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Ignite your Faith!

Catholic Webinars to Ignite Your Faith!
 

Join Catholic authors and acclaimed Catholic speakers such as Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Teresa Tomeo, and others on various topics related to Catholicism.  Explore new books, study Catholic history, foster an ever deeper awareness of the richness of our Catholic faith and more!  Register today for one of the webinars below and check back often to discover new and updated content.

"Ever since the start of my ministry as Successor of Peter, I have spoken of the need to rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ...We hear this invitation directed to each of us, that none of us grow lazy in the faith. It is the lifelong companion that makes it possible to perceive, ever anew, the marvels that God works for us” (Pope Benedict XVI  Porta Fidei #2, 15).
 

God Listens: Personal Stories of Answered Prayers
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Join us as author Lorene Hanley Duquin discusses her new book, God Listens:  Personal Stories of Answered Prayers. 

From those seeking physical healing and strength to get through a difficult situation to those praying for discernment and spiritual healing, God Listens shows that the Lord always hears the prayers of his people.  Sometimes, he gives us what we want--but not always.  Duquin will explore true-life stories of people who turned to God in prayer. 

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The Shepherd Who Didn't Run
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Join us to hear award-winning author Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda discuss her book about Fr. Stanley Rother, the first US-born martyr, who will be beatified on September 23, 2017.

"The shepherd cannot run at the first sign of danger."

Fr. Stanley Rother was true to his word. He did not run. 

Fr. Stanley arrived in Guatemala in 1968, and immediately identified with his parishioners' simple, farming lifestyle. After nearly a decade, the violence of the Guatemalan civil war found its way into the peaceful village. Disappearances, killings, and danger became daily occurrences, but despite this unrest Fr. Stanley remained hard at work--and was martyred at the age of 46.

Maria will answer audience questions after her presentation. 
 

The Miracle and the Message: 100 Years of Fatima

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Join us to hear John C. Priess discuss his new book, The Miracle and the Message: 100 Years of Fatima.

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal.

The message of Fatima reflects all the teachings of the Catholic faith. It’s a message so simple children could understand it – but one so rich that theologians are still mining its depths.

In The Miracle and the Message: 100 Years of Fatima, the author describes in clear detail the Blessed Mother’s appearances to Lucia dos Santos, and Francisco, and Jacinta Marto (now the Church’s youngest canonized saints), and shares the background, sights, and sounds that draw you into the events as they unfolded over the course of the twentieth century.

More than a history lesson about the apparitions, The Miracle and the Message shows how to claim the message in our own lives, and fully embrace what Mary offers the Church and the World.

Whether you know little about what happened in Fatima and want to learn more, or already have a devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary, you will love The Miracle and the Message.

You'll see some of the photos from the book and Mr. Preiss will answer audience questions.  Plus, you'll have a chance to win a copy of his book!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Preiss is President of the Fatima Family Apostolate International, a Public Association of the Faithful, founded in 1986 by the late Father Robert J. Fox. The mission of the Fatima Family Apostolate International is to promote the message of Fatima and the sanctification of family life.
 

Casting Nets with the Saints

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We have an obligation as Christians to share the Gospel of Christ. But many are at a loss as to how to fulfill this commission.

Good news – we have a clear path we can follow, trod by holy men and women who have successfully brought millions of souls to Christ, the saints!

In his newest book, Casting Nets with the Saints, author and speaker Chris Stewart builds on The Seven Pillars of Effective Evangelization, using entertaining stories of the saints to demonstrate  the seven characteristics of an effective evangelizer. Modeled on the life and ministry of Jesus himself, a truly effective evangelist must be:

  • Joyful
  • Humble
  • Merciful
  • Peaceful
  • Faithful
  • Hopeful
  • Charitable

Learn how this book is perfect for individuals or parishes searching for an effective program for bringing the Faith to others and growing in it themselves.

Chris will answer questions and you'll have a chance to win a copy of this new book!
 

Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics

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Join us to hear Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ discuss his latest book, Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics.

What does it mean to be saved? Can I know that I am saved? As Christians, and especially as Catholics, we face these questions on a daily basis, not only from the people we meet but also in our own hearts. Scripture provides the answer, for the Bible isn’t simply a collection of disjointed tales — it is the story of our salvation.

In this Bible study, Fr. Mitch Pacwa guides us through Catholic teaching on salvation, as found in Scripture. With his characteristic wisdom, he tackles tough topics and questions, including grace and free will, repentance and faith, the role of the sacraments, and the necessity of good works.

Fr. Pacwa will answer questions and you'll have a chance to win a copy of his book!

About the Author

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. is a popular host of EWTN Catholic television network and founder and President of Ignatius Productions, a Catholic media production apostolate. His best-selling series, A Bible Study Guide for Catholics, includes St. Paul, The Year of Faith, The Eucharist, Mary: Virgin, Mother, and Queen, and The Holy Spirit.


Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew
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In this short webcast, Deacon Keith Strohm will discuss his new book,Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew.  Strohm invites you not just to read about Jesus, but to have a transformative encounter with him. This isn’t a book of theology, or an abstract story with little impact on your real life. It is the story that can and will transform you if you’re open to it. 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deacon Keith Strohm is a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago and the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization in Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love, and power of Jesus Christ. He is a long-time teacher and collaborator with the Catherine of Siena Institute. Deacon Strohm is a co-author, along with six other collaborators, with Sherry Weddell for the book Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples—a follow up to the bestselling book, Forming Intentional Disciples.
 

Why the Rosary, Why Now.

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Without a doubt, one of the most familiar and beloved prayers within the tradition of the Catholic Church is the Rosary. But do Catholics today have a clear comprehension of the benefits of this centuries-old devotion?

Using the eloquent and inspiring writings of holy men and women who share a love of, and commitment to, the Marian prayer, Our Sunday Visitor editor Gretchen R. Crowe makes a compelling case for why praying the Rosary is more critical in today’s twenty-first-century world than ever before.

Join us as Gretchen Crowe, editor-in-chief of OSV Newsweekly, talks about her new book.  You'll have a chance to ask her questions and perhaps win a copy of her book!


Healing: Bringing the Gift of God's Mercy to the World
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Many Catholics today think of miraculous healings as something relatively rare, found mainly in the lives of great saints or at shrines like Lourdes. Yet Scripture shows that healings, signs and wonders are meant to be a normal part of the life of the Church, especially in the context of evangelization. This webinar will explain how we can experience Jesus’ healing power in our own lives, and even more, how we can be an instrument of his healing for others through the power of the Holy Spirit.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Mary Healy, professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will discuss her recent book Healing Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World and a new documentary, Fearless, which shows how the Lord heals people miraculously through the faith and prayer of ordinary Catholics.  


Every Step with Jesus: Following the Saints in the Way of the Cross

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As followers of Christ, we are among those souls walking the steep slope to Calvary with Jesus — to his death, but to our life.

Every Step with Jesus is a new and fruitful way to consider the Way of the Cross, not just in public display, but in our private meditation and reflection. Pray through one station per day or week. Choose a station to help you focus on a particular need or intention. Taking every step of every day with Jesus we become more like him, and become more able to take his light out into a darkened world.

The author will answer questions and you'll have a chance to win a copy of his book!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Collins has been an editor for several prominent publishing companies including Doubleday, Dell, and St. Martin’s Press. He began a long association with Father Benedict Groeschel during the 1990s when both of them worked to support the cause of canonization of Cardinal Terence Cooke. He is the author of A Friar’s Tale: Remembering Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
 

Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life

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Are you BORED? Not likely, given the endless opportunities today to see, share, post, watch, and like. So are you bored? No way! Except maybe at Mass.

We want the Mass to entertain, make us laugh, give us foot tapping music and sound-bite theology, and get it done in under an hour. Yet every Sunday many of us tune out.

Join author Tim O’Malley in this free webinar as he introduces his new book Bored Again Catholic.  In a series of reflections on every part of the Mass, he challenges us to turn the idea of boredom on its head, calling boredom—the “good” boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter God—a “sweet gift.”

It is there that full participation in the Mass becomes possible—the potential to be transfixed by a ritual, to contemplate the readings, to savor the Eucharist. To be fruitfully “bored again.”

Become a Bored Again Catholic and rediscover the power of the Mass to change your life – and the entire world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Timothy P. O'Malley, Ph.D. is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He researches in the areas of liturgy, catechesis, and Christian spirituality, and is a weekly columnist for OSV Newsweekly, writing the Scritpural column on Opening the Word. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). He and his wife Kara live in South Bend and have one son.
 

If you have enjoyed these series, check out Our Sunday Visitor Bookstore for more webcasts to help you delve deeper into your Catholic Faith.  Be informed, grow in wisdom, and share the Good News!

 
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