Catholic Faith Formation and Education
Hispanic Catholics

InnerAction: Cultural Blessings--Caring Communities (ADULT)
This is the second of a series of five videos. This video questions whether American society is building wisely or not. All may benefit from the Hispanic American perspective on family, community, and church.

InnerAction: Cultural Blessings--Creating Energies (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of five videos. In this video, the Scripture story of the multiplication of the loaves invites reflection on the European American strengths of individuality and creativity.

InnerAction: Cultural Blessings--Liberating People (ADULT)
This is the fourth of a series of five videos. In this video, participants celebrate African American history, music, culture, and spirituality. A person cannot know freedom until they've known slavery.

InnerAction: Cultural Blessings--Living Reflections (ADULT)
This is the fifth in a series of five videos. This video explores an appreciation for the Asian American search for balance and the gift of a contemplative soul.

Summer Camps (ADULT)
Catholic Charities offers a great summer experience at Camp Scully for low income children in the Albany Diocese. In Columbia County, they offer a migrant camp for children of migrant workers.

Gran Acontecimiento (El) (Emementary Grades 2-6, JH, HS, ADULT)
The story of the apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in 1531, and his struggle to convince the Church to build a sanctuary in her honor, is beautifully brought to life in animated form. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy this touching drama of Mexican Catholic heritage.

El Bautismo de su Bebe (ADULT)
Este video de 20 minutos destaca los aspectos mas importantes del rito de bautismo para ninos. Presenta los simbolos del bautismo, da un resumen de la teologia del sacramento y discute el papel que los padres y la comunidad tienen en la vida del nino o de la nina. Ademas, ofrece relexiones personales desde la perspectiva de los padres y desde de vista del sacredote. Todos encontraran en este video no solo una ayuda educacional, sino una manera de renovarse espiritualmente. Las parroquias pueden usar este video como un recurso para las placticas para padres y padrinos.

Strangers No Longer (ADULT)
Strangers No Longer invites us to open our hearts and minds and identify with today's immigrants. It reminds us of our moral responsibility to actively live our faith and our obligation to be a voice of change so that newcomers are strangers no longer.

Faithful Citizenship: A Matter of Conscience (Teens, Adults)
How is "faithful citizenship" a matter of conscience? Three 10-minute segments show how everyone can faithfully participate in the political process. Each segment helps Catholics learn how they can form their consciences in order to make important public choices. The 3 segments are: (1) English for Adults--Faithful Citizenship (2) Spanish for Adults, (3) English for teens--Go Make a Difference.

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

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