Friday, April 1, 2011

Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic is an EWTN series hosted by Fr. Ed Krause. He instructs, encourages, and inspires listeners with the wisdom and strength of the Catholic creed, moral tradition, and sacramental life. He demonstrates that becoming a Catholic is a lifelong struggle, beginning with Baptism and ending in Heaven.


Preambles of the Faith
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about the basics of the Faith including proofs for the existence of God and the first article of the Creed.


The Second Commandment
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause discusses the ways that the Lord's name is taken in vain today in phony religions, and how the Catholic Faith, the true faith has shown herself to be true since its foundation 2000 years ago.


On Christ, Christology, and the Incarnation
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about the teaching of Jesus Christ on the Kingdom of God, the beatitudes, and how the Incarnation was God's answer to suffering and death.


The Church and its Mission
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause concentrates on the mission and task that Jesus gave us: to break beyond selfish isolation and share a richer life in communion with God and all the Saints.


Baptism, Confirmation and Penance
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about the sacraments of initiation, their scriptural sources, and what the Catechism teaches on them.


The Sacrament of the Eucharist
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause concentrates on the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the scriptural references to it.


Marriage and Orders: Vocational Sacraments
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about how Love is perfected within Marriage or Holy Orders.


The Anointing of the Sick
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause discusses the issue of suffering and illness, and how God uses evil to produce a greater good, but also how, without God, suffering would lead to anguish, self-absorbtion or despair. He also talks about how the Sacrament of the anointing of the sick gives people the grace to carry their crosses and healing.


The Moral Imperatives of any Faith
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about how Morality is objective, and perceived by the Conscience through Natural Law


The Fifth Commandment: You Shall not Kill The Fifth Commandment: You Shall not Kill
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about the sacredness of human life, the heinousness of abortion, and how even hatred against your brother is a sin.


The Fourth, Sixth, and Ninth Commandments
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krauses ties together the sins of adultery, lust, and dishonor to parents into one theme of preserving the sacredness of family life.


The Eighth Commandment and the Media
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about how bearing false witness has affected society today, on a small scale and a larger scale with the media.


The Paschal Mystery and the Last Things
Host - Fr. Ed Krause


Fr. Krause talks about the culmination of Christ's life in His death and resurrection, the culmination in our lives through our death to self and our rising in Christ, and the culmination of the Church's mission at the end times.

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Catherine said...

This is an excellent series. I've forwarded it to all my Catholic friends. Thank you for posting this.

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