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Comunidad (ADULT)
This video is in Spanish with English subtitles. In response to the growing number of small church communities in many Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities, the U.S. Bishops offer this video to help answer the question, "What makes a community viable and Catholic?" Communidad shares the experience of one small church community in Pasadena, Texas. By following this group through prayer, study, discussion, parish activities, outreach, and evangelization, the viewer comes to understand the unique contributions such groups can make to the Church. The video is useful for existing small church communities and parish groups interested in forming such a community, as well as pastors and pastoral leaders. It includes reflections from Archbishop Patrick Flores.

Parish Pastoral Councils: Instruments of Visioning and Planning (ADULT)
This video, divided into three segments, explores the historical development of councils, the theological context within which councils operate, and the authentic role of the Parish Pastoral Council. A new vision of council is explored wherein the council "becomes the means for articulating dreams and needs of parishioners and of the community they serve and of developing a pastoral plan for meeting those dreams and needs."

Place To Belong: Catholic Schools Today (HS, ADULT)
This video highlights three Catholic schools, emphasizing the importance of a tradition that builds for the future and contributes to the Church and the community through lived Christian values. It is a testimony to the belief that values-based education extends far beyond the classroom walls, penetrating to the very heart of the community. Frequently praised for high academic standards, Catholic schools are now recognized for providing students with a sense of community and core values that stay with them for a lifetime.

Vatican II 3rd Millenium Series - After the Council (ADULT)
This VATICAN II series explains the change in outlook that the Council fostered in the Church and explores how the documents of Vatican II continue to renew the Church today. It is excellent for adult education, RCIA, small groups, catechist training, returning Catholics and post-RENEW groups. This video, AFTER THE COUNCIL, looks at the difficulties in achieving the renewal called for by Vatican II. It also examines the Church of the future which is already emerging with a more truly world-wide dimension than ever before.

Vatican II 3rd Millenium Series - Ecumenism (ADULT)
This VATICAN II series explains the change in outlook that the Council fostered in the Church and explores how the documents of Vatican II continue to renew the Church today. It is excellent for adult education , RCIA, small groups, catechist training, returning Catholics and post-RENEW groups. The ecumenical movement has been called the miracle of the twentieth century. Ecumenism refers to the promotion of unity among the Christian churches. In its broader sense, ecumenism extends also to non-Christian religions. This video, ECUMENISM, explores the ecumenical movement in the Church before, during and after the Council. The ecumenical movement was first started in the early 1900's in Asia and Africa by Protestant missionaries who began to realize that the greatest obstacle to preaching the gospel was the scandal of division among Christian churches. The starting point for ecumenism in the Catholic Church centered on the question, "What is the Church?" Half a century of study and experience by European theologians began to blossom at Vatican II when biblical, liturgical, lay and missionary renewal all pointed toward ecumensim.

Women: A Wellspring of Strength in the 21st Century Church (ADULT)
This video draws directly from the United States bishops document, From Words to Deeds: Continuing Reflections on the Role of Women in the Church. The bishops developed their statement around three goals: to appreciate and incorporate the gifts of women in the Church; to appoint women to Church leadership positions; and to promote collaboration between women and men in the Church. The video depicts a scene in which a pastor and six parish members plan ways in which their parish can achieve the goals set by the United States bishops. Done in three nine-minute segments, the video allows for reflection/discussion after each segment.

Catechism Of The Catholic Church: An Introduction For Adults (ADULT)
This practical video will help adults become familiar with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In June 1993, the Bishops' Committee on the Implementation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church sponsored a symposium for all the United States' bishops on the Catechism. The four parts of this video, based on that symposium are: 1) major themes of the Catechism (Bishop Christoph Schonbern) 2) the context of the Catechism (Rev. Berard Marthaler,OFM Conv.) 3) practical use of the Catechism (Bishop Donald Wuerl, Sr. Joan Curtin, Rev. Michael Steele) and 4) questions and responses (audience and panelists). A guide accompanies the video offering simple, clear, realistic recommendations to facilitators and moderators of three 90-minute group discussion and reflection sessions.

Dancing Church (ADULT)
This video shows rich forms of indigenous African dance and music. Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Kane,CSP, visits a variety of Sunday liturgies filmed on location in Southern Africa including: Ethiopian Rite, Holy Saviour Church, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Sunday Eucharist, Nkamenya Parish, Malawi; Sunday Eucharist and Morning Prayer, Poor Clare Monastery, Lilongwe, Malawi; Good Friday, Way of the Cross in Turbo, Kenya; Zaire Rite, St. Alphonse, Matete, Kinshasa, Zaire; Rite of Paroisse St. Paul, Yaounde', Cameroon; Ashanti Rite, Cathedral, Kumasi, Ghana; Corpus Christi Celebration, St. Theresa, Nandom, Ghana. An entertaining way to educate parish liturgy committees to develop imagination in worship. Liturgical dance has been talked about for years--now, see it done well as a genuine act of praise of God!

Time To Build (HS, ADULT)
This video tells the dramatic story of survival and hope as Catholics in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and Czechoslovakia experience new religious freedoms after more than forty years of Communist oppression. It brings viewers to the lands of ancient traditions and modern upheavals, of the World Wars and the Cold War, of atheism and Catholicism; to the struggles and victories of the 20th century.

New Catechism: Catholic Faith Today--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of three videos. The series explores the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. It reflects on the meaning of the Catechism and demonstrates its practical application to Catholic faith today. This series is well-suited to weekly gatherings where a session can be shown and followed by group discussion. This video contains Session I--An Introduction to the Catechism and Session II--Faith in God and Jesus Christ.

New Catechism: Catholic Faith Today--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second in a series of three videos. The series explores the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. It reflects on the meaning of the Catechism and demonstrates its practical application to Catholic faith today. This series is well-suited to weekly gatherings where a session can be shown and followed by group discussion. This video contains Session III - The Spirit and the Church, and Session IV - Liturgy and Sacraments.

Reflections On Vatican II (ADULT)
This video shows pieces from the actual Vatican Council, with commentary and reflections from those who were there and from Catholics looking back at history. Good for adult groups, for history, unterstanding and discussion.

Communities of Salt & Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish (ADULT)
This video introduces the Bishops' call to strengthen parish social ministry. Using hundreds of images illustrating social justice needs and work as well as interviews from church, parish and community leaders, it challenges viewers to put their faith into action and seek justice and peace in their homes, parishes, local communities and beyond.

Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence in our Society: The Church's Response (ADULT)
What can Church/parish leaders do in support of women in domestic violence situations? How can the Church let the victims of domestic violence and abuse know their cries have been heard? How can parishes be made safe places for the victims?

We Are All God's Priestly People: A Catholic Vision of 21st Cent. (28 min.) (ADULT)
In this video, Bishop Howard J. Hubbard shares his vision that by virtue of Baptism we are all called to be co-creators with God, advancing the Kingdom in our day. Every person's contribution is vitally needed so that together in a rich diversity, we can build up the Christian Community. There is a shorter version of this video (14 min.) that does not have the concluding interviews with national and diocesan commentators.

Faithful Revolution: Video 1 - Genius of the Heart (ADULT)
Vatican II is one of the great cultural and religious events of the 20th century. Surprisingly, many Catholics have no understanding of Vatican II. This video seeks to inform us about Vatican II's influence on the Church, through five 1-hour videos. The series can be used for adult education, catechist training, college courses in Vatican II, parish renewal, Catholic identity, and targeted continuing education for specific areas of parish ministry and leadership. It is also good for programs on "The Church and the Coming Millenium." Part One covers Pope John XXIII's reasons for convening Vatican II, changes in the Mass, and the death and legacy of John XXIII. Some of the distinctive teachings of Vatican II are touched upon (e.g., The Church is a mystery, not an institution; the Church is the whole people of God, not just the hierarchy, clergy, and religious; and the Catholic Church is not the only means of salvation). Good discussion questions are provided.

Faithful Revolution: Video 3 - Human Dignity (ADULT)
This series gives us a better understanding of Vatican II. This video looks at: social justice, the poor, and Latin America; religious liberty, the Church in Poland, and fall of Communism; the Church in Africa, enculturation, and lively liturgy; and inter-religious dialogue, Jewish/Christian relations, and the Holocaust. It can be the basis for very good discussions.

Faithful Revolution: Video 4 - A World Transformed (ADULT)
This series gives us a better understanding of Vatican II. This video looks at: the laity, marriage, birth control, and polarization in the Church; and the 60s, nuclear weapons, war, civil disobedience, Vietnam, and the Civil Rights Movement. It highlights controversial issues.

Faithful Revolution: Video 5 - Dynamics of Hope (ADULT)
This series gives us a better understanding of Vatican II. This video looks at: implementation of Vatican II, tension within the Church, Pope John Paul II, and liberation theology.

Mystery Of Faith: An Introduction To Catholicism - Church (ADULT)
This is part of the ten-video series which introduces viewers to the "depth dimension" of many of the key Catholic insights. In this program, Father Himes answers the questions: What does it mean to be Church? How does the Church continue Christ' presence in our world? What does "there is no salvation outside the Church" really mean?

Mystery Of Faith: An Introduction To Catholicism - Salvation (ADULT)
This is part of the ten-video series which introduces viewers to the "depth dimension" of many of the key Catholic insights. In this video, Father Michael Himes renews the meaning of this traditional term and shows why social justice is essential to our salvation.


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


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