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Mysteries of the Church: Christianity and Science

A cinematographically excellent documentary explaining in colloquial and relatable language the unexpectedly amicable relationship between science and Christianity.

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Mysteries of the Church: Creation and Evolution

A cinematographically excellent documentary explaining in colloquial and relatable language the Church's understanding of creation and its attitudes towards science and evolution.

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Mysteries of the Church: Christian Denominations

A cinematographically excellent documentary explaining in colloquial and relatable language the history of the development of many Christian denominations.

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Mysteries of the Church: Jesus and Art

A cinematographically excellent documentary explaining in colloquial and relatable language the signifiance of art for the representation of Jesus.

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Fr. Barron on the Mystery of Eating Jesus' Flesh

A short clip of Father Barron discussing the foundation of the Catholic belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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Fr. Barron on Papal Infallibility

A short clip of Father Barron's teachings on Papal Infallibility.

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EWTN Live - 11-16-2011 - Catholicism - Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ with Fr Robert Barron

Father Barron discusses his experience traveling the world to view and film many of Catholicism's most important and beautiful scenes.

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Agree/Disagree Preassessment Exercise: The Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may 'agree' or 'disagree' with various statements about the Church as a way to preassess the class.

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Signs of the Domestic Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can identify various items that might be found in the "Domestic Church" - that is, the Christian home and family.

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Who, What, When, Where, How, - in the Local Diocese

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to familiarize themselves various places and people in their diocese and archdiocese.

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Catholic Church Role Description

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a short answer activity that discusses the various roles of different people in the Catholic Church, including their responsibilities and qualifications.

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"The Church Is Mystery" Word Search

A word search on the mystery of the Church. Please note that this document is only available as a PDF.

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The Church Is One

This project is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to do research on the mark of the Church as 'One' using various websites.

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The Top Ten Things

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to write down 10 things they know about the Catholic Church.

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The Power of the Holy Spirit in Acts of the Apostles

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can explores the effects of the Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles and today.

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What Are They Saying

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read about the Catholic Church through various media outlets and answer these questions.

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The Structure of the Church

Student handout: Activity for chapter 19

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The First Address from Pope Benedict XVI

"Grace and peace in abundance to all of you! In my soul there are two contrasting sentiments in these hours. On the one hand, a sense of inadequacy and human turmoil for the responsibility entrusted to me yesterday as the …

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Must--Should--Can

Must--Should--Can Instructions: Check all the responsibilities you believe a pope must do in the MUST column, the responsibilities he should do in the SHOULD column, and the responsibilities he can do in the CAN column. # Responsibility MUST SHOULD CAN …

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A New Rock

  OVERVIEW This is a youth catechetical session intended to lead young people to an understanding of Pope John Paul II's life, ministry, general papal responsibilities, and the procedure for electing a new pontiff. It can be used in a …

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A New Rock: Adaptations for Home Use

These activities are easily adapted for family members at home. When gathered for a meal, or for the specific purpose of these activities, family members can do one activity, a couple, or all of them, depending on the amount of time …

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Central Characteristics of Roman Catholicism

Catholicism is a remarkably rich religion, characterized by a complex tapestry of beliefs, practices, values, rituals, traditions, and more. When viewed "from the outside"--that is, by those who do not share its communal life--Catholicism is probably most frequently identified by …

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Catholic Identity

For a couple of years, Saint Mary's Press sponsored a listserv discussion group online. Discussions on a variety of topics were pursued via e-mail. In this article I hope to summarize some of the highlights from postings on the timely …

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