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1/2/2022God's Doorkeeper: St. André of Montreal
https://watch.formed.org/god-s-doorkeeper-st-andre-of-montreal
This week, we celebrate the memorial of a humble doorkeeper, St. André of Montreal. Learn how this man became a great saint through his small acts of love!FORMED Now! How to Pray
https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-live-how-to-pray
Whether you are a veteran in the spiritual life or are just beginning, start this year off right by recommitting yourself to prayer! Join Drs. Tim Gray and Elizabeth Klein as they discuss ways to kickstart your prayer life this year!Prepare the Way of the King by Dr. Scott Hahn
https://watch.formed.org/videos/prepare-the-way-of-the-king-by-dr-scott-hahn
As we celebrate the Epiphany, Dr. Scott Hahn explains how we should understand the three Magi and their gifts to the Lord!
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1/9/2022Reborn - Episode 1: A New Creation
https://watch.formed.org/reborn/season:1/videos/a-new-creation-the-mystery-of-baptism
This week, as we contemplate Jesus' Baptism, dive into the mystery of the Sacrament of Baptism! Through our Reborn series, you will come to understand the deeper meaning behind your Baptism!Lectio: Mark, Episode 2: Prepare the Way of the Lord
https://watch.formed.org/lectio-mark-with-dr-tim-gray/season:1/videos/prepare-the-way-of-the-lord
Jesus couldn't have been baptized without a baptizer. Join Dr. Tim Gray as he explains the opening verses of Mark's Gospel that depict the ministry of John the Baptist — the man who would baptize Jesus.Changed Forever: The Sacrament of Baptism by Fr. Mike Schmitz
https://watch.formed.org/changed-forever-the-sacrament-of-baptism-by-fr-mike-schmitz
Renowned Catholic speaker and priest, Fr. Mike Schmitz, explores the beautiful gift of the Sacrament of Baptism. In this talk, Fr. Mike provides a wonderful presentation on the waters that give new life!
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1/16/2022John Paul II: I Kept Looking for You
https://watch.formed.org/john-paul-ii-i-kept-looking-for-you/videos/john-paul-ii-i-kept-looking-for-you
This incredible documentary traces Pope St. John Paul II's impact on the Church and the world. This film is a wonderful tribute to a man who inspired millions of people to deeper faith in Jesus Christ.FORMED Now! Misery Meets Mercy: Saint Faustina Kowalska
https://watch.formed.org/videos/formed-now-misery-meets-mercy
St. Faustina is known as the "secretary of Divine Mercy" because of the revelations of the Lord to her about His incredible mercy. Join Dr. Ben Akers and Fr. Mateusz as they discuss her proclamation of the message of Divine Mercy.7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn
https://watch.formed.org/videos/7-secrets-of-confession-by-vinny-flynn
The Sacrament of Confession is the place where we get to encounter the Lord's mercy in a tangible way. In this talk, best selling author and Catholic speaker Vinny Flynn explores the incredible gift of mercy we encounter in Confession.
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1/23/2022Saint Francis de Sales: Pastor of Souls
https://watch.formed.org/true-reformers-with-christopher-blum/season:1/videos/saint-francis-de-sales-pastor-of-souls
St. Francis de Sales became a hero during the Catholic Reformation for his pastoral care and spiritual writings. Join Dr. Chris Blum as he walks through the life of this great saint, who is celebrated on January 24th!FORMED Now! Letters of St. Paul
https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-live-letters-of-saint-paul
Outside of Jesus, the greatest teacher of the faith was Paul the Apostle. Join Dr. Gray and Dr. Barber as they discuss the great theologian known as the Apostle.Saint Thomas Aquinas with Randall Smith
https://watch.formed.org/videos/saint-thomas-aquinas-with-randall-smith
The Angelic Doctor is often associated with his Summa Theologica among his other great works. Join Drs Christopher Blum and Randall B. Smith as they explore some of the lesser known works of St. Thomas Aquinas.
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1/30/2022An Ordinary Martyr: The Life & Death of Blessed Stanley Rother
https://watch.formed.org/an-ordinary-martyr-the-life-death-of-blessed-stanley-rother/videos/an-ordinary-martyr-the-life-death-of-blessed-stanley-rother
As we celebrate the martyrdom of Paul Miki and his companions this week, we invite you to learn more about a modern martyr from the United States: Blessed Stanley Rother. Join us as we consider this ordinary man who loved extraordinarily.Lectio: Mary: Episode 1: The New Eve
https://watch.formed.org/lectio-mary-with-dr-brant-pitre/season:1/videos/the-new-eve-1
This week as we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Mary's role in it, join Dr. Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, as he examines what the Old Testament reveals about the life and identity of Mary, the Mother of God.A Scriptural Walk through the Mass by Edward Sri
https://watch.formed.org/talks-sacraments-mass/videos/a-scriptural-walk-through-the-mass-by-dr-edward-sri
Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind the Mass? Are you looking to stop going through the motions at Mass? Join Dr. Edward Sri as he dives into the Scriptural roots of the Mass that will help you to pray the Mass like never before.
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2/6/2022Bernadette
https://watch.formed.org/videos/bernadette-1
Millions of people each year go on pilgrimage to Lourdes, a place where miracles frequently occur. Explore the origins of this miraculous place of encounter with the Lord in this movie which depicts Mary's apparitions to St. Bernadette.FORMED Now! How and Why to Pray the Rosary
https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-how-and-why-to-pray-the-rosary
As we celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes this week, we invite you to learn more about the Rosary! Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. John Sehorn as they discuss how they pray the Rosary and how it has changed their lives!Truth to Inspire: St. Bernadette of Lourdes
https://watch.formed.org/videos/st-bernadette-of-lourdes
This inspiring story depicts St. Bernadette and her encounters with the Blessed Mother. Learn more about the saint who Mary appeared to eighteen times!
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2/13/2022Beloved—Session 1: Does Marriage Matter?
https://watch.formed.org/beloved-finding-happiness-in-marriage/season:1/videos/does-marriage-matter
Happy Feast of St. Valentine! This Valentine's Day, remind yourself of the beauty of the Sacrament of Marriage with the Beloved series, presented by the Augustine Institute.FORMED Now! How to Study the Bible
https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-how-to-study-the-bible-1
Are you looking to take your spiritual life deeper this Lent? There's no better place to start than the Lord's Word. Join Dr. Gray and Dr. Giszczak as they explain how to study and devote yourself to Scripture!My Beloved Son: Meditations for Lent by Bishop Robert Barron
https://watch.formed.org/videos/my-beloved-son-meditations-for-lent-by-bishop-robert-barron
Lent is a season of discipline where we focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In five riveting homilies, join Bishop Barron as he describes the spiritual disciplines we undertake during Lent.
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2/20/2022The Spirit and the Desert
https://watch.formed.org/the-wild-goose-with-fr-dave-pivonka/season:1/videos/the-spirit-and-the-desert
Sometimes we might feel like we're stuck in spiritual deserts. In this episode of The Wild Goose, Fr. Dave Pivonka shares how the Holy Spirit is present even in these times of desolation.FORMED Now! The Next Pope
https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-the-next-pope
As we celebrate the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter this week, join Dr. Tim Gray and George Weigel as they discuss the past, present, and future of the papacy!Love, Sacrifice, Trust: He Showed Us the Way by Fr. Mike Schmitz
https://watch.formed.org/love-sacrifice-trust-he-showed-us-the-way-by-fr-mike-schmitz/videos/love-sacrifice-trust-he-showed-us-the-way-by-fr-mike-schmitz
In this talk, Fr. Mike Schmitz shares with us the need to pick up our crosses and embrace Christ in our own suffering. He reminds us that love often means sacrifice!
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2/27/2022"Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed "
https://watch.formed.org/recently-added/videos/father-michael-mcgivney-an-american-blessed
In May 2020, Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael McGivney, paving the way for his beatification. This new documentary highlights Fr. McGivney’s fraternal charity, evangelization, and empowerment of the laity.Jesus: The Model and Master of Prayer
https://watch.formed.org/the-lord-s-prayer-praying-as-christ-taught-us/season:1/videos/session-1
In this episode of his course on the Our Father, Dr. Ben Akers teaches us what we can learn from the perfect model and master of prayer: Jesus himself.Discerning God's Will by Fr. Larry Richards
https://watch.formed.org/discerning-god-s-will-by-fr-larry-richards/videos/discerning-god-s-will-by-fr-larry-richards
Discovering the will of God can be an intimidating challenge in the spiritual life. Join Fr. Larry Richards as he guides us in this task through practical advice and personal stories!
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3/6/2022Everyday Heroes
https://watch.formed.org/everyday-heroes/videos/everyday-heroes
Heroism isn't restricted to decorated soldiers or persecuted saints. It's something achievable for all of us even in our ordinary lives. In this documentary, see how the Knights of Columbus have embodied this everyday heroism!Lectio: The Case for Jesus
https://watch.formed.org/lectio-the-case-for-jesus
In nine sessions, Dr. Brant Pitre answers the key question of faith: Who is Jesus? Dr. Pitre presents evidence from early Christian and non-Christian writings that attest to the authenticity of the Gospels. Timed to lead up to the Triduum, Dr. Pitre looks in-depth at the accounts of Jesus’s Crucifixion and Resurrection and his proclamation of divinity.12 Stories about Aquinas with Peter Kreeft
https://watch.formed.org/videos/12-stories-about-aquinas-with-peter-kreeft
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote the equivalent of 500 books, all with a quill pen! Join Dr. Peter Kreeft, an influential teacher of Catholic thought, as he shares some entertaining anecdotes from the life of this genius saint!
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3/13/2022Joseph of Nazareth: The Story of the Man Closest to Christ
https://watch.formed.org/joseph-of-nazareth-the-story-of-the-man-closest-to-christ/videos/joseph-of-nazareth-the-story-of-the-man-closest-to-christ
With this year being consecrated to St. Joseph, we celebrate the feast day of Christ's foster father with even more joy and respect! Enter into the life of this great saint through the movie Joseph of Nazareth!Beloved: The Total Gift of Self
https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-total-gift-of-self
As foster father of Christ and virginal husband of Mary, St. Joseph fully gives himself to both his family and to God. Explore how we can emulate this gift of self in this episode of our BELOVED series!St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church by Mark Miravelle
https://watch.formed.org/st-joseph-patron-of-the-universal-church-by-mark-miravalle/videos/st-joseph-patron-of-the-universal-church-by-mark-miravalle
St. Joseph, the holiest of the patriarchs, serves as a model of fatherhood, obedience, chastity, and so many other virtues. Join Dr. Mark Miravelle as he shares incredible lessons found in the hidden life of Joseph.
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3/20/2022The Sanctuary Course for Catholics
https://watch.formed.org/the-sanctuary-course-for-catholics
Today, misconceptions surrounding mental illness can prevent us from responding well to those suffering. This eight-session course explores the realities of mental illness, as well as the need for faith-based conversations about this topic. The sessions feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists.A Bible Study on the Annunciation
https://watch.formed.org/videos/a-bible-study-on-the-annunciation
In this video, Dr. Ben Akers leads us through a brief study of Luke 1:26–38, highlighting some of the key Old Testament passages evoked by Gabriel’s words. The reflection concludes with some thoughts on how we can imitate Mary’s Yes in our own life, especially in this time of suffering.Say Yes to Christ: Allowing Jesus to Be the Lord of Your Whole Life by Scott Hahn
https://watch.formed.org/say-yes-to-christ-allowing-jesus-to-be-lord-of-your-whole-life-by-scott-hahn/videos/say-yes-to-christ-allowing-jesus-to-be-lord-of-your-whole-life-by-scott-hahn
Mary conformed the entirety of her life to the Divine Will. In doing so, she became the model of perfect discipleship. In this talk, Dr. Scott Hahn discusses why we too should surrender our lives to the Lord.
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3/27/2022Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage
https://watch.formed.org/triduum-a-spiritual-pilgrimage/videos/triduum
In Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage, the viewer is brought deeper into the story, landscape, and reality of Holy Week. It draws those with open hearts and minds toward a deeper understanding of Christ's victory while offering rich meditations for the pilgrimage of daily life.FORMED Now! Holy Saturday—Jesus's Descent into Hell
https://watch.formed.org/videos/formed-live-jesus-descent-into-hell
What do we mean when we profess that Jesus descended into Hell? Join Drs. Tim Gray and Michael Barber as they discuss this mysterious event of Holy Saturday.Holy Week by Dr. Brant Pitre
https://watch.formed.org/holy-week-by-dr-brandt-pitre/videos/holy-week
Join Dr. Brant Pitre, author and Scripture scholar, as he walks us through the events of Holy Week. Pitre's insights and clarity allow the listener to enter into a deeper appreciation of the most important events of Christ's earthly ministry.
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4/3/2022Saint John Baptist de la Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers
https://watch.formed.org/saint-john-baptist-de-la-salle-patron-saint-of-teachers
The inspiring story of a 17th century French priest who became the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, an order known today as the De La Salle Christian Brothers. From a wealthy upper-class family, he gave up everything to serve the needs of educating poor children, facing tremendous opposition along the way.The Art of Living with Dr. Edward Sri
https://watch.formed.org/the-art-of-living-with-dr-edward-sri
Dr. Ben Akers welcomes Dr. Edward Sri to discuss his new book, The Art of Living: The Cardinal Virtues and the Freedom to Love, and the virtues generally. In these episodes, viewers will learn what a virtue is, how to grow in them, and how our ability to love is dependent on our pursuit of the virtuous life.The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity
https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-holy-spirit-third-person-of-the-trinity-by-fr-shannon-collins
Drawing upon Scripture and tradition, Fr. Collins explains the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and how he works in the lives of believers. Listeners are sure to come to a better appreciation for this "sweet guest of our soul" who seeks to bring us closer to Christ and eternal salvation.
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4/10/2022Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage
https://watch.formed.org/videos/triduum
This film cinematically walks through the locations of the Holy Week story, representing the most important days of human history. Immersed in the real and sacred places of the Holy Land, the pilgrim faithful is brought tangibly nearer to the story, the landscape, and the reality of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.Jesus' Descent into Hell
https://watch.formed.org/videos/formed-live-jesus-descent-into-hell
Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber as they unpack the celebration of Holy Saturday:Jesus' descent into hell, which is often misunderstood.Holy Week by Dr. Brant Pitre
https://watch.formed.org/videos/holy-week
Dr. Brant Pitre takes listeners on a Scriptural walk from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. Learn about Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, why he cursed a fig tree, the importance of the “blood and water” that flowed out from Christ’s side, and more.
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4/17/2022Ocean of Mercy
https://watch.formed.org/videos/ocean-of-mercy
At the dawn of the twentieth century, three voices rose up from Poland to proclaim an urgent message, a message powerful enough to alter the course of an age plunging into spiritual darkness. This true story examines and chronicles the phenomenal lives and spiritual legacy of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope St. John Paul II, modern day "Apostles of Mercy."Divine Mercy with Fr. Michael Gaitley: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told
https://watch.formed.org/divine-mercy-with-fr-michael-gaitley
Learn the dramatic history of God's love and mercy as interwoven through the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope St. John Paul II. The vast panorama of God's work of mercy in the world unfolds as a story to be experienced.Truth to Inspire: St. Kateri Tekakwitha Lily of the Mohawks
https://watch.formed.org/videos/st-kateri-tekakwitha
Young Kateri suffered misunderstanding and ridicule due to her counter-cultural choices as a Mohawk to remain an unwed virgin for the love of Jesus Christ. Experience our first Native American Saint's struggles to follow Our Lord within her tribe and through the teachings of some early Jesuit Missionaries.
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4/24/2022Prayer: A Surge of the Heart
https://watch.formed.org/prayer-a-surge-of-the-heart
Now that Lent is over, finding time to pray can be difficult. Modern life is very busy with so many distractions at every turn, and there's always another job to be done. This inspiring presentation challenges us to make more time for God in our lives and highlights the importance of an ever-deepening life of prayer.FORMED Now! Who is St. Catherine of Sienna
https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-live-who-is-st-catherine-of-siena
In light of St. Catherine of Siena's feast day, join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Elizabeth Klein as they celebrate this holy woman: a nurse and mystic with papal influence who became a doctor of the Church.Can You Trust God?
https://watch.formed.org/videos/can-you-trust-god
To be a saint, we must trust God wholeheartedly. Since the fall of our first parents, however, humanity has been tempted to mistrust the Father's love for us. Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray takes us on a journey that addresses the pervasive misconceptions about God, showing us that there is no reason not to follow him.
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5/1/2022The Way of St. James
https://watch.formed.org/the-way-of-saint-james/videos/the-way-of-saint-james
"This documentary follows the journey of several pilgrims who differ in culture and religious faith but are united in their journey across the Camino de Santiago. Each of them is traveling toward the shrine of St. James the Apostle, whose feast day we celebrate this week. "Acts of the Apostles with Mark Hart
https://watch.formed.org/acts-of-the-apostles-with-mark-hart
The feast day of Saints Philip and James reminds us of the impact that the Apostles made on the whole world. With Philip, James, and all the Apostles in mind, join Mark Hart in this refresher on the Book of Acts.Reaching Out to Today's Culture by Bishop Robert Barron
https://watch.formed.org/reaching-out-to-today-s-culture-answering-the-four-youtube-heresies-by-bp-robert-barron/videos/reaching-out-to-todays-culture
Saints Philip and James each lived extraordinary lives of missionary zeal. In this insightful talk, Bishop Barron shares his advice on how to live similar lives of mission within a culture dominated by media and misconceptions about faith.
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5/8/2022Fatima Gems
https://watch.formed.org/fatima-gems
Fatima Gems, hosted by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, focuses on the beauty of Our Lady's messages to three young children in 1917. This series demonstrates ways to apply the Fatima teachings to our everyday lives, showcasing that this apparition is just as relevant to our culture today as it was 100 years ago.FORMED Live: Feast of the Ascension
https://watch.formed.org/videos/formed-live-feast-of-the-ascension
Join Drs. Tim Gray and Ben Akers as they discuss the feast of the Ascension! In this video, these two scholars provide powerful insights about the significance of the number 40, Jesus' conquest as the new Joshua, and the Kingship of Christ!Real Womanhood by Lisa Cotter
https://watch.formed.org/real-womanhood-by-lisa-cotter
What does it mean to be a real woman in today's culture? Join Lisa Cotter in her talk Real Womanhood, as she draws on modern-day saints, St. John Paul II to define what it means to be an authentic woman.
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5/15/2022City of Saints
https://watch.formed.org/city-of-saints/season:1/videos/the-good-thief
In this series, award-winning director Charles Francis Kinnane tells the true stories of God's grace through the ministries of the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey. This influential Catholic film series has inspired over 1.2 million people worldwide.Lectio: Eucharist with Dr. Brant Pitrehttps://watch.formed.org/lectio-eucharist-with-dr-brant-pitre/season:1/videos/source-and-summit-introducing-the-eucharist"The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ"—these are phrases we know from the Mass. But do we understand what they mean in the greater context of Church teaching? In this program, discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral part of God's plan for our salvation.The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell by Fr. Mike Schmitz
https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-four-last-things-death-judgment-heaven-hell-by-fr-mike-schmitz
Fr. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading Catholic speakers in the Church today. In this exceptional presentation, Fr. Mike tackles four topics that many of us understandably struggle with: death, judgement, Heaven, and Hell. As you listen to this talk, you'll be reminded that God wants to welcome you into Heaven, your true home!
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5/22/2022St. Philip Neri: The Apostle of Joy
https://watch.formed.org/videos/saint-philip-neri-the-apostle-of-joy
This week we celebrate St. Philip Neri, the Apostle of Rome. To a Rome ravaged by war and wearied by the decadence of the Renaissance popes, St. Philip Neri came as an unlikely reformer. Mystic, hermit, prankster, and effortless leader of men, Neri had a great sense of humor and an even greater heart.FORMED Now! The Holy Spirit in Light of Pentecosthttps://watch.formed.org/videos/formed-live-the-holy-spirit-in-light-of-pentecostThis week we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, often referred to as the birthday of the Church. Join Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Ben Akers as they discuss Christ's sending of the Holy Spirit in this monumental event. After watching, you'll recognize the meaning of Pentecost for our lives today."The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity by Fr. Shannon Collins "
https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-holy-spirit-third-person-of-the-trinity-by-fr-shannon-collins
In this captivating presentation, Fr. Shannon Collins discusses the essential character of the Holy Spirit and his role in salvation history. Drawing upon Scripture and Tradition, Fr. Collins explains the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and how he works in the lives of believers. Listeners are sure to come to a better appreciation of this "sweet guest of our soul" who seeks to bring us closer to divine life.
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5/29/2022The Wild Goose: God's Love Poured Out
https://watch.formed.org/the-wild-goose-with-fr-dave-pivonka/season:1/videos/god-s-love-poured-out
During the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we remember a fundamental pillar of our Faith: "God is love" (1 Jn 4:8). This simple statement is the beginning and the ending of our pilgrimage of Faith. In this episode of The Wild Goose, join Fr. Dave Pivonka as he illuminates God's eternal pouring out of Love.The Journey: Trinity, Faith and the God Who Is Lovehttps://watch.formed.org/videos/the-journey-trinity-faith-the-god-who-is-loveThe Bible reveals the mystery of who God is: God is love. God created us out of love, died for us out of love, and invites us on a journey of faith in which we live in his love. In this study, we'll look at the God who is Love and how that love shows itself in the Trinity and the Faith.Joyful Mysteries
https://watch.formed.org/videos/joyful-mysteries-1
As we celebrate the Visitation this week, we invite you to pray the Joyful Mysteries alongside this spoken Rosary set to music. Enter into some of the most joy-filled moments of Our Lord Jesus Christ's life, alongside the Blessed Virgin, through this devotional prayer and accompanying Scripture passages.May 30th we celebrate St. Joan of Arc; on formed.org enjoy the movie Joan of Arc; and with children watch Brother Francis: He Is Risen: The Power of the Resurrection. Registering for FORMED is easier than ever: Go to formed.org/signup; enter (parish zip code) then select your parish from the dropdown menu provided; register with your name and email address; check that email account inbox for a link to begin using FORMED (add this every week to the bulletin announcement) May 30th we celebrate St Joan of Arc; on formed.org enjoy the movie Joan of Arc; and with children watch Brother Francis: He Is Risen: The Power of the Resurrection. See the bulletin for details.
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6/5/2022Baptism in the Holy Spirit & Fire
https://watch.formed.org/the-wild-goose-with-fr-dave-pivonka/season:1/videos/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit-fire
As we celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist this week, we remember his words: "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire" (Mt 3:11). Jesus came to baptize us in the Holy Spirit, and the power and grace that comes from baptism in the Holy Spirit changes lives. Explore the meaning of this sacrament in this episode of The Wild Goose!FORMED Now! Does Faith Take a Vacation?https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-does-faith-take-a-vacationAs many of us embark on sunny vacations, it's important to make sure our faith remains front and center in our lives. Since it's easy for us to be distracted by the excitement of the summer rhythm, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger discuss what we can do to make sure we don't let the spiritual life take a back seat.Fan or Follower? Your Relationship with Jesus by Jeff Cavins
https://watch.formed.org/fan-or-follower-your-relationship-with-jesus-by-jeff-cavins
In this talk, Jeff Cavins shares how he has come to see that Jesus wants us to surrender every bit of our own comfort to follow Him. We are all fans of Jesus, but how many of us are truly his disciples?June 1st we celebrate St Justin Martyr, philosopher and apologist. Have you noticed how some of the New Atheists don’t even bother trying to disprove God’s existence? On formed.org, watch Why God Still Matters. With children watch Cat.Chat: Building The Kingdom. Registering for FORMED is easier than ever: Go to formed.org/signup; enter (parish zip code) then select your parish from the dropdown menu provided; register with your name and email address; check that email account inbox for a link to begin using FORMED (add this every week to the bulletin announcement) June 1st we celebrate St Justin Martyr, philosopher and apologist. Have you noticed how some of the New Atheists don’t even bother trying to disprove God’s existence? On formed.org, watch Why God Still Matters. With children watch Cat.Chat: Building The Kingdom. See the bulletin for details.
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6/12/2022"ECHO with Bishop Donald Hying "
https://watch.formed.org/echo-with-bishop-donald-hying
ECHO is a series of short and engaging videos that introduces fundamental Catholic teachings and provides an inspiring start to personal growth in the Faith. This beautiful work of cinematography is hosted by Bishop Donald Hying of Gary, Indiana.Jesus: The Model and Master of Prayer
https://watch.formed.org/the-lord-s-prayer-praying-as-christ-taught-us/season:1/videos/session-1
In this episode of his course on the Our Father, Dr. Ben Akers teaches us what we can learn from the perfect model and master of prayer: Jesus himself.Discerning God's Will by Fr. Larry Richards
https://watch.formed.org/discerning-god-s-will-by-fr-larry-richards/videos/discerning-god-s-will-by-fr-larry-richards
Discovering the will of God can be an intimidating challenge in the spiritual life. Join Fr. Larry Richards as he guides us in this task through practical advice and personal stories!
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6/19/2022Baptism in the Holy Spirit & Fire
https://watch.formed.org/the-wild-goose-with-fr-dave-pivonka/season:1/videos/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit-fire
As we celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist this week, we remember his words: "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire" (Mt 3:11). Jesus came to baptize us in the Holy Spirit, and the power and grace that comes from baptism in the Holy Spirit changes lives. Explore the meaning of this sacrament in this episode of The Wild Goose!True Reformers: Episode 1 - St. Thomas Morehttps://watch.formed.org/videos/saint-thomas-more-the-age-of-the-authorSt. Thomas More was one of the greatest humanists of his age but also a man devoted to the spiritual life. His lifetime of learning, charity, and service to the public good of England enabled him to stand a patient and holy witness—and one of the greatest of modern martyrs.Walk the Walk: Following Christ as His Disciple by Dr. Tim Gray
https://watch.formed.org/walk-the-walk-following-christ-as-his-disciple-by-tim-gray/videos/walk-the-walk-following-christ-as-his-disciple-by-tim-gray
Being a disciple of Jesus has always been synonymous with being a Christian. From the Scriptures and from his own experience, Dr. Tim Gray explains how Christian discipleship calls us to follow in the footsteps of Christ as engaged participants in God's plan. In doing so, we bear witness to the Lord in our families, workplaces, and communities.
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6/26/2022The Bible Collection - Paul the Apostle
https://watch.formed.org/the-bible-collection-paul/videos/the-bible-collection-paul-the-apostle
"We are celebrating a feast day, consecrated for us by the blood of the apostles. Let us love their faith, their lives, their labours, their sufferings, their confession of faith, their preaching.” This week we celebrate the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, each of whom spread the Gospel to the nations in the earliest days of the Church. In honor of Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, enjoy this film the Bible Collection!Lectio: Peter: Episode 1: Put Out Into the Deephttps://watch.formed.org/lectio-peter-with-dr-tim-gray/season:1/videos/put-out-into-the-deep-the-making-of-an-apostleThe character of St. Peter is both inspiring and confounding to many of us. How could a stubborn and impulsive fisherman become the "rock" upon which Jesus would build his Church? Bringing together biblical accounts, historical evidence, Church teaching, and personal insights, Dr. Tim Gray gives a fresh perspective on Simon Peter in this Lectio series.Set All Afire
https://watch.formed.org/set-all-afire-why-the-church-still-matters/videos/set-all-afire-why-the-church-still-matters
It is no stretch to say that Peter and Paul set the world afire with the Gospel message. In honor of these apostles, enjoy this one-of-a-kind presentation that includes seven segments covering some of the most important topics in the Church today. Taken from many of our most powerful talks, these segments are sure to inspire you to set all afire for Christ and His Church.
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7/3/2022John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent
https://watch.formed.org/john-paul-ii-in-america-uniting-a-continent
The papacy of St. John Paul II left an indelible mark on our homeland. Driven a conviction to unite the Americas under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he traveled from Argentina all the way to Alaska, shaping a generation and changing history along the way. In celebration of our country this week, enjoy this film documenting the journies of John Paul II, the "Pilgrim Pope."FORMED Now! Catholic Spirituality and Baseballhttps://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-catholic-spirituality-and-baseballWhat better time to discuss America's favorite pastime than the week of July 4? Believe it or not, baseball can shed much light on our spiritual lives through its familiar images. In this video, Dr. Tim Gray and Dr. Michael Barber discuss how these seemingly opposite topics relate to one another. After watching this, you'll be reminded of your mission: to be safe at home!Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death by Adm. Jeremiah Denton
https://watch.formed.org/talks-being-catholic/videos/walking-through-the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death-by-adm-jeremiah-denton
Admiral Jeremiah Denton spent over seven years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. In this moving presentation, he recalls how, through the power of prayer, he withstood extreme torture rather than betray God or the U.S.A. For his valor, he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Navy Cross, and the POW Medal. He is now a champion of various humanitarian causes. Enjoy his testimony is this talk!
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7/10/2022The Augustine Institute Show with Dr. Tim Gray - 1/5/21 - Dr. Michael Barber
https://watch.formed.org/the-augustine-institute-show-with-dr-tim-gray/videos/the-augustine-institute-show-with-dr-tim-gray-01-05-21
How do we respond when we are asked, "Are you saved?" In this episode of the Augustine Institute Show, Drs. Tim Gray and Michael Barber discuss what salvation means, and how faith and works aid us in our journey. To learn more, check out Dr. Barber's book, Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know!The Search Continues: What about Church Scandals?https://watch.formed.org/the-search-continues/season:1/videos/what-about-church-scandals-2In some way or another, we have all been affected by Church scandals. In this episode of The Search Continues, Chris Stefanick and Dr. John Sehorn discuss how we are to respond to these evils. In doing so, they remind us to fight for the Church and perpetually call her members to live up to their callings.Truth to Inspire: St. Kateri Tekakwitha
https://watch.formed.org/videos/st-kateri-tekakwitha
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, otherwise known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," became our first Native American Saint after her canonization in 2012. During her life, young Kateri suffered much ridicule due to her counter-cultural decision to remain a virgin out of love for Christ. As we celebrate Kateri's feast day today, enjoy this short audio book that describes Kateri's journey to Our Lord within the context of her native tribe.
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7/17/2022Who Am I to Judge? Session 1: Don't Impose Your Morality on Me!
https://watch.formed.org/who-am-i-to-judge-with-dr-edward-sri/season:1/videos/don-t-impose-your-morality-on-me
What is "right" and "wrong"? Is what's right for you right for me? These are difficult questions to discuss in our culture. We live in a society that supports the opinion that each person should make up his or her own morality—that there is no moral truth that applies to everyone. So, how do we talk about right and wrong in this world? In this series, Dr. Ted Sri explores the fragility of a relativist outlook and the importance of absolute truth.Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women by Katherine Meekshttps://watch.formed.org/videos/educating-on-the-nature-and-dignity-of-women-katherine-meeksThis week we celebrate Mary Magdalene, the most well-known woman in the Gospel accounts besides Christ's holy mother. In honor of this great saint and disciple, enjoy this presentation on the nature and dignity of women by Katherine Meeks. In her talk, Katherine shares how she chose to pursue a mission-driven life for Christ.Women Made New by Crystalina Evert
https://watch.formed.org/women-made-new-by-crystalina-evert/videos/women-made-new-by-crystalina-evert
In "Women Made New," Crystalina Evert, author of Pure Womanhood, explains that it doesn't matter what you've done or where you've been—all that matters now is where you go from here. Moreover, she discusses topics like dating, healthy habits, and the importance of listening to the Lord. In honor of Mary Magdalene and her devout discipleship, enjoy this talk on authentic femininity.
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7/24/2022Companions in Shipwreck
https://watch.formed.org/companions-in-shipwreck-1/videos/companions-in-shipwreck
Good relationships are a vital part of human well-being. In fact, studies show that those with the healthiest relationships live the longest! But where can we see these friendships lived out? Look no further than the life of famed author J.R.R. Tolkien. The relationships he exhibited are a wonderful example for all of us to follow, especially with those we may disagree with. As Tolkien described marriage, it’s all about being “companions in shipwreck."FORMED Now! Does Faith Take a Vacation?https://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-does-faith-take-a-vacationAs many of us embark on sunny vacations, it's important to make sure our faith remains front and center in our lives. Since it's easy for us to be distracted by the excitement of the summer rhythm, Dr. Ben Akers and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger discuss what we can do to make sure we don't let the spiritual life take a back seat.Marriage and Family: Love Unveiled by Dr. Scott Hahn
https://watch.formed.org/marriage-and-family-love-unveiled-by-dr-scott-hahn/videos/marriage-and-family-love-unveiled-by-dr-scott-hahn
Strong relationships and marriages are of vital importance to individuals, the Church, and society as a whole. In this focused presentation, Dr. Scott Hahn shares key principles that he has lived out in his own life. His advice is practical, challenging, and sometimes requires sacrifice, but it is sure to bear fruit and bring forth many blessings in your family. In honor of Sts. Joachim and Anne, please enjoy this powerful talk!
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7/31/2022Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier for Christ
https://watch.formed.org/true-reformers-with-christopher-blum/season:1/videos/saint-ignatius-of-loyola-soldier-for-christ
At the end of this week, we celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the "Soldier for Christ." While Martin Luther's interior troubles plunged Europe into a maelstrom of controversy, Ignatius of Loyola set out on an extraordinary interior pilgrimage of grace. Taught directly by God, Ignatius offered the Church a new spirituality of devoted service to Christ and founded a religious order dedicated to evangelization, the Jesuits.A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries: The Transfigurationhttps://watch.formed.org/videos/a-bible-study-on-the-luminous-mysteries-the-transfiguration-part-4-of-5This week we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration, the mountaintop manifestation of Christ's glory that we read about in the Gospel. As we recall this wondrous event, however, many questions might come to mind. Why did Moses and Elijah appear? Why did Jesus only bring Peter, James, and John? Hear the answers to these questions and more in this episode of FORMED Now.Luminous Mysteries
https://watch.formed.org/videos/luminous-mysteries-3
The Transfiguration is part of the Luminous Mysteries, which were introduced to the Church in 2002 by St. John Paul II. These mysteries recall events that demonstrate the light of Christ during his public ministry. On this feast day, let us ponder this miraculous episode of Jesus' life by praying along with this recording of the Rosary.
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8/7/2022Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber
https://watch.formed.org/edith-stein-the-seventh-chamber/videos/edith-stein-the-seventh-chamber
This is a moving, artistic portrayal of the life of Jewish philosopher, Catholic convert, and Carmelite martyr, Edith Stein. It powerfully captures the interior struggles of this extraordinary woman and her journey toward the Lord. Deeply influenced by the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, she joined the Carmelites, took the name of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and was put to death in Auschwitz in 1942. In honor of Teresa Benedicta's feast day, enjoy this film.FORMED Now: Martyrs and Monasticshttps://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-martyrs-and-monasticsWe celebrate many marytrs and monastics during this rich week in the liturgical calendar. But how did the Church become a place of heroic martyrdom and steadfast monasticism? In this video, Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Klein to discuss these themes and their history in the early Church.15 Things to Do in the Midst of Suffering by Jeff Cavins
https://watch.formed.org/15-things-to-do-in-the-midst-of-suffering-by-jeff-cavins/videos/15-things-to-do-in-the-midst-of-suffering-by-jeff-cavins
In addition to St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Church also celebrates the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe this week. Kolbe, a Polish Catholic priest, fearlessly suffered the horrors of Auschwitz, where he was eventually martyred because of his faith. The life of this Saint reminds us that suffering is a mystery we all face at many points in our lives. In this talk, internationally known speaker Jeff Cavins shares his insights on this difficult topic and shows us how our suffering can become redemptive.
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8/14/2022The Woman
https://watch.formed.org/the-woman-1/videos/the-woman
In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as "Woman." This reference should draw our attention to both Genesis and Revelation. But who is this "Woman," and why is she so central to salvation history? This powerful film presents the Catholic teaching about Mary and her important role in the life of the Church today. On this Solemnity of the Assumption, let us ponder Mary's role in our own lives!"The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Episode 11: The Assumption "https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-assumptionIn this session of "The Bible and the Virgin," we explore both the teaching of Mary's Assumption and the identity of the mysterious woman in the book of Revelation. This epsiode also reveals how John's apocalyptic visions are the dramatic fulfillment of the promise God made back in the Garden of Eden!"Mary: The Indispensable Mother of God by Tim Staples "
https://watch.formed.org/videos/mary-the-indispensable-mother-of-god-by-tim-staples
In this Lighthouse Talk, Tim Staples explains the incredible impact that the Church's understanding of Mary has on our spiritual lives, and the profound way that Marian doctrines elevate the faith. With his memorable insights and humor, Tim shows how correct knowledge of our humble Mother reveals our own identity in Christ and empowers us to say "Yes" to God!
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8/21/2022Into the Breach—Episode 3: Leadership
https://watch.formed.org/into-the-breach/season:1/videos/into-the-breach-episode-3-leadership
Among many other things, Pope St. Gregory the Great is known for his incredible pastoral presence and servant leadership. In honor of this magnanimous Saint, enjoy this episode of Into the Breach! Although primarily targeted at men, this video and its emphasis on service will be fruitful to anyone who desires sanctity and self-mastery!FORMED Now: The Feast of Saint Monicahttps://watch.formed.org/formed-now-1/season:1/videos/formed-now-feast-of-saint-monicaThroughout her life, St. Monica constantly prayed for the conversion of Augustine, her beloved son. In a moment of desperation, she even asked for the bishop's help. In response, he said, "the son of those tears surely will not perish." Truly, as this bishop remarked, Monica's tearful prayers helped build her son into the Doctor of Grace. In this video, join Dr. Gray and Dr. Sehorn as they discuss more about this great Saint.The Confessions of St. Augustine
https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-confessions-of-st-augustine
Actor Leonardo Defilippis captures the poetry and passion of Saint Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) in a performance that is accessible and deeply moving. The play is astonishingly relevant for our own times. Augustine struggled with promiscuity, fathered a child out-of-wedlock and dabbled in a “new age” style cult. You’ll be amazed by his relentless pursuit of Truth and encouraged by the prayerful perseverance of his faithful mother, Saint Monica.
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8/28/2022Augustine: A Voice for all Generations with Mike Aquilina
https://watch.formed.org/videos/augustine-a-voice-for-all-generations-with-mike-aquilina
During this very special week for the Augustine Institute, we celebrate both our patron, St. Augustine, and his mother, St. Monica! As a preeminent Doctor of the Church, Augustine has been said to be "the holiest of the wise and the wisest of the holy." To celebrate this great Church Father, please enjoy Augustine: A Voice for all Generations!FORMED Now: Pope Saint Gregory the Greathttps://watch.formed.org/videos/formed-now-pope-saint-gregory-the-greatIn the history of the Church, there are less than five popes esteemed with the title "the Great." One of the lesser known members of this impressive group is Pope St. Gregory the Great. As a late sixth century leader, Gregory is known for his prolific writing, his radical humility, his emphasis on missions, and his dedication to almsgiving. In honor of Gregory's feast day this week, enjoy this dicussion between Dr. Gray and Dr. Sehorn.The Faith and Culture Podcast: The Confessions of St. Augustine https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-confessions-of-st-augustine-with-dr-john-sehorn In this episode of the Faith and Culture podcast, Joseph Pearce and Dr. John Sehorn discuss the most towering Church Father of the West, St. Augustine. Together, Peace and Sehorn describe the purpose of Augustine's Confessions, the relatability of this Saint, and his impact on the world in his own time and culture. Finally, they discuss what we can learn from Augustine today.
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