Friday, November 27, 2015

Immaculate Conception Church 2015 Annual Christmas Appeal

Please consider a gift to this year's Christmas Appeal. For donation information, visit here.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

American History and Catholicism

James Birch and Father Jenkins discuss the role of Catholics during the founding of the United States, some events in the life of Archbishop John Carroll and the relationship between the Catholic Church and the government. This program was recorded on 19 November 2015.

Catechism Lesson 2: The Bible and Tradition

Father Jenkins continues his catechism series using Fr. William J. Cogans' "A Brief Catechism for Adults". This episode reviews the books chapter The Bible and Tradition. Click here to buy a copy of the catechism Father Jenkins refers to. This program was recorded on 18 November 2015.

Catechism Lesson 1: Religion

Father Jenkins begins a catechism series using Fr. William J. Cogans' "A Brief Catechism for Adults". This episode is an introduction and a review of the books first chapter, Religion. Click here to buy a copy of the catechism Father Jenkins refers to. This program was recorded on 18 November 2015.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Passion of the Christ movie

This is an old episode of What Catholics Believe from 2004. It was recorded shortly after the release of Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ". Due to poor picture quality the program was never shown. Hoping there may still be some interest in the discussion however, it was decided to salvage the footage by converting it to black and white and make the best of what was there. The audio is still quite good.

The host was James Urling, a Cincinnati area attorney. At the time, What Catholics Believe was broadcast on Time-Warner cable, hence the running time to fit inside a half-hour slot (this is true of all the older series of shows).

Also like all the older shows, this one too is small in format. This is due to the deprecated analog NTSC broadcast standards that were used at the time.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Questions III

James Birch and Father Jenkins discuss some more questions raised by viewers. The topics include the consecration of Fatima; Catholicism, protestantism and what is Christianity; and differences in how Catholics and protestants pray. This show was recorded on 11 November 2015.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Apologetics: Modesty Part 2

Father Jenkins concludes his discussion on modesty and discusses the virtues. This show was recorded on 10 November 2015.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Apologetics: Modesty

Father Jenkins discusses modesty and raising children to be modest. This show was recorded on 5 November 2015.

Apologetics: a follow up on Faith Alone

Father Jenkins responds to viewer comments on the Faith Alone program. This show was recorded on 5 November 2015.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Apologetics: Faith Alone and Mercy

Father Jenkins discusses the protestant error of Faith Alone. He concludes with some remarks on Francis' idea of "mercy". This show was recorded on 4 November 2015.

I Corintians chapter 13
(from the Rheims New Testament, A.D. 1582)

Charity is to be preferred before all other gifts.

Brethren: If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy, and should know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I should have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity is patient, is kind; Charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never falleth away; whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. And now there remain faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Questions II Part 2

James Birch and Father Jenkins respond to questions from viewers. This program was recorded on 26 October 2015.

This is the prayer mentioned by Father and Jim in the video:

Prayer of Consecration to 
the Immaculate Heart of the Queen of Heaven

O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart. We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To thee we give our homes, our families, our country.

We desire that all that is in us and around us may belong to thee, and may share in the benefits of thy motherly blessing. And that this act of consecration may be truly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day at thy feet the promises of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion. We pledge ourselves to profess bravely and at all times the truths of our Holy Faith, and to live as befits Catholics. We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of God and His Church, in particular to keep Holy the Lord's Day. 

We likewise pledge ourselves to make the consoling practices of the Catholic religion, and above all Holy Communion, a central part of our lives, insofar as we shall be able to do so. Finally, we promise thee, O glorious Mother of God and loving Mother of me, to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to the service of thy blessed veneration in order to hasten and assure, through the queenship of thine Immaculate Heart, the coming of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thy dear Son, in our own hearts and in those of all men, in our country and in all the world, as in heaven, so on earth. Amen!

Questions II Part 1

James Birch and Father Jenkins respond to questions from viewers. This program was recorded on 26 October 2015.