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Visual Bible: Acts--Part 3 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 14 to chapter 20--young Christian Church opens its arms to the Gentiles; and Paul, Barnabas, Silas, and Timothy teach and establish churches.

Visual Bible: Acts--Part 4 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 21 to chapter 28--return to Jerusalem with Paul, and witness the danger and riots he stirs up as the Book of Acts comes to a triumphant conclusion.

Popes, The: The Legacy of Peter (ADULT)
A history of the Chair of Peter with profiles of significant popes. The video examines the present-day papacy, a history of the papacy, the power and politics of the popes, and art and architecture of the Vatican. Rare footage, new research and exclusive interviews make this a compelling resource.

The Last Supper (Adult, older adolescents)
As a symbol of love, forgiveness, and everlasting life, few moments in the Bible hold mre significance than Jesus' Last Supper in Jerusalem. For many Christians, the symbolic bread and wine from that Passover meal on the eve of His execution are the very centerpieces of worship. Still, modern scholars continue to debate the specifics of Christ's final celebration with His disciples. Join the world's leading scientists, scholars, and historians in an unforgettable exploration of Jesus' final hours on earth.

Story of Paul the Apostle, The (Adult, older adolescents)
From Paul's education in Jerusalem under the Rabbi Gamaliel to his exhortations on behalf of Christianity, this video explores the life and legacy of the greatest missionary of the early church. Theologians reflect on the importance of his upbringing to his success in spreading the Word, and in-depth analysis of his writings--some of the earliest Christian documents extant shed light not just on the origins of Christianity, but on the man who helped ensure its survival.

Understanding Christian Symbols (JH, HS, ADULT)
The video explores several Christian symbols and their roots in personal human experience and salvation history--connections to the eternal which move us to respond to God with love. From the Alpha and Omega to tongues of fire, from the baptismal font to the cross and crown, this video links the richness of tradition to the life of the contemporary believer. This is a much-needed resource for Confirmation classes and is equally appropriate for adult groups. It incorporates history and theology in a visually compelling format, and increases students' understanding of other Christian traditions as well as their own. A guide with discussion questions and suggested activities accompanies the video.

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second in a series of four videos. An inspirational and thought-provoking tour of St. Paul's life and teaching is featured in these engaging sessions. The most significant issues and problems of the early New Testament Church are related to modern Christian life. Participants will develop a more personal insight and appreciation for the tremendous contributions of "the apostle" to our scripture and faith traditions. This video consists of two sessions: 3. To Be or Not To Be…Jewish. (Paul's Letter to the Galatians) and 4. Some Practical Problems of Early Christian Life in Corinth. (Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians).

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of three videos. An inspirational and thought-provoking tour of St. Paul's life and teaching is featured in these engaging sessions. The most significant issues and problems of the early New Testament Church are related to modern Christian life. Participants will develop a more personal insight and appreciation for the tremendous contributions of "the apostle" to our scripture and faith traditions. This video consists of two sessions: 5. Paul's Letter of Tears. (The Second Letter to the Corinthians) and 6. Paul's Best, But History's "Time Bomb". (The Letter to the Romans).

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth in a series of four videos. An inspirational and thought-provoking tour of St. Paul's life and teaching is featured in these engaging sessions. The most significant issues and problems of the early New Testament Church are related to modern Christian life. Participants will develop a more personal insight and appreciation for the tremendous contributions of "the apostle" to our scripture and faith traditions. This video consists of two sessions: 7. Paul of Later Vintage. (The Letters of Philemon, Colossians and Ephesians) and 8. Paul's Spirit Lives On. (The Pastoral Letters of Timothy and Titus).

His Name Is John (Pope John XXIII) (ADULT)
A dramatic enactment of the life of Pope John XXIII, one of the great popes of this century, who called forth renewal in the Church and brought forth new life for all of Christendom. The program was written by Anthony Padovano and features Tom Wees as John XXIII. In this one-actor play, the vision comes alive as it is told with passion, humor, and reflective insights. John XXIII proclaimed a new vision for the world and for the Church in his short pontificate 25 years ago.

Bring Down the Walls (ADULT)
Launch the next 100 years of influential Catholic social vision by discovering the legacy of the past century of Catholic social teaching. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum Novarum, this video urges viewers to rediscover the wisdom, power and heritage of the social teachings of Jesus Christ and the church. Based on the U.S. bishops 1991 statement, A Century of Social Teaching: A Common Heritage, A Continuing Challenge, this video seeks to inspire viewers to put these teachings into practice in their lives and help bring down the walls of injustice wherever they exist.


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


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