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Sanctity of Life


Teens and Chastity: Molly Kelly Speaks to Adults (ADULT)
In an inspiring talk about the importance of promoting chastity to today's teens, Molly Kelly encourages adults to join in her mission. Molly shares her experiences as a mother as well as an educator. She also shares her thoughts about the tough issues that confront teens every day, such as teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases, the threat of AIDS, and the safe-sex myth. Molly's direct presentation will give adults new insights on how to talk to teens about chastity. Molly is a member of the Grant Review Board of the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the promotion of abstinence, and she takes her message to schools, youth rallies, and teen conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

Teens and Chastity: Catholic Program (JH, HS)
In an honest presentation to teens, Molly Kelly explains that chastity solves many of today's problems, such as teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases including AIDS, abortion, and the harmful side effects of contraception. Molly reflects on how the Catholic faith, especially the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, can strengthen young people's resolve to practice chastity. Molly is a member of the Grant Review Board of the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the promotion of abstinence. She takes her message to schools, youth rallies, and teen conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death (Adult)
While watching this video, learn about Catholic social teaching on this important issue of the death penalty. Hear from those who have been touched by violence, like Bud Welch whose daughter died in the Oklahoma City bombing. Join the Catholic Church's campaign as we work to eliminate the use of the death penalty in the United States.

The Touch of the Master's Hand (Adult, adolescent)
This video is a captivating discussion starter that speaks to the worth and potential of every human being. This film parable, based on the beloved poem by Myra Brooks Welch, follows the path of a precious, finely crafted violin that falls into unwanting and uncaring hands. It was about to be auctioned off for almost nothing until it received "a touch from the master's hand," which recovered and revealed its great value. A powerful, thought-provoking story that shows that life is valuable and that anyone can find renewal and begin again.

Black Oasis (Adolescent; Young Adults)
This drama gets to the heart of the difficulites that many post-modern teens are dealing with today: peer pressure, cutting, suicide, divorced parents. In this story we meet Emily, a girl struggling with the pain of her parents' failed marriage and the dark temptations of a new friend. This is an authentic, hard-hitting and ultimately compassionate story about the forces that tear at today's families. The intense emotion of Emily's journey will motivate discussion on a wide range of issues relevant to today's teens and parents.


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Audience Codes: PK = Preschool, EL = Elementary, JH = Junior High, HS = HighSchool, Adult


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