In the ten episodes of Part II of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, we continue our walk through the story of salvation and the teachings of the Church, this time exploring the key to fully living the Faith. As we unpack the ways that we encounter God in our lives, we discover the transforming power of God's grace in the seven sacraments and consider some of the critical moral issues of our day. Ultimately, these ten episodes show us how to live a life worthy of the Gospel.
- Episode 1: The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation
- Episode 2: The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life
- Episode 3: Walk through the Mass: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy
- Episode 4: Penance and Anointing of the Sick: God's Mercy Revealed
- Episode 5: Matriomony & Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service and Communion
- Episode 6: A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & the Path to Happiness
- Episode 7: A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love
- Episode 8: A Love That Lasts: God's Plan for Sexuality
- Episode 9: Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love
- Episode 10: Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person
EPISODE 1 - The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation (39 minutes)
The sacraments aren't simply the rituals we go through because we happen to be Catholic. They are profound moments of encounter with Jesus Christ, who imparts his life and grace to us and draws us deeper into his love through the seven sacraments.
EPISODE 2 - The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life (36 minutes)
Love desires to be near its beloved. On the night before he died, Jesus gave us the gift of his very self in the Eucharist to be the source and summit of the Christian life. He waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament, and longs to be united to us in Holy Communion.
EPISODE 3 - Walk through the Mass: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy (33 Minutes)
"The Lord be with you...And with your spirit...Thanks be to God." We might be familiar with the various prayers of the Mass, but do we understand the meaning, beauty and power of all we say and do in the liturgy?
EPISODE 4 - Penance and Anointing of the Sick: God's Mercy Revealed (42 minutes)
Many people wonder, "Why should I confess my sins to a priest?" But behind the human priest we must see the True High Priest at work-Jesus Christ, forgiving our sins in the Sacrament of Penance, the great sacrament of God's mercy.
EPISODE 5 - Matriomony & Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service and Communion (39 minutes)
It has been said that "It takes three to get married"-husband, wife and God. Indeed, matrimony is the sacrament in which Christ gives couples the grace to love each other with his total, sacrificial love and to signify this love in the world.
EPISODE 6 - A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace, & the Path to Happiness (44 minutes)
How do we talk about morality in a relativistic world that says, "You can have your truth. I can have my truth. But there is no the truth to which we are all accountable?" A Catholic moral vision helps us rise out of this self-centered worldview and leads us on the true path to human happiness.
EPISODE 7 - A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love (18 minutes)
Afraid. Insecure. Guarded. Fear of being alone. That's how many people feel in their romantic relationships today. But Christ offers a pathway to authentic love and the kind of relationships and marriages we most deeply long for.
EPISODE 8 - A Love That Lasts: God's Plan for Sexuality (36 minutes)
God gave us the gift of human sexuality to express the profound communion of love between husband and wife-one that reflects Christ's love, which is free, total, faithful and fruitful. Discover the beauty of the Church's teachings on love and sexuality and how they can bring fullness of life and love.
EPISODE 9 - Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love (18 minutes)
From the beginning of Christianity, the Gospel message has shaped the way people live-socially, economically, politically and culturally. The same Catholic tradition that gave us hospitals, universities and unprecedented care for the poor can help us build a society today in which every person has the opportunity to flourish.
EPISODE 10 - Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person (36 minutes)
"You did it to me." These five words of Jesus remind us of our responsibility to live in solidarity with the most vulnerable in society-whether it be the poor, the suffering or the unborn. For whatever we do to the least of these, we do unto Christ.