The Church’s Social Teaching

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Father Dan introduces us to the Church’s moral teaching on our life in society, within the changing conditions of the last 120 years. He gives an overview of the history; of natural law; of the key principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity; and what we do about it all!

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Eucharist

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Father Dan goes beyond surface appearances to reveal the heart of the Catholic Mass: the Real Presence of Christ; participation in his one perfect Sacrifice; and receiving his Body and Blood in Holy Communion. Deepen your understanding, and learn how to prepare yourself to truly enter in.

Published in: on January 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Confession

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Father Dan explores many aspects of this Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: how we feel about it; how and why Christ instituted it; what it means to be contrite; what we need to confess; how penance works; whether there are any sins a priest cannot forgive; and how confession can change your life.

Published in: on December 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Four Last Things

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Or is it the 10 last things? Father Dan presents the Church’s teaching on death, the particular judgment, heaven, hell, purgatory, the time of trial, the second coming of Christ, the resurrection of all the dead, the general judgment, and the new heavens and new earth.

Published in: on November 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Social Teaching of the Church

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Some call it the Church’s best-kept secret! Since 1891, Popes and Councils have applied the Church’s constant moral teaching to the new, ever-changing challenges that face our society and world. Father Dan considers the Church’s affirmation of human dignity that is its foundation, and the five main principles on which it turns.

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Confession: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

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Why do Catholics need to go to confession? How does it relate to baptism? Are there any sins a priest cannot absolve? How should a penitent prepare for confession? Father Dan explores this sacrament and the great grace it gives us in our struggle against sin.

Published in: on January 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Eucharist as Sacrament

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How is the Eucharist like the other six sacraments? How is it different–the “Sacrament of sacraments,” toward which the others point? What do we mean when we say that we receive the Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion? What does “transubstantiation” mean, anyway? Father Dan presents the Church’s teaching on the “Source and Summit of the Christian life.”

Published in: on December 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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