ENGAGE: Catholicism 101

ENGAGE: Catholicism 101

Catholicism 101 is a new video series that presents the basic truths of the Catholic faith over the course of 20 digestible videos that are instructional yet engaging.

Presented by a range of contemporary evangelists, including Sr. Josephine Garrett, Fr. Stephen Gadberry, actor Jonathan Roumie from the Chosen series, and many more, Catholicism 101 will help you catechize, evangelize, and encourage your parishioners to proclaim Christ in the culture.

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ENGAGE: Catholicism 101
  • Episode 1 - The Revelation of God

    “I believe in God” is a loaded statement that links you to the Creator of all things. Unpack who the Triune God is with this short video by Fr. Stephen Gadberry.

  • Episode 2 - Creation and Man

    He sees us all as his “good” creation and loves each one of us unconditionally. Learn more in this short video by Rachel Bulman.

  • Episode 3 - The Fall

    Sin begins with a choice to move away from God and his purposes.
    Though our human nature is fallen, God has provided the Way to make all things new.
    Take a brief look at sin and salvation with Rachel Bulman.

  • Episode 4 - Salvation History

    Throughout human history, God has made promises to take care of his people, beginning with the people of Israel. These promises are called “covenants” and require faith in God and active response. Jesus instituted the last and most perfect covenant, offering eternal friendship with God to all peo...

  • Episode 5 - Incarnation

    God became a baby and was born in Bethlehem as Jesus of Nazareth.
    Christians call this extraordinary sequence of events the Incarnation.
    Gain insight here into God’s grandest act of love with Sr. Josephine Garrett.

  • Episode 6 - Paschal Mystery

    Jesus ransomed us from death, the punishment for sin, by giving himself on the cross as the payment for our debt.
    Then he rose from the dead, removing the power of death itself.
    Explore this great mystery of Jesus' death in this short video with Rachel Bulman.

  • Episode 7 - Mystical Body of the Church

    What is “the Church”?
    It’s not a building. It’s not a club or social service agency.
    It is the living, breathing body of Christ on earth, until he comes again.
    Unpack the true meaning of “the Church” in this short video with Fr. Stephen Gadberry.

  • Episode 8 - Mary, the Mother of God

    Holy Mary, Mother of God
    Who was Mary? Why do we call her the Mother of God?
    Is she really the Queen of heaven, interceding for her children?
    Get to know Mary in this short video with Sr. Josephine Garrett.

  • Episode 9 - Authority

    Catholics are people who live under authority.
    Jesus bestowed his authority to the Church we and operate under his authority.
    What does this all mean?
    Find out the truth of the Church’s authority here with Fr. Blake Britton

  • Episode 10 - Evangelization

    Christianity is more counter-cultural now than it ever has been in modern times.
    We can no longer depend on the culture’s support of Judeo-Christian values, as we did for hundreds of years.
    What is to be done and by whom?
    See how Jesus calls every Christian to reach out to spread the Good News wi...

  • Episode 11 - Baptism and Confirmation

    In Baptism, God says to each person, just as he said to Jesus,
    “You are my son or you are my daughter.”
    In Confirmation, we receive additional grace to live out our Christian lives faithfully.
    Explore the beauty of Baptism and Confirmation in this short video with Joseph Gloor.

  • Episode 12 - The Mass

    In the Mass, Jesus gives himself to us to consume, so we may become like him.
    Jesus transforms ordinary things—bread and wine—into his Body and Blood when the priest says the words from the Last Supper: “This is my body” and “This is my blood.”
    See how we can become part of God in this video with...

  • Episode 13 - Healing

    Catholics believe that God forgives, and God heals.
    In the Church, we are made well through the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick, which were established by Jesus himself.
    In this short video, learn how to find healing through the Church with Joe Gloor.

  • Episode 14 - Marriage & Ordination

    Married people have a particular role to play in displaying God’s love.
    So do deacons, priests, and bishops.
    God loves us and calls us to love him.
    Watch this video to see how these unique vows showcase God’s love with Jonathan Roumie.

  • Episode 15 - Prayer

    Prayer is communication with God -- both talking and listening.
    There are many ways to talk and listen to God. Contemplate the power of prayer in this short video with Sr. Josephine Garrett.

  • Episode 16 - Following Jesus

    For Christians, happiness is the state of a person who participates in the divine nature of God.
    Jesus describes these happy souls in his Sermon on the Mount, specifically in the Beatitudes.
    Explore Jesus’ advice on happiness in this short video with Fr. Stephen Gadberry.

  • Episode 17 - Catholic Social Teaching

    Catholics have a lot to say about a well-ordered and functional society.

    Collectively called “Catholic Social Teaching,” the key principles are: pursuing the common good; holding our leaders and our laws to the standard of justice; and promoting a culture of life for all people.

    Get a glimpse ...

  • Episode 18 - Understanding the Bible

    How do Catholics read the Bible?

    In the 4th century, the Church assembled the “Canon of Scripture,” through much open and honest examination of the authenticity of many existing texts, ultimately selecting 46 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New.

    Catholics believe that while the books o...

  • Episode 19 - The Modern World

    Are Christians part of the modern world?
    Christians are in the world, but not of it.
    We live in the modern world and enjoy its benefits and suffer its wounds; however, we always have the priority of friendship with God at the top of our list.
    Our kingdom is not of this world, but our King wants ...

  • Episode 20 - The Last Things

    What happens at the end?
    Someday, each of our bodies will die.
    Someday, Jesus will come back to earth, and that will be the end of history.
    But is that the end of life? NO!! Jesus promises there will be a new heaven and a new earth for all those in friendship with God.
    Unpack the vision of a ne...