The Creed - Outside da Box via YouTube

When you recite the Creed, are you being real or are you being a robot? Do you know what you are saying? Is there a difference between believing there is a God and believing in God?

Teens

The Trinity: 3 in 1 (St. Mary's Press via YouTube)

A short video that uses the three forms of water (solid, liquid, gas) to explain the Trinity.

The Trinity and an Apple Tree (St. Mary's Press via YouTube)

Although all analogies of the Trinity are imperfect, this analogy inspired a young man to service!

The Trinity (YouTube)

Some of us have heard the phrase “God in three persons, Blessed Trinity.” What does that mean? Bishop Don Hying has more on this divine trio. From C4 – Ignite Your Catholic Faith Video Series (Archdiocese of Milwaukee).

Joy Story (Outside da Box via YouTube)

In the hands of young Aaron, the nativity figurines (especially the angel) are transformed into 1st century action figures. After Aaron’s mother gently guides him away from that activity, the story of Jesus comes to life in the manger and an unusual participant in the scene learns about the important role Mary played in the salvation of the world. From Outside da Box.

Mary in 2 Minutes (Busted Halo via YouTube)

What’s the big deal with Catholics and the Virgin Mary? Do they worship her or just pray to her? What’s the Annunciation? What’s the Immaculate Conception? What’s the Assumption? All these questions and more answered in this short video from Busted Halo.

How the Church declares someone a saint? (Busted Halo via YouTube)

Wanna Know…How the Catholic Church declares someone a saint? Have you ever wondered about the steps to canonization — that is, being named a saint by the Catholic Church? Who is eligible? What happens on the way to being named a saint? Aren’t there miracles involved? We answer all those questions and more in this saint-filled video. From Busted Halo.

The Last Things (YouTube)

The Catholic Church has many different traditions and rituals. Why? Bishop Don Hying shares more on the sacraments and why they’re so important. From C4 – Ignite Your Catholic Faith Video Series (Archdiocese of Milwaukee)

Heaven, Hell & Purgatory (St. Mary's Press via YouTube)

An easy-to-understand explanation of what Catholics believe about Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory.

The Marks of the Church (C4 via YouTube)

At Mass, we profess belief in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. What does that mean? In this episode, Bishop Don Hying breaks down the traits of the Church, etched in the Nicene Creed. From C4 – Ignite Your Catholic Faith Video Series (Archdiocese of Milwaukee).

Scripture & Tradition (YouTube)

An overview of how the Catholic Church safeguards revelation: Scripture and Tradition. From www.vocationnetrowk.org.

Articles & PowerPoints from St. Mary's Press

Aquinas' Five Proofs for the Existence of God

A listing of St. Thomas Aquinas’ five proofs for the existence of God.

The Trinity

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. Author Arthur David Canales offers an introduction to the Holy Trinity, including the dogma’s historical development and key features.

Let the Church Say "Amen"

Amen is a cry of complete reliance, of heartfelt abandonment to something or someone that is true and trustworthy. THE TWO-SYLLABLE WORD COULD BE HEARD by all in the front quarter of the sizeable church.

Thinking Catholic

Thinking Catholic is a mind-set, an attitude of the heart, a bundle of insights and presumptions and priorities that are derived from faith. In our American society people used to agree that abortion was criminal, that divorce was bad, …

Adults

Catechism of the Catholic Church: I Believe/We Believe

English translation on Vatican Website of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 1, Chapters 1-3.

Who is Jesus? (YouTube)

This is a clip of Fr. Barron’s (WordOnFire.org) project: CATHOLICISM. This short clip is from episode one and it’s called “Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man” and begins to tackle questions like…Who is Jesus? Should we be amazed and afraid of Him? Have we domesticated Him too much? Do we fully grasp the significance of what He claims to be?

Catechism of the Catholic Church: I Believe in Jesus Christ

English translation on Vatican website of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 2.

Catechism of the Catholic Church: I Believe in God the Father

English translation on Vatican website of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 1.

Catechism of the Catholic Church: I Believe in the Holy Spirit

English translation on Vatican website of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 3.

Hidden message behind the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? (courtesy of the Catholic News Agency)

From 1558 – 1829 Catholics in England were prohibited by law from any practice of their faith in private or public. Although the snopes.com “fact check” website discounts the claim there are some who believe that the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” was written as a catechism song for young Catholics with two levels of meaning – the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to Catholics. Each element of the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember, for example “true love” represents Jesus, love incarnate. Here’s the Catholic News Agency’s item on a Catholic interpretation of the song.