Category: Video Links

Called to Become an Adult Church (John J Shea O.S.A)

What does it mean to “grow up” as Christians, and how can we minister to effectively foster spiritual maturity? This presentation considers two unique perspectives on embracing the God of adulthood as individuals and as communities of faith.

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Catholic Deacons

An excellent insight into the role of deacons and the issue of allowing women deacons. A good video to use for group discussion. (10 minutes).

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“The Christian Life in Evolution” with Sr. Ilia Delio, PhD

from Ronald Barnett This talk was given at a Saturday morning retreat of Contemplative Outreach of Washington DC and Maryland in Silver Spring MD on 8.11.2012. Watch video here Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

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Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’ (NCR)

The National Catholic Reporter informs us that Pope Francis has waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life.  It quotes the Pope as saying, “Evolution in nature is not opposed to the notion of Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings that evolve.” That Pope Francis has felt the need to...

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Francis is on the Ball: Reflections on the World Cup

“During the match, when you are on the field, you find beauty and gratitude and teamwork” A short video from Rome Reports on how Pope Francis is using the World Cup to reflect on Christian life. Click here to view the video www.romereports.com 

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Governing the Church: the imperative of collegiality by Mary McAleese

President Emeritus, Mary McAleese gave the Von Huegel Lecture at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. She is a patron of the Von Huegel Institute and an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund’s College. The lecture focussed on the essential role of collegiality in the governance of our Church. Click here to download the text of the lecture: Mary...

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The Catholica Conversations (Nov 2013)

The Australian Catholic reform website Catholica have launched what they intend to be, the first in a series of extended online video conversations, essentially discussing the future for religion in a world where most people seem to have lost interest – at least in the developed world.  Their hope is that these conversations will not...

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Christianity in Evolution: An Exploration, Jack Mahoney SJ, Gresham College Lecture

Evolution (a word that apparently doesn’t feature in the Catholic catechism) has provided a new understanding of reality, with revolutionary consequences for traditional Christian beliefs. What should a rational Christian think of issues such as Adam and Eve or Original Sin which appear to be at odds to modern thinking on evolution? The issues explored...

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What is the Emerging Church?

We live in a turbulent and difficult time for the church.  Many worry for their families and wonder will faith remain an integral part of their lives in the future.  So has the Holy Spirit gone on holiday or is that Spirit doing as someone has said, ‘a new thing with the ancient story.’  Franciscan...

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Bow into Service (upworthy.com)

This isn’t a lecture about quantum mechanics. This isn’t an argument for the existence of God. This is about some truths you probably already knew somewhere deep down inside.  The title given to the video is ‘Science is misleading you about some fundamental Truths’, but a better title, taken from the video itself would be...

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