Catholic Faith Formation and Education
   
Sexuality


Safe at Last (Emementary Grades 3-6)
This video deals with family violence, physical and emotional abuse, and the neglect children often suffer in their own homes. Penelope Mouse, looking at a family photo album, asks her mother why she looks so sad in the pictures. Mother Mouse tells Penelope that Grandfather Mouse would drink with his friends and become an angry mean person. He would yell, scream and hit them. The story tells of the abuse and how they tried to keep it secret, and didn't tell or call the police. He always said that he was sorry, but the abuse didn't end, so they left to live in a shelter where it was safe. The story reinforces that you need to tell in order to get help.

Teens and Sex II (JH, HS, ADULT)
In this true-to-life video, teens talk openly--and honestly--about the importance of relationships as well as their own sexuality. You will meet real people who talk about real issues. It is designed to help teens build healthy, honest relationships and make sound choices. It discusses sexuality as part of the Catholic faith, accenting abstinence, choice, and principles of commitment. For teens who have already become sexually active, it offers help in regaining healthy attitudes about sexuality that are in accord with their faith. It is ideal as a discussion starter for teens and adults.

Fertilization and Birth (Emementary Grades 4-6)
This video provides basic accurate information on animal and human reproduction. Using both animated and live action, this film depicts fertilization and birth in fish, dogs, sheep, horses and, finally, humans.

Implementing the Sexuality Curriculum for Parish Religious Ed. Programs (ADULT)
This video produced by the Office of Religious Education in implementing the Sexuality Curriculum covers three areas: Knowledge of and planing of the curriculum; catechists formation; and parental information.

Sex, Love, Relationships (HS)
Straight talk from Pam Stenzel in four powerful sessions on, sex, love, and relationships: 1. The physical Consequences 2. The Emotional Consequences 3. The Spiritual Consequences 4. The Character Issue. CAUTION Parts 1 & 2 are excellent, parts 3 and 4 do not use Catholic terminology. Parts 1 & 2 = 71 minutes. Parts 3 & 4 = 64 minutes.

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.

Valuing Values (Sexuality Curriculum) (JH, HS, ADULT)
This is a comprehensive sexuality catechesis for teens and parents, based on the Life and Family curriculum of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. It is a catechesis in sexuality by Father John Forliti which seeks to provide parents, teachers and young people the supports they need to talk about sexuality. There are 14 presentations.

On The Air: The Gospel of Sex (HS)
Never before in history have teens had so much information about sex. With so many conflicting messages, young people are misguided and very confused. The overwhelming message from movies, television, books, music, and friends is "God created sex, so there's nothing wrong with it as long as you love each other." As a result, premarital sex, teenage pregnancy, and disease are still major problems. This episode of "On The Air" will look at sex from a biblical perspective. Young people will discover the benefits of abstinence; receive practical tips on how to say "no"; and learn how to make a new start if they've already been sexually active.

Renewing the Mind of the Media (ADULT)
Overcoming the exploitation of sex and violence in communications. Have you ever felt disturbed by words and images in the media? Do you feel powerless before those in control of news and entertainment media? This video addresses such questions especially as they related to the gratuitous violence and misuse of sexuality in the media. The United States Bishops' Committee for Communications present this video as a companion piece to their 1998 document by the same name in order to provide a starting point for further reflection and action by dioceses, parishes, and others. Production of this video was facilitated through a grant from the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Fund.

What I Really Want to Say: Does God Care About Sex? (JH, HS)
This is the fourth in a series of six videos. Sex is a major topic for teens. At the local coffeehouse, the teens talk candidly about the questions of sex that they and their friends are wondering and worrying about. Father Bill takes the conversation to a deeper level by inviting the teens to share what elements are essential to an enduring relationship and summarizing what Jesus had to say about sex and sexual temptation. Topics discussed are: communication in relationships, teenagers and sex, oral sex, masturbation, media portrayal/pressure to have sex, the power of sex, sex outside of marriage, and lying and loneliness.

Molly Kelly: Teens and Chastity Part II (HS)
In a frank discussion of teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases, abortion, contraceptives, and the "safe sex" lie, Molly Kelly presents the problems facing teens today and invites them to choose chastity as the best means to a happy, healthy life. The two-part format of this program allows for more meaningful discussion and follow-up activities between sessions, as well as ease of presentation and time restraints. Molly Kelly is a member of the Grant Review Board of the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the promotion of chastity. She takes her message to schools, youth rallies, and teen conferences in the United States and Canada.

Choose Life, Choose Love: Sex and Catholic Youth--Part II (JH, HS, ADULT)
This is the second in a set of two videos. Kieran Sawyer, SSND, knows how to help teens see the big picture of human sexuality and relationships. As a result, teens become more skilled in making decisions and choices that foster positive friendships. This program emphasizes a Catholic perspective on sexuality. This video contains PART II: Six Sessions For Teens. It consists of six segments: SEGMENT 1: L.I.F.E. Choices. Teens explore the differences between Love, Infatuation, Friendship, and Exploitation; SEGMENT 2: Dating Choices. Teens analyze the impact of dating choices; SEGMENT 3: Teens and Contraception. Teens discover the pitfalls of society's "safe sex" message; SEGMENT 4: Abortion: Morality vs. Legality. Teens examine the distinction between moral choices and legal choices; SEGMENT 5: Homosexuality. Teens discuss homosexuality within the framework of Catholic values; and, SEGMENT 6: Choose Love. Teens realize why people who date and engaged couples reserve sexual intercourse for marriage.

Family Theater Films: The Search (HS, ADULT)
This is one in a series of five videos. In five modern dramatic stories, scenes from the biblical narrative are intertwined with the contemporary to create powerful connections with the Gospel. The stories address themes such as AIDS, stealing, abortion, reconciliation, peer pressure, family communication, and more. The scenes are realistic, well-produced and touch on relevant issues which will stimulate discussion and reflection. In this video, analogous to the search for Jesus in the temple by Mary and Joseph, a modern-day couple struggles to find their runaway daughter. Key issues: runaways, family communication, prostitution, physical and emotional abuse.

DeSales: Christian Morality and Forgiveness--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of four videos. This video consists of segments 5 and 6 entitled: Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself and Human Sexual Love: The Power 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.

Learning About Sex: Where Do Babies Come From? (Emementary Grades 1-3, ADULT)
This is the second in a series of five videos. It provides a sensitive way to help parents explain God's gift of sexuality for children ages 6 to 8.

Learning About Sex: How You Are Changing (Emementary Grades 3-6, ADULT)
This is the third in a series of five videos. It gives children ages 8 to 11 support and encouragement as well as information they need. It will help open a channel of communication with your child, and also helps provide sex education from a Christian point of view.

Learning About Sex: Sex And The New You (Emementary Grades 5-6, JH, ADULT)
This is the fourth in a series of five videoes. It not only helps young people ages 11-14 to understand the physical and emotional aspects of sexuality, but encourages them to feel good about themselves as males or females, to respect this God-given gift, and to discuss questions with their parents.

Learning About Sex: Love, Sex, And God (JH, HS, ADULT)
This is the fifth in a series of five videos. It tackles tough questions with Biblical insight and practical wisdom for ages 14 to young adult. It provides a healthy avenue to discussion between parents and teens.

Love Is Patient: Saving Sex for Marriage (Adolescent; Young Adults)
Sexual intimacy is a gift from God to be enjoyed within marriage. But choosing to save sex for marriage is difficult for young people, especially in today's society. Young people need to know the many benefits of saving sex for marriage: It shows respect for oneself, one's sexuality, and on'e relationships. It is an expression of love for God. Living with sexual integrity recognizes and respects the importance, value, and power of sex. The young people and counselors in this video share this message from their personal testimonies, letting viewers know that sexual abstinence before marriage is God's expectation for all of us, and that He will give us the grace to do it.


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


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