Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism (Part One)

Fulfilled: Part One, Starter Pack. Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism
Fulfilled Starter Pack

Have you ever been unable to explain the “why” of Catholic beliefs? Have you ever wondered why the Old Testament sounds so different from the New Testament? In the Old Testament, God began building a plan and laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith. That plan was fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament.

Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism is an apologetic approach to sharing the Catholic Faith using the Old Testament Tabernacle as a blueprint for God’s plan. While it is designed as a faith-sharing Scripture study, you will also gain an understanding of some of the most questioned Catholic teachings. Fulfilled will reignite your love of Scripture and help you share and defend the Catholic Faith with the Word of God.

Part One focuses on the elements found in the outer sanctuary of the Tabernacle and how they connect to the liturgical calendar, the priesthood, purgatory, baptism, and more. Part Two (Coming Soon in 2018) focuses on the elements found in the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle and how they connect to the Magisterium, the Eucharist, incense, Mary, and more.

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REQUIEM by The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter CD

Requiem cdThe Fraternity (FSSP) is an international community considered one of the top specialists in Gregorian Chant around the world. While listening to the peaceful and mystical chant inside of this CD – be transported throughout ancient history to all regions of the world with this beautiful and unique presentation of Requiem from The Fraternity… With the exceptional art form of Gregorian chant, this recording has a spiritual quality. With an ethos reflecting a time of sadness, representing that period of mourning inherent in the Requiem, this recording also simultaneously inspires a certain hope, a calmness and prayer, arresting a glorious balance through the gift of poetic song. This unique recording contains twenty unique tracks of sublime treasures, mostly Gregorian chant, and the album concludes with polyphonic motets striking just the right ending accent.

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The Prophets Starter Pack by Thomas Smith and Sarah Christmyer

Author(s): ThoThe Prophets Messengers of God's Mercymas Smith and Sarah Christmyer

The Prophets Starter Pack includes the 5-DVD Set (ten, 30-min. sessions in which Thomas Smith provides expert commentary on the biblical prophets) and the Study Set. A Study Set is essential for each participant. It includes engaging study questions (with lesson summaries, home reading assignments, talk outlines, charts, diagrams, and more) and a set of suggested “Responses,” which are needed for home preparation, small group discussion, and lesson reviews. Study Questions (with lesson summaries, home reading assignments, talk outlines, charts, diagrams, and more) Suggested Responses (for lesson review) Study Binder 5-DVD Set (ten, 30-min. sessions)

God is Calling you to a Deeper Relationship With Him Through the Teachings of the Prophets. The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy 10 – Part Study Throughout the year in the mass, we are visited by the prophets. Persecuted and mysterious, they affect the insurmountable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our relationship with God. The prophets Messengers of God’s Mercy explains who the prophets were, what their message was, and how to apply the lessons of the prophets to your daily life which will affect powerful changes in your life. The Jewish prophets in the old testament are individuals who have been contacted by messengers from God, usually in the form of an angel, and speaks for them serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. God in His great mercy has always sent humanity prophets when they went wayward. When they married out of the Faith and married pagans or worshipped foriegn idols. We know that this study will help you understand humanity and its shortcomings and how God always comes to rescue us.He is so mercyful and loving. Thank you Lord for being our Abba.

 

 

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40 The Most Important Human Rights Issue of Our Time

One of the most compelling pro-life documentaries ever produced! 40 features inspiring stories and deeply personal interviews with many of the biggest names in the Pro-Life movement, such as: Lila Rose, the President of Live Action; Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Director and Founder of “And Then There Were None;” Rebecca Kiessling, Pro-life Speaker and Conceived in Rape; Jeanne Monahan, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund; Dr. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro- Life Union; Ryan Bomberger, Founder of Radiance Foundation; Keith Mason, Co-founder of Personhood USA; Joe Scheidler, Founder of the Pro-Life Action League; David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, and many more!

40 The Most Important Human Rights Issue

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Pillar II: Sacraments, DVD Set

This twelve-part DVD Series explores the second Pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacraments. Not only will you learn about the power and purpose of the sacraments, you’ll also discover how these fonts of inexhaustible grace can transform your life, providing strength, healing, and hope. Each 45 minute presentation is designed to accompany a lesson in Pillar II: Sacraments Study Set and Leader’s Binder, which contain the essential reading assignments, questions, suggested responses, and additional material for the study.

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Theology of the Body for Teens Student Workbook

Theology of the Body for teens Student Workbook
by Brian Butler, Jason & Crystalina Evert

The Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition Student Workbook presents the revolutionary teachings of Blessed John Paul II to teens in a way that is relevant, easy-to-follow, and entertaining. It follows the 12 segments presented in the Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition DVD Set and Leader’s Guide. Each participant of the program should have a Student Workbook.

The Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition Student Workbook Includes:

Lesson Overviews
Suggested Prayers
Story Starter Activities
Comprehension & Discussion Questions
Bridging the Gap Material (Relates Lesson to Teens)
Words of Wisdom
Live It Out Sections (Applies the Lesson to Teens)

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Divine Mercy Image Standard Gold Frame (Skemp)

Divine Mery Image
Divine Mercy Image

Divine Mercy Image (Skemp)with a standard gold frame

One of the most beloved images of the Divine mercy, this modern depiction by Robert Skemp comes as a fine art print in an attractive gold solid wood frame under non-glare glass. The larger sizes of this image are available as archival-quality giclée canvases in ornate gold frames. Handcrafted in Steubenville, Ohio, this touching devotional piece is sure to be treasured for years to come! ~Sizes listed are for the print/glass only~

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Galatians: Set Free to Live, Starter Pack

Paul’s letter to the Galatians speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” This fascinating letter reveals the merciful love that God the Father has for us, his children. It speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and it explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice through faith and love. Galatians is a study that will reignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you.

by Jeff Cavins and Gayle Somers

 

This Starter Pack contains everything a leader needs to begin the Galatians: Set Free to Live Study, including:
4 DVD Set (Eight, 50 min. sessions)
Study Set (Binder with study notes, questions & responses)

Each participant of the Study should have their own Study Set.

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Youcat – Youth Catechism

Youcat Youth Catechism of the Catholic ChurchYoucat is a Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. This Catechism was developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, Youcat is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins.

Youcat Explains:
• What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
• How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
• How Catholics are to live (moral life)
• How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)

The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the “go-to” place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Illustrated.

Recently Pope Benedict gave out 50,000 copies of the Youcat to Lebanese youth.

This book has been reviewed by our staff and we found that sexual immorality was sufficiently covered. Everything seems to be in accordance with the Church.

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It’s trendy to be a traditionalist in the Catholic church

 

SINCE the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the Roman Catholic church has striven to adapt to the modern world. But in the West—where many hoped a contemporary message would go down best—believers have left in droves. Sunday mass attendance in England and Wales has fallen by half from the 1.8m recorded in 1960; the average age of parishioners has risen from 37 in 1980 to 52 now. In America attendance has declined by over a third since 1960. Less than 5% of French Catholics attend regularly, and only 15% in Italy. Yet as the mainstream wanes, traditionalists wax.

Take the Latin mass, dumped by the Vatican in 1962 for liturgies in vernacular languages. In its most traditional form, the priest consecrates the bread and wine in a whisper with his back to the congregation: anathema to those who think openness is the spirit of the age. But Father John Zuhlsdorf, an American priest and blogger, says it challenges worshippers, unlike the cosy liberalism of the regular services. “It is not just a school assembly,” he says.

Others share his enthusiasm. The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, started in 1965, now has over 5,000 members. The weekly number of Latin masses is up from 26 in 2007 to 157 now. In America it is up from 60 in 1991 to 420. At Brompton Oratory, a hotspot of London traditionalism, 440 flock to the main Sunday Latin mass. That is twice the figure for the main English one. Women sport mantillas (lace headscarves). Men wear tweeds.

But it is not a fogeys’ hangout: the congregation is young and international. Like evangelical Christianity, traditional Catholicism is attracting people who were not even born when the Second Vatican Council tried to rejuvenate the church. Traditionalist groups have members in 34 countries, including Hong Kong, South Africa and Belarus. Juventutem, a movement for young Catholics who like the old ways, boasts scores of activists in a dozen countries. Traditionalists use blogs, websites and social media to spread the word—and to highlight recalcitrant liberal dioceses and church administrators, who have long seen the Latinists as a self-indulgent, anachronistic and affected minority. In Colombia 500 people wanting a traditional mass had to use a community hall (they later found a church).

A big shift came in 2007 when Pope Benedict XVI formally endorsed the use of the old-rite Latin mass. Until that point, fondness for the traditional liturgy could blight a priest’s career. The cause has also received new vim from the Ordinariate, a Vatican-sponsored grouping for ex-Anglicans. Dozens of Anglican priests have “crossed the Tiber” from the heavily ritualistic “smells and bells” high-church wing; they find a ready welcome among traditionalist Roman Catholics.

The return of the old rite causes quiet consternation among more modernist Catholics. Timothy Radcliffe, once head of Britain’s Dominicans, sees in it “a sort of ‘Brideshead Revisited’ nostalgia”. The traditionalist revival, he thinks, is a reaction against the “trendy liberalism” of his generation. Some swings of pendulums may be inevitable. But for a church hierarchy in Western countries beset by scandal and decline, the rise of a traditionalist avant-garde is unsettling. Is it merely an outcrop of eccentricity, or a sign that the church took a wrong turn 50 years ago?

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