ENGAGE: Catholicism 101

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  • Episode 1 - Triune 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 - 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

    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...