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Learn More about our Catholic Faith

You can now learn more about the Catholic faith by simply sitting at your computer. Watch and listen to these talks in one sitting, or over several days (or weeks!) as you find time. You can watch a talk alone, or with your spouse or family members. You could use these talks (or parts of them) as starters for CWL or Knights of Columbus meetings, for RCIA sessions, or for any other parish-based adult faith formation.

Salt + Light

Born on the wings of the 2002 World Youth Day in Canada, Salt + Light is a unique instrument of the New Evangelization. It is dedicated to being – and helping others become – the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel to the world by telling stories of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith. Salt + Light’s mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel in Canada and globally by telling stories of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith. After Pope Benedict XVI’s announced resignation in February 2013, Salt + Light’s founder, Fr. Thomas Rosica CSB, was invited by the Vatican to join the staff of the Holy See Press Office. At the end of the Papal transition in April 2013, the Vatican asked him to serve as English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office. He continues to relate on a daily basis with English language media around the world.

Roman Catholic TV

Check out the various channels of Roman Catholic TV, a Canadian Catholic NetTV site. There are eight “channels” through which you can learn about different aspects of faith, including the Year of Mercy, spirituality among aboriginal Catholics, plus “being green” and caring for our common home (see Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Laudato Si’).

Word on Fire

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Are you looking for homilies to download to an iPod or memory stick, or do you prefer DVDs? Maybe you’d rather check out the Word on Fire blog. Search by media type to see all that Word On Fire has to offer. Whether you would like to search by Bible verse, Catechism paragraph, or topic, browsing by category gets you to where you want fast.

EWTN

The EWTN Global Catholic Network (Eternal Word Television Network - Global Catholic Network) is an American television network based in Alabama which presents around-the-clock Catholic-themed programming, and EWTN has done so since 1981.

Catholics Come Home

Have you been away for a while from the faith you were baptized in? Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church


We offer you three series of archived webcasts.

  1. Learn about the Mass (six sessions; each in two parts of about 30 min. each)

  2. Why does Vatican II matter to us today, 50 years later? (seven sessions; each in three parts of 20 min. each)

  3. The Nicene Creed: the Summary of What Catholics Believe  (seven sessions; each in three parts of 20 min. each)

Each session also offers reflection questions for you to use alone or in a group. 


Learn something small about your faith

Beliefs in Brief

What exactly do Catholics believe? Our beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. All Catholics pray this creed every Sunday. Perhaps next time you go, you can really listen to the words... better yet, join in! Often we might zone out like robots. Praying it—and living it—makes much more sense for our spiritual lives. Try it today.

Confession / Reconciliation

So what about confession? Is it really necessary? The magazine, The Word Among Us, had a good article about this sacrament of healing. See one video explanation of why it is essential.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the two sacraments of healing offered by the Church. How to go to confession is a question many people ask. If you are thinking about going to confession, you may need a guide for "examining your conscience" or looking at what attitudes and behaviours in your life keep you disconnected from God and God's people:


Self-directed growth

How can I go deeper?

Are you wanting to grow? Here are some suggestions to deepen your own faith.