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Masters of Religious Education Program outline 2017-2020 - provincial.

Growing in Wisdom and Grace Program.  

Growing in Wisdom and Grace is a faith formation program designed for:

a) teachers needing to fulfill their two university Religion class requirement and

b) any employee of Regina Catholic wanting to learn more about his/her faith. 

There are 11 sessions in all-10 two-hour evening sessions and one day long session.  You can sign up for as many sessions as you are interested in (you don’t have to take them all. If you are interested in one session, sign up for one session).  The dates and themes for the sessions are below.  For further details or to sign up, contact Miles Meyers at m.meyers@rcsd.ca or 289. 

Schedule:

  • 2016-2017 TBA

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What We Believe

What We Believe
by Margaret Lavin

An indispensable guide to theology for religion teachers present and future.

What We Believe explores two major areas of thought: the theological foundations of the Christian faith, and the Christian understanding of the human person. Its theological insights and conclusions will be invaluable for those who teach in a variety of Christian contexts - especially those who prepare candidates to teach Christian religious education.

If teachers are going to teach their faith, they need to know what it is about.  What We Believe outlines the major theological themes that ground our understanding of who we believe God is, and who we are in relationship to God. 

Call Miles Meyers at 289 for a copy and work on a chapter or two...or email Miles at m.meyers@rcsd.ca. 

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Archdiocesan Social Justice coordinator Bert Pitzel’s guide to the  "Laudato Si Walk" can now be found at http://archregina.sk.ca/social-justice
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Development & Peace Share Lent 2017 workshops for Regina archdiocese:
 

The 2017 Share Lent theme is “Women at the Heart of Change”. What does this mean in development work? If you would like to help out with the campaign or just learn more about international development, please join us in exploring this theme and preparing for Share Lent 2017.  Everyone is welcome!

  • Regina:  Jan. 25th, 7 to 9:30 pm at Holy Child Parish,  2636 7th Ave E, Regina.  For further information, please call Marian (306.789.8276).

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Resurrection Parish, along with members of Living Hope Alliance, is hosting a Prayer for Christian Unity liturgy on Sunday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
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Wednesday Jan 25th The  Aboriginal Non Aboriginal Relations Community  will resume their monthly potluck and sharing circle at St. Mary's Anglican church (corner of Montague and 15th ave.) Potluck at 5:30pm, circle usually starts around 7:30pm.

Friday Feb 10th is the Regina City Police Annual Feast and Round Dance at the Core Ritchie Centre ( 445 14th ave). 4:30pm Pipe Ceremony, 5pm Feast, 7pm Round Dance.

Sr. ReAnne Letourneau
ANARC (Aboriginal Non Aboriginal Relations Community)
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Archbishop Don Bolen will be giving a talk on  Thursday Jan 19th at 10am to 11:30 in the multipurpose room at the First Nations University, entitled "Reconciliation and Healing: Churches and the TRC Process Moving Forward". I would really encourage people to attend this if they can as it’s such an important issue, not just in the areas we are involved in with our local ministries, work, community building etc, but on a national level and the historic period we are in, especially through the TRC process.
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Campion Brew Society, Campion College @ the University of Regina presents a Q&A with Archbishop Don Bolen, January 29th, 2017 See this poster for details
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Responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” is being produced in Saskatchewan under the direction of a Saskatchewan bishops’ advisory committee, thanks to financial support from the Saskatchewan K of C Charitable Foundation. The first two videos – one focused on Palliative Care and another focused on Care for the Elderly – can be found online at: www.findingthegifts.ca or for more information contact (306) 659-5844 or communications@saskatoonrcdiocese.com
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New Bible Study at Holy Trinity - In our busy lives we are faced with obstacles that aggravate us, discourage us, and can even hinder our relationship with Christ. Finding the time to address them is often lost by the business of life. How do we overcome these obstacles, and hear God’s voice in our lives?  Loneliness? Anger? Shame?  Overcome your struggles with Walking Toward Eternity: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart Bible Study by Jeff & Emily Cavins. Through prayer, reflection, guidance and the aid of the Holy Spirit, we begin to engage these difficulties in a positive way as we continue toward our goal of union with Christ.
Mondays, January 9 to Feb. 27—9:15 to 11 am, Holy Trinity Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina

For more information or to register for the study, call Brenda 306-530-1412

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Thinking Faith Podscasts from the Archdiocese...
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Good news!  It is now possible for teachers to obtain a Master of Religious Education (MRE) degree in Saskatchewan!  An extension site of Edmonton's Newman Theological College has been established in Saskatoon where the ten required courses are offered by local instructors on selected weekends and during the first two weeks of July.  Some courses may also be taken on-line.  This degree is recognized by the Teacher Classification Board for salary purposes.  In order to join the new cohort which begins in January 2017 kindly submit your application form and university transcripts to the registrar by Nov. 22nd, 2016.  For further information, you may consult the Newman College website or email the registrar at <maria.saulnier@newman.edu> or contact Sister Teresita Kambeitz at <teresita@sasktel.net> or at 306-653-1499.  Those who instruct others in righteousness will shine like stars for all eternity (Dan. 12:3).

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Catholic Family Services - Marriage Prep Dates

February 10 & 11, 2017
April 28 & 29, 2017
May 26 & 27, 2017
June 9 & 10, 2017
All prep sessions are: Friday – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                                    Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The weekend prep is held at:  Catholic Family Services – 160 McIntosh St., Regina, Sk. 306-525-0521

This is a first come, first served basis and couples must call Catholic Family Services and make payment of $200.00 to secure one of the 18 spots available.   This is non-refundable.           
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DivorceCare is a video seminar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on Divorce and recovery topics as seen from the biblical perspective.  The evening is structured with open discussion and sharing on the topic of the video, in a safe and supportive environment. DivorceCare will start this fall, September 12 at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road in Regina.  To register, please call Deborah at 306-789-2378.
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HOLY YOGA CLASSES FALL 2016

Connie Moker Wernikowski will be offering holy yoga classes again this fall.  All levels are welcome.  For more info go to Connie’s website at  www.bigfishyoga.ca or call Connie at 306-551-6933 or email mokerw@sasktel.net . Holy Yoga enhances strength, coordination, balance, relaxation, and flexibility integrated with breath exercises and Christian scripture. It offers time to be quiet, exercise and pray.
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The Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation and Evangelization Program: "Go, make disciples!"

Evangelizing means bearing personal witness to the love of God, it is overcoming our selfishness, it is serving by bending down to wash the feet of our brethren, as Jesus did. - Pope Francis WYD 2013

The Lay Formation and Evangelization program, helps men and women of all ages and stages of life encounter the joy of the Gospel and share that joy, in service, to the world. Over the course of our three-year program, we provide a working knowledge of particular areas of service including; Ministry to the poor and marginalized, Ministry to the sick, dying and bereaved, Native Ministry, Family Ministry, and Youth Ministry. You will be given the tools you need to assess your God-given gifts and talents prayerfully and discern how best to offer these in the service of the people of God within the family, workplace,  community or parish.

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall intake. For more information or to register, please contact our Program Coordinator, Eric Gurash at 306.325.1651 ext 211 or email him at egurash@archregina.sk.ca
Want to know more about this amazing program? Meet some of our participants and listen to their stories; The Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program - https://youtu.be/hrXlsQTrAUI
 

 

Using Technology to reach out for Evangelization : Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski MHSH, D.Min Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Dayton
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USCCB – Using the Internet and Social Media as a Tool for Evangelization
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Queen's House programs
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CatholicBytes - podcasts for busy Catholics
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Did you ever Wonder - Check this out!
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Jesuit Volunteers Canada (JVC) is a formation program, where young adults live out the values of Christian spirituality, social and eco-justice, community, and simple living. Placement opportunities include working with First Nations communities, young adult programing, community development and outreach, education, food justice, and working with the urban poor. Jesuit Volunteers Canada is currently accepting applications for September 2016 with possible communities and work placements in northern Ontario, Toronto and Regina. For more information visit www.jesuitvolunteers.ca or call 519-820-8204. JVC is part of a 50-year movement dedicated to inspiring young adults! Poster attached

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Programs at Catholic Family Services

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CCCB Co-responsibility of the Lay- Faithful

CCCB: Our Evangelical Neighbours

CCCB: resource bundle for 2016 National Week for Life and the Family, May 8-15, 2016.

Nostra Aetate - the 50th anniversary on the Church's relationship with Non-Christians Religions - Interreligious Dialogue

The Missionary Dynamic of the Church Today! - CCCB

A Church in Dialogue - CCCB

The Essential Elements of Evangelization Today - CCCB

Freedom of Conscience and Religion - CCCB

The Second Vatican Council - What was it and Why is it Important Today! - CCCB

Interpreting the Bible in Church - a rich resource

Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops 0f Saskatchewan on the Legalization of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Canadian Bishops Response to Medically Assisted Suicide.

And the CCCB Website

Being Catholic: is an Australian website that produces short, weekly faith videos for Catholic school staffs.  A school can preview the material free for 3 weeks and then decide about purchasing it.  Everything I have seen on the website is excellent.  Have a great day. 

FAQ's about Catholicism courtesy of American Catholic

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C4 - Ignite Your Catholic Faith video series

Watch the complete video series where Auxiliary Bishop Don Hying of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee discusses the Catechism of the Catholic Church and his views on God's importance and relevance in our lives. Enjoy new video uploads every Friday from October 2012 through November 2013!


 

Watch the entire C4 series:

C4 - The Desire for God

People often wonder if God really matters. In this initial "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith" video, Bishop Don Hying of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee shares his views on God's importance and relevance in our lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (27).

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C4 - Does God Really Exist?

Is there really a God? How do we know that God exists? In this "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith," Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who wonder if God is real. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (31).

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C4 - God Reveals His Plan

In this "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith," Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who wonder why our plans don't always seem to match God's plans. If you're asking yourself "what is God's plan for me?" this video is for you. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (50).

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C4 - What Should We Believe?

In this episode of "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith," when it comes to religion and beliefs, the world is full of choices. Should I be Catholic? Is Christianity the right path? Bishop Don Hying presents an overview on why many people have found a universal, spiritual home within the Catholic Church for more than 2,000 years. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (74).

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C4 - Is the Bible True?

Is the Bible historically and scientifically accurate? Are the stories true? In this "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith" web video, Bishop Don Hying shares an overview of the Bible's truth and relevance. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (101).

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C4 - What is Faith?

Friends often encourage one another to "have faith" when times are tough. What exactly is faith? Bishop Don Hying helps us define this seemingly 'ordinary' word that packs extraordinary power. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (142).

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C4 - Why Do I Need Church?

Some people enjoy attending church every week. Others, not so much. In this message, Bishop Hying illustrates the relationship between faith and belonging to a parish community. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (166).

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C4 - Does Life Really Matter?

The world is so big, it's understandable that some people feel invisible or even irrelevant. In this message, Bishop Don shows us that even in a world with billions of people, each one of us important. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (198, 335).

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C4 - Why Does Evil Exist?

Crime, natural disasters, disease, war and poverty. With so many negatives, sometimes it’s hard to see the positives. Click for Bishop Don’s message on how God works for good, even in the midst of evil. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (385).

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C4 - Who Can Save Us When We're Lost?

Life is full of ups and downs, happiness and heartbreak. As we face life’s challenges, sometimes we wonder if we’re fighting alone. Click and hear Bishop Don’s message about our Savior and how he shares our struggles and helps us fight our battles. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (422).

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C4 - God in Human-Form?

The idea of God joining us here on Earth through a virgin birth is pretty amazing. In this message, Bishop Don shows us that God became a person through Jesus Christ to connect with us, to love us and to save us. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (456).

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C4 - Are My Everyday Choices Important?

Year after year, month after month, day after day. For many of us, life seems pretty routine—almost as if God’s not around at all. In this message, Bishop Don helps us see God in our everyday lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (495, 531).

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C4 - Is Jesus a Savior for Everyone?

The world is full of various religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. Is Jesus truly a savior for all of us? In this episode, Bishop Don Hying explores what it means to be a Universal Church. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (774).

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C4 - What is a Creed?

Sunday after Sunday, Catholics around the world rise and recite a series of paragraphs in a shared profession of faith. But why? Bishop Don Hying has more info right here. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (185).

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C4 - Why So Many Churches?

As we walk or drive around our neighborhoods, we see lots of churches, affiliated with many different religions. Why is that? Bishop Don Hying shares a little insight on the differences. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (817).

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C4 - What is the Holy Trinity?

Some of us have heard the phrase “God in three persons, Blessed Trinity.” What does that mean? Bishop Don Hying has more on this divine trio. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (232).

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C4 - What's the Story on Creation?

The great Creation debate continues between believers and non-believers, scholars and theologians. Bishop Don Hying shares a snippet about what Catholics believe about the world's beginnings. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (282).

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C4 - What is God's Design for Marriage?

Who defines marriage? What makes marriage so important—isn't it just a piece of paper? People of all faiths—from all around the world—are asking these questions. Bishop Don Hying shares some Catholic insight on this blessed sacrament. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (369, 1602).

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C4 - How Do We Keep the Faith?

Life is full of choices, but how do we make the right ones? Bishop Don Hying shares some insight on how we can try to triumph over negative ideas and temptations. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (538).

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C4 - Can People Really Change?

You can’t teach and old dog new tricks. A leopard can’t change its spots. These clichés are widely-accepted, but do they apply to us? Bishop Don Hying shows us that through Christ, even challenged people can become “good” people. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (541).

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C4 - What Kind of Response Does Jesus Require of Me?

What Kind of Response Does Jesus Require of Me? In this “C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith” video, Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who are wondering what Jesus requires of us. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (546).

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C4 - Are there signs today that Jesus is still working?

The Bible seems to be full of great miracles and spectacular events, but we don’t see those things today. Or do we? Bishop Don Hying shows us that Jesus’ wonder surrounds us every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (547).

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C4 - What Do Catholics Say About Jesus & the Jews?

Catholicism and Judaism. Two faiths that are very different, yet very much alike. In this video, Bishop Don Hying explores this unique and deeply rooted relationship. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (574, 597).

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C4 - Why Did Jesus Suffer?

He was a good person who spoke of God, love and charity. He performed healing miracles for complete strangers. Still, Jesus was mocked in public and executed for all to see. Click for Bishop Don's message on why our Savior suffered humiliation and an unimaginable death. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (599).

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C4 - How Do We Know Jesus Rose?

It's the center of our Christian faith; the belief that Jesus was crucified on a Friday, then rose on a Sunday. How do we know it's true? Click now as Bishop Don Hying reveals more about this really Good News. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (638, 988).

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C4 - Jesus is Everywhere. Why Church?

For some it’s a healthy habit. For others a mandatory routine. Then, others just do it occasionally… going to church on Sundays. Do we have to attend church to follow Jesus? Bishop Don has more in this C4! Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (731).

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C4 - What's the Church All About?

Does having an actual Church serve a real purpose? Why is there a need for people to worship together in a dedicated place? Bishop Don Hying has an insightful perspective on the Church as a community. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (781).

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C4 - What are the Marks of the Church?

At Mass, we profess belief in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. What does that mean? In this episode, Bishop Don Hying breaks down the "Marks of the Church" etched in the Nicene Creed. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (811).

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C4 - Who Gave the Bishops Authority?

They have grand titles, elaborate ceremonies, big hats and big responsibilities. But why? Let's get the answer from one of them! Bishop Don Hying shares more on why the Church has a distinct leadership structure and foundation. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (874).

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C4 - Why Observe the Sacraments?

The Catholic Church has many different traditions and rituals. Why? Bishop Don Hying shares more on the sacraments and why they're so important. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1076).

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C4 - Why is Baptism Important?

Baptism. Is it really necessary to be a Christian? Isn't it really just another ceremony? In this video, Bishop Don Hying shares the importance of being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1213).

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C4 - Why is Confirmation Important?

When people are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, they become Christians, right? So, why do Catholics have confirmations? Bishop Don Hying shares some great information on this special sacrament. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1285).

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C4 - What Happens at Mass?

Mass celebrations or church services, seem very involved and sometimes they're really long. Why is that? Bishop Don Hying runs down the elements of Mass for us and helps us see the beauty of celebrating with others. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1346).

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C4 - What Happens to the Bread & Wine?

People line up at Mass for a small cracker or a piece of bread and a sip of wine. Why? When you get down to it, isn't it just bread and wine? Bishop Don Hying shares the mystery of the Eucharist with us, and what makes it a truly Holy Communion. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1373).

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C4 - Why Tell Sins to a Priest?

If people can talk straight to God, why should they tell their sins to priests? Bishop Don Hying confesses that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of his favorites, because it's good for the soul. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1422).

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C4 - Does Jesus Still Heal People?

His miracles of healing the sick are a big part of His ministry. Are those amazing medical miracles things of the past, or is Jesus still working wonders today? Bishop Don Hying talks to us about the healing power of Christ. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1499).

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C4 - What are Holy Orders?

Deacons, priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals and the pope. How did these men get their start? How do you know when you're on the opposite end of that Divine call? Bishop Don shares his personal story and orders up some great info on the leaders who serve us. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1536). #ThinkPriest

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C4 - What is Evangelization?

Who's responsible for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ? Is it our priests at churches or the nuns at schools? Maybe people should find out on their own? Here, Bishop Don Hying shares an overview of what it means to share the faith. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (905, 2044, 2225 & 2472).

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C4 - Does Faith Belong in Public Life?

Some people say religion and politics don't mix. Should there always be a separation of Church and State? Bishop Don explores this idea and shares why Catholics and people of faith get involved in public life. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1878, 2104).

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C4 - Isn't Church Too Restrictive?

Some people say it seems as if church people are always in our business. If I'm not bothering anyone, who cares? Bishop Don Hying shares more on the role faith plays as we exercise our freedom of choice and responsibility every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1730).

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C4 - Who Determines Right from Wrong?

Every day, we face many different choices. Should I go this way or that way? Do I listen to my parents or my friends? Is it okay to allow someone else to take the blame for my mistake? Bishop Don helps us take a look at the benefits of doing the "right" thing. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1749).

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C4 - What is Sin?

Most Christians believe that every person is a sinner – every one of us. Sure, people do bad things, sometimes. How do we know if those "bad things" are actually sins? Let's hear more from Bishop Don about sin and how it affects us, every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1846).

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C4 - How Do I Get to Heaven?

If heaven is a real place, how do we get there? What does it take? Do we have to be "good" people -- completely free from sin? Bishop Don Hying listens to these questions and shares some heartfelt answers. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1949).

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C4 - Am I Right with God?

Sometimes we fall short, but overall, we try to say and do the "right" things. However, many of us wonder if that's enough. Bishop Don gives us a word or two about "good" things we can all do every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2083).

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C4 - What Makes a Happy Family?

The Catholic Church teaches that family is important. What if my family isn't ideal or perfect? Bishop Don shares some great overviews on how virtually anyone can enjoy a happy home life. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2197).

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C4 - What's the Church's Stance on Intimacy?

With so many mixed messages about relationships and intimacy on television, at the movies and online, how do we know what's right? Click now for more on what the Church says about these deeply personal connections. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2331).

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C4 - What Does Pro-Life Really Mean?

Does the "pro-life" stance begin and end with unborn babies? What about human rights and our fellow man? Is there more to being "pro-life?" Bishop Don Hying shares more on the Catholic belief that all life is valuable. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2258).

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C4 - Is It Wrong to Be Rich?

Is it okay for Christians to have great wealth? Are we responsible for others who are less fortunate? Should we strive for success and financial gain? Bishop Don Hying sheds light on these challenging, yet popular questions. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2401).

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C4 - Should We Always Tell the Truth?

They say "the truth hurts." Some of us even quote John 8:32, declaring that "...the truth will set you free." Should we always be truthful, always? Bishop Don Hying shows us how sharing the truth can be a phenomenal way of sharing love. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2464).

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C4 - Does Being Good Matter?

Many adults adore children who exhibit "good behavior." Some kids even receive rewards, just for being good. Does being a good person still matter for grown-ups? With all of the stress of home and work, why bother? Bishop Don Hying has some "good" reasons in this video. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1803).

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C4 - What is Prayer?

For many, prayer plays a huge role in their lives. But what exactly IS prayer? And why is it so important? Bishop Don offers us some great insight into the power of prayer, and the many different ways we can benefit from it. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2559)

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C4 - How Am I Supposed to Pray?

With all the different ways to pray -- petition, thanksgiving, devotions, the rosary, the Mass -- how do I know I'm even doing it right? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying shares his thoughts on the many forms of prayer available to us, and how we can learn to incorporate them in our daily lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2623 and 2648)

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C4 - What Does Jesus Teach Us About Prayer?

Jesus taught us that the Lord’s prayer is the greatest of the Christian prayers – that it is the perfect expression of faith and trust in God. In this latest “C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith,” Bishop Don Hying discusses the Our Father, and how this prayer can be applied to our lives today.

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C4 - Why Do We Have a Pope?

This year, Pope Benedict XVI retired, and Pope Francis stepped in as our next shepherd. However, what really IS the role of the pope? And, why should it even matter to us? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying discusses why we have a pope. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (880)

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C4 - What’s Up with Catholics and Saints?

As Catholics, we’re often asked about the role that saints have in our lives. Is praying to them the same as worshiping them? What does it mean for them to “intervene” for us? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying explains the many ins and outs of being a saint … and how we, too, can strive to be just like them! Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (946)

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