this timeless footage over the span of five hours, was produced by renown Italian journalist, Albe...

  • Pope John Paul II

    "This epic film follows Karol Wojtyla's journey from his youth in Poland through his late days on the Chair of St. Peter. It explores his life behind the scenes: how he touched millions of people, changed the face of the Church and the world, and how he defended the dignity of mankind. Jon Voight...

  • Pope John Paul II

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    This epic film follows Karol Wojtyla's journey from his youth in Poland through his late days on the Chair of St. Peter. It explores his life behind the scenes: how he touched millions of people, changed the face of the Church and the world, and how he defended the dignity of mankind. Jon Voight'...

  • Revolution of John XXIII: The Second Vatican Council
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    Rome Reports - TV News Agency

    Revolution of John XXIII: The Second Vatican Council

    Rome Reports - TV News Agency

    Rome, 1959. Cardinals elect a 76 year old Pope, hoping for an uneventful pontificate without surprises. But John XXIII surprised everyone.

    With the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII launched the greatest revolution in the modern history of the Catholic Church. He summoned the world's bis...

  • Week 4: Pope St. John Paul II
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    Hearts Afire Parish Program...

    Week 4: Pope St. John Paul II

    Hearts Afire Parish Programs with Fr. Michael Gaitley - 33 Days to Morning Glory

    This fourth and final full week is focused on the example and words of another great teacher of Marian consecration: Pope St. John Paul II. Called "the most Marian pope," he profoundly deepened the Church's understanding of Marian consecration. Building on the work of the Second Vatican Council, ...

  • Mary: God's Yes to Man (Redemptoris Mater) by Saint Pope John Paul II

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    Pope John Paul II's only encyclical on our Blessed Mother, with introduction by the Cardinal Prefect of the congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, and commentary by one of the world's leading Catholic theologians, Hans Urs von Balthasar. The Church's supreme magist...

  • Intelligent Worship
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    The Elements of the Catholi...

    Intelligent Worship

    The Elements of the Catholic Mass - Opening Up the Treasures of the Mass

    The Second Vatican Council, in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, called for "active participation" on the part of the Faithful. It also called for a participation that would be full and conscious. In this episode we learn the importance of worshiping intelligently.

  • The Eucharist: Source & Summit of the Christian Life
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    ECHO with Bishop Donald Hyi...

    The Eucharist: Source & Summit of the Christian Life

    ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying - The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated

    The Second Vatican Council teaches that "the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time, it is the font from which all her power flows." The Eucharist and the celebration of the sacrifice of the Mass is at the very heart and center of the Christian...

  • The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ
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    ECHO with Bishop Donald Hyi...

    The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ

    ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying - The Creed

    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...

  • Pius XII: Under the Roman Sky

    Based on Vatican documents and personal testimonies used by advocates for the canonization cause of Venerable Pope Pius XII, this epic film stars acclaimed actor James Cromwell in a powerful movie about the great and often hidden struggle waged by the Pope and many others with him to save the Jew...

  • John Paul the Great: A Pope Who Made History
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    John Paul the Great: A Pope Who Made History

    Rome Reports - TV News Agency

    This moving retrospective on John Paul II follows the story of his life from his youthful days in Poland to his entry into the priesthood to his long and legendary papacy. Witness highlighted moments that made history and touched millions around the world in this sentimental look at one of the mo...

  • Paul VI: The Misunderstood Pope

    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...

  • The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ
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    ECHO with Bishop Donald Hyi...

    The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ

    ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying - The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated

    The celebration of the Sacred Liturgy is at the very heart of Catholicism. In fact, Vatican II teaches that "the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time, it is the font from which all her power flows" (Sacrosanctum Concilium, art. 10). In other ...

  • Communion Point Two: Chapters 2.4-2.5
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    Hearts Afire Parish Program...

    Communion Point Two: Chapters 2.4-2.5

    Hearts Afire Parish Programs with Fr. Michael Gaitley - Wisdom and Works of Mercy

    Wait, we already covered faith. So why rehash that road again? We're doing it because of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), which took a new, deeper approach to the topic of faith. At least, that's the interpretation of one of the bishops who was at the Council, Karol Wojty_a. But why shoul...

  • Communion Point Three: Chapter 2.3, Continued
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    Communion Point Three: Chapter 2.3, Continued

    Hearts Afire Parish Programs with Fr. Michael Gaitley - Wisdom and Works of Mercy

    What is "the human dimension of the mystery of redemption"? It has to do with what Jesus Christ reveals about man. It has to do with some of John Paul II's favorite words from Vatican II, "It is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear." So, what does...

  • Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest

    Pope Paul VI was a leader in the Catholic Church as a priest, bishop, cardinal, and pope through one of the most difficult periods in its history—ófrom the Fascist regime and World War II to the constitution of the Italian Republic, from the Second Vatican Council to the protests and the terroris...

  • Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest

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    Pope Paul VI was a leader in the Catholic Church as a priest, bishop, cardinal, and pope through one of the most difficult periods in its history——from the Fascist regime and World War II to the constitution of the Italian Republic, from the Second Vatican Council to the protests and the terroris...