Talks: Personal Growth / Inspirational

  • Put Not Your Trust in Princes by Christopher Check

    Speaking from his perspective as a historian, Christopher Check reminds us that the crisis of our age is cultural and, in the end, spiritual. He explains that a flourishing society is not achieved through legislation or at the ballot box, but instead radiates from the family out. Using examples f...

  • There is Life in the Womb by Archbishop Fulton Sheen

    Movie

    Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best-loved and most influential preachers of the 20th century and author of over 90 books. He reached nearly 30 million people through his weekly program, Life is Worth Living, and his cause for canonization was officially opened in 2002. He explains the ...

  • Relativism: Do You Know How It Is Affecting You? by Chris Stefanick

    Movie

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI considered moral relativism to be the most dangerous dictatorship existing in the world today. In this presentation, Chris Stefanick debunks the powerful and epidemic myth of relativism with honesty, relevance, humor, and logical validity, offering a much-needed perspec...

  • The Four Levels of Happiness by Fr. Robert Spitzer

    Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, a highly a renowned philosopher and the founder of the Magis Center, provides a truly enlightening and practical discussion on how to achieve deep and enduring happiness. Referencing the wisdom of the ages, including that of Aristotle and Plato, this talk provides the keys...

  • Voting Guidelines for Catholics with David Durand

    Movie

    Dave Durand is an internationally recognized best-selling author, motivational speaker, sales consultant, corporate executive, television guest, host of a nationally syndicated weekly segment on Relevant Radio, faithful Catholic, husband and father.

    Did you know that the Catholic Church teaches...

  • Aborting America: Story of an Ex-Abortionist & Ex-Atheist by Bernard Nathanson

    Bernard Nathanson was an American medical doctor from New York who helped to found the National Abortion Rights Action League, but then later became an acclaimed pro-life activist. He gained national attention by becoming one of the founding members of the National Abortion Rights Action League, ...

  • Proclaiming the Kingdom: The Gospel of Matthew

    Movie

    The audio course "Proclaiming the Kingdom" systematically unpacks the riches of the Gospel of Matthew. Sometimes called "the Gospel of the Kingdom" because of its central theme, Matthew was the most often quoted of the four gospels in the writings of the early Church Fathers. These talks were ori...

  • The Life of Padre Pio

    Movie

    Matthew Arnold recounts the life story of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a twentieth century saint and mystic who is known around the world as Padre Pio.

    This presentation includes fascinating details about St. Pio's ministry of hearing confessions, his ability to read souls, the multitude of miracles ...

  • Science, the Origin of the Universe, & God by Fr. Robert Spitzer

    Movie

    All too often, science is falsely pitted against Faith to disprove the tenants of Christianity. In this informative talk, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ—expert in physics, philosophy, and theology—debunks this powerful myth as he discusses the Big Bang and the origin of the universe with sound reason, cr...

  • Religionless Spirituality by Dr. Tim Gray

    Movie

    Renowned Scripture scholar and author, Dr. Tim Gray, provides a fascinating explanation of the importance of the visible Church and the centrality of God on earth. He offers incredible insights that make clear the role of the Church as an essential part of God's plan for salvation, which are sure...

  • 13 Reasons Why You Matter

  • OSV Innovation Talks

    1 season

    OSV Institute & ODB Films present OSV Innovation Talks, a series for inspiration, creativity, and innovation in ministry and evangelization, influenced by powerful talks from prominent Catholic leaders. Learn more at: https://osvtalks.com/

  • Discerning God's Will by Fr. Larry Richards

    "How do I know what God wants?" Knowing the will of God can be an intimidating topic for people of all ages. In this talk, Fr. Larry Richards, the founder of "The Reason for Our Hope" foundation, delves into the process of discernment. With personal stories, practical steps, and sound advice, Fr....

  • Anger and Forgiveness by Dr. Bob McDonald

    Catholic psychotherapist Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald provides a spiritual and psychological prescription for overcoming the sinful anger that poisons the mind of Christ within, causing alienation and division. His practical wisdom shows that only by learning how to forgive can we hope to promote heal...

  • Facing Your Fears by Mark Hart

  • Who am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love by Edward Sri

    Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture strongly promoting the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 "keys" to enable Christians to oppose with logic an...

  • Walk the Walk: Following Christ as His Disciple by Tim Gray

    Being a disciple of Jesus has always been synonymous with being a Christian. From the Scriptures and from his own experience, biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray explains how Christian discipleship calls us to follow in the footsteps of Christ as engaged participants in God's plan, ordering our lives t...

  • Shameless: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You by Jeff Cavins

    As a young adult, Jeff Cavins left the Catholic Church and became a Protestant pastor for 12 years. After returning to the Catholic Church, Jeff became a nationally known speaker who has helped hundreds of thousands come to a clearer understanding of Scripture and our Faith. In this presentation,...

  • The Truth by Fr. Larry Richards

    What is the meaning of life? Fr. Larry Richards tackles life's biggest question with straightforward, timeless, and often jolting answers. In this one-of-a-kind, life-affirming reality check, he unlocks the mysteries of our existence and opens our hearts and souls to the meaning of life. The Trut...

  • Calming the Emotional Storms by Dr. Gregory Popcak

    In this practical but spiritual presentation, Dr. Gregory Popcak discusses four keys to develop self-awareness and self-mastery. He reveals that emotions are a gift from God and that they can help you grow in virtue. Learn how to master your feelings and calm your emotional storms so that you can...

  • An Invitation to Consider the Catholic Faith by Fr. Francis Peffley

    Why should a person who is not Catholic consider entering into the Church? Father Francis Peffley gives five compelling reasons, followed by a simple outline of the steps one would take to begin the process of becoming Catholic. Fr. Peffley is active with parish young adult ministry, retreat work...

  • Swimming Upstream: Going Against the Current Culture by Stephen Ray

    In this empowering talk, Steve Ray shares what it means to be a Christian in today's world. By examining the lives and martyrdoms of the early Christians and understanding how they transformed the pagan Greco-Roman culture, Steve gives us a blueprint for the New Evangelization. Learn from early C...

  • The Incredible Mind of G.K. Chesterton by Dale Ahlquist

  • Can You Trust God?

    Movie

    Since the fall of our first parents, humanity has been tempted to mistrust God the Father's love for us. Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray takes us on a journey that addresses the pervasive misconceptions that God is quick to anger, that the God of the Old and New Testaments are different, and that ...