Deepening your faith as you grow older can be a bit of a challenge. The demands of family life, school, work, and countless other responsibilities can draw our attention away from God. Or maybe you haven't asked any of life's big questions in awhile: Who really is Jesus? How do I actually live out my Catholic faith on a daily basis? What is truth, and can we know it? What does a "relationship with God" look like?
This is all part of the New Evangelization, and we want to help in answering those questions. The links below provide an abundance of information on topics ranging from pop culture and social media to scholarly seminars on Catholic theology and philosophy.
Pope Francis calls us to be a "culture of encounter." If we aren't continually being formed in the faith, we will not be able to follow the call. By seeking truth and deepening your gift of faith, Jesus will remain at the center of your life and be your strength for the mission. Build upon your faith today!
The Institute of Catholic Culture is a nonprofit organization dedicated to evangelization and faith formation for adults of all ages. All Institute programs are open to the public, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, at no charge! They have hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings under the "Library" link. And they even live stream their weekly seminars online. Check out the link for more information.
Word On Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media apostolate that supports the work of Father Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into— or back to— the Catholic faith. To be most effective in this mission, Word On Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies.
Under the direction of Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, Busted Halo® Ministries helps young adults explore their spirituality, listen to and encourage one another, discover (or re-discover) the rich depths of Catholic tradition, and connect to communities of faith where their unique gifts will be respected and used, and where they will find support on their journey toward God. Founded in September of 2000 by Fr. Brett Hoover, CSP, and Mike Hayes, Busted Halo® continues to seek out new ways to make the connection between young, spiritual seekers and the community of the Church.
StrangeNotions.com is the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists. It's built around three things: reason, faith, and dialogue. Each day you'll find articles, videos, and rich comment box discussion concerning life's big questions.
In January of 2010 (J.10), there was a unique call from Pope Benedict XVI to use technology at the service of the Gospel. Along with specifically asking priests to create new initiatives, his prayer intention for that month was that young people learn to use modern means of social communication for their personal growth and to better prepare themselves to serve society. Our podcast, the first J.10 Initiative, is modeled after the well-known podcast “Stuff You Should Know,” part of Howstuffworks.com.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan is the current Archbishop of New York, and he is one of the most well know and well liked people in the world. Now, you can listen to all of his weekly homilies and keep up to date with his blog. Check out the link for more information.
What exactly do we do? OBS is a think tank of young Video Missionaries rewriting the art of story-telling with film in the global Catholic Church. The blending of Catholicism and Web 2.0 film tactics is our passion. We come together because we love truth, and telling stories rooted within absolute Truth.
We are a multidisciplinary global team, sharing creativity, knowledge, and conviction for the marriage of technology and encounter with the everlasting here on earth. Bottom line, film is the future in the online global culture wars, and our film-family is ready for the front lines of this battle.