The Search

The Search

3 Seasons

What is this journey in between the event we call “birth” and the one we call “death”? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there. And, the answers are too.

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The Search
  • What are the Sacraments?

    Episode 1

  • What is Heaven?

    Episode 2

    Does heaven exist? Is heaven the eternal Church? Dr. Michael Barber and Chris Stefanick clear up common misunderstandings about heaven.

  • Why is there a Pope?

    Episode 3

    The Search Continues
    Did Jesus think of the pope? What is a pope? Dr. John Sehorn and Chris Stefanick hone in on the history of how the office of the pope came to be.

  • Is there Really a Hell?

    Episode 4

    The Search Continues
    Where is hell? How can a loving God send people to hell? Dr. Michael Barber and Chris Stefanick unravel what hell is and how people can go there.

  • What about Church Scandals?

    Episode 5

    The Search Continues
    What does a Catholic priest say about scandals in the Church? Fr. John Riley and Chris Stefanick confront the reality of sin within the Church's hierarchy and what to do about it.

  • Why a Priesthood?

    Episode 6

    The Search Continues
    Doesn't every baptized believer have a priestly role in the Kingdom of God? Are Catholic priests lonely? Fr. John Riley and Chris Stefanick dive into why the Catholic Church has priests.

  • Why Confess to a Priest?

    Episode 7

    The Search Continues
    Confession can be uncomfortable. Should I actually be excited about it? Does Jesus approve of Confession? Fr. John Riley and Chris Stefanick talk about it.

  • Religion or Relationship?

    Episode 8

    The Search Continues
    Can I be spiritual but not religious? Why do I need religion if I have a relationship with Jesus? Dr. John Sehorn and Chris Stefanick talk about it.

  • Was Jesus Really Foretold?

    Episode 9

    The Search Continues
    Does Jesus fulfill the Old Testament? Is Jesus prefigured in the Old Testament? Dr. Mark Giszczak and Chris Stefanick discuss passages that anticipate Jesus.

  • What is Sin?

    Episode 10

    The Search Continues
    Did the Church make up rules to take away our fun? Is sin real? Dr. John Sehorn and Chris Stefanick talk about it.

  • Why are Protestant Bibles Shorter?

    Episode 11

    The Search Continues
    Which Bible translations are Catholic? Why do Catholic Bibles have more books than Protestant Bibles? Dr. Mark Giszczak and Chris Stefanick talk about it.

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  • What about Other Religions?

    Episode 12

    The Search Continues
    Is there a difference between Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, or an other religion? Dr. John Sehorn and Chris Stefanick unpack the question of inter-religious dialogue.

  • What's Wrong with Sola Scriptura?

    Episode 13

    The Search Continues
    Is the Bible alone enough for me to be saved? Do I need the Church? Dr. Mark Giszczak and Chris Stefanick talk about Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church.

  • What about Church Scandals? Ep. 2

    Episode 14

    The Search Continues
    Why be Catholic if Church leaders are scandalous? Dr. John Sehorn and Chris Stefanick talk about it.

  • How Do I Read the Bible?

    Episode 15

    The Search Continues

    Is there only one way to use the Bible? Dr. Mark Giszczak and Chris Stefanick open up what the Bible is and ways in which you could read it.

  • Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

    Episode 16

    The Search Continues
    How do we know Jesus rose from the dead? Dr. Michael Barber and Chris Stefanick discuss various oppositions to the truth that Jesus actually died and rose from the dead.

  • What about the Apocalypse?

    Episode 17

    When is Jesus coming back? How do you read the Book of Revelation? Dr. Michael Barber and Chris Stefanick talk about how to read and understand the Apocalypse of John.

  • What is Purgatory?

    Episode 18

    Is purgatory hell? Is it in the Bible? Dr. Michael Barber and Chris Stefanick talk about it.

  • What about Divorce and Annulments?

    Episode 19

    The Search Continues
    Can a Catholic get divorced? Lucas Pollice and Chris Stefanick share the Church's teaching on marriage.

  • What does the Church Teach about IVF?

    Episode 20

    The Search Continues
    In-vitro fertilization is a sensitive issue. Lucas Pollice and Chris Stefanick explain the Church's teaching on IVF.

  • Do Catholics Worship Mary?

    Episode 21

    The Search Continues
    Do Catholics worship statues of Mary? Lucas Pollice and Chris Stefanick discuss how and why Catholics show special honor to Mary.

  • What is Baptism?

    Episode 22

    The Search Continues is a series of short videos to accompany The Search. https://watch.formed.org/the-search-1

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    Is baptism a bath in church? Dr. Elizabeth Klein and Chris Stefanick discuss what actually happens in baptism.

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  • Why can't Non-Catholics Receive the Eucharist?

    Episode 23

    The Search Continues
    Why is that a rule? Lucas Pollice and Chris Stefanick discuss the significance of the sacrament of Holy Communion and what it truly means.

  • Sell the Vatican and Feed the World?

    Episode 24

    The Search Continues
    Shouldn't the Church give her money to the poor instead of buying beautiful artwork? Dr. Elizabeth Klein and Chris Stefanick unveil how everyone benefits from the Church's wealth.