Beginning the Journey
Does God Exist? 4 New Arguments
Science tells us that universe came into being via The Big Bang. But how do you get from energy and matter to a self-aware human being? That takes three additional Big Bangs that science can't explain. Noted theologian, Frank Pastore, unravels this compelling mystery and, in the process, poses the ultimate question that every thinking person must face.
God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?
Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and based in science. This is simply false. Nothing can create itself. Everything has a cause--including the universe. That cause, argues Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, is God, the "unmoved mover."
God and Suffering
Isn't human suffering proof that a just, all-powerful God must not exist? On the contrary, says Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft. How can "suffering" exist without an objective standard against which to judge it? Absent a standard, there is no justice. If there is no justice, there is no injustice. And if there is no injustice, there is no suffering. On the other hand, if justice exists, God exists. In five minutes, learn more.
Does Science Argue for or Against God?
Why are we here? Literally. The latest science says we shouldn’t be. It says that the chance life exists at all is less than zero. So, is science the greatest threat to the idea of Intelligent Design or is science its greatest advocate? Best-selling author and lecturer, Eric Metaxas, poses this intriguing question and comes up with a very unexpected and challenging answer.
Growing in Belief and Knowledge
How Am I Supposed to Pray?
With all the different ways to pray -- petition, thanksgiving, devotions, the rosary, the Mass -- how do I know I'm even doing it right? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying shares his thoughts on the many forms of prayer available to us, and how we can learn to incorporate them in our daily lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2623 and 2648)
Answering a Protestant's Objections to the Catholic Faith
Is Jesus the head of the Church, or is it the pope? What does it mean to be "born again?" Trent Horn answers a Protestant caller's objections to the Faith on Catholic Answers Live.
Bishop Barron on Having a "Personal Relationship" with Jesus
Referencing the mystical prayers of St. Catherine of Siena, Bishop Robert Barron reminds us that "thou" is meant to be a more familiar and intimate form of the second person pronoun, "you". So, it is with this affection we are to address our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After all, the bishop explains, sharing a personal relationship with God is the awesome distinction of biblical religion and the real purpose of evangelization.
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a parish renewal process. People describe experiencing God more intimately. More personal. From those with little faith, to those who have been ordained for many years, all leave with a sense of renewal and greater connection with the Holy Spirit.
The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas offers a Digital Media Center where you can watch short videos ranging from educational to inspirational. They also offer a lending library that has a wealth of educational resources such as DVD series walking you through books of the Bible, and several topical series as well.
Cursillos in Christianity is a Movement which, by its own Method, attempts from within the Church, to give life to the essential Christian truths in the singularity, originality and creativity of the person. Cursillo begins with three days [weekend] of joyful living and sharing – a short but intense course in Christianity. Because each person’s circumstances in life are different and each has a very unique relationship with God, the Cursillo weekend is truly a personal experience and as such can’t be fully described. It must be lived and experienced firsthand to appreciate its richness and fullness. The Cursillo weekend is an encounter with oneself, Christ, and others.
Light of the World Evangelization Ministries (LOTWEM) rings a powerful plan for evangelization and renewal to your parish -- it's a comprehensive process. It begins with the kerygmatic Light of the World Retreat, which is designed for all adults 18 years and older. But extends into all the areas of your parish. Our hope is that you not only have an evangelizing retreat, but that you become an evangelizing parish!
Intensive Spiritual Growth
The Ignatian Spirituality Center's mission is to assist people of varied faith traditions to explore and deepen their relationships with God in Jesus Christ. The Center bases its ministry on the Spiritual Exercises and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
The Apostles of the Interior Life Spiritual Mentorship Program, through School of Faith, is a program that aims to form Spiritual Mentors to serve as guide and companion to others on their journey to holiness. It is designed for Catholics who have a desire to develop a deep prayer and sacramental life, a desire to increase their knowledge of the Catholic faith, a desire to grow in the virtues and a desire to help others do the same.