My New DVD on Evangelization Now Available!

Evangelization DVDI am excited to announce that my first Catholic Answers DVD, “Evangelization: Making Jesus’ Last Command Your First Priority” is available for preorder through the apostolate’s online store. Here’s a brief description:

The Catholic Church exists in order to evangelize; yet sadly there are many Catholics who fail to recognize their sacred duty to live out and share their faith in Christ with others. Why is this and what can we do about it?

In this tour de force seminar, Catholic Answers apologist Hector Molina explores the common obstacles that inhibit many believers from sharing their faith. He presents a compelling theology that will deepen your understanding of the Church’s teaching on evangelization, and empower you to effectively share your faith with others. In this dynamic presentation you will learn:

❧ Why evangelization is the responsibility of every Catholic
❧ The most common reasons most Catholics don’t evangelize
❧ What the Catholic Church teaches about evangelization
❧ The basic elements of the kerygma and how to proclaim it
❧ Effective faith-sharing principles and techniques

You can order your copy today by clicking here.

Apologetics Seminar Series
Santa Sophia Parish
Spring Valley, CA

Date: August 18, 2014—August 22, 2014
Time: 06:30-8:00 p.m.
Event: Apologetics Seminar Series
Sponsor: Catholic Answers, Inc.
Venue: Santa Sophia Parish
Location: 9800 San Juan Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Public: Public

If you'd like to learn how you can invite me to speak at your parish, contact my seminar coordinators at (619)387-7200.

Serie de Seminarios Apologéticos
Parroquia Corpus Christi
Bonita, CA

Date: August 18, 2014—August 22, 2014
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Event: Serie de Seminarios Apologéticos
Sponsor: Catholic Answers, Inc.
Venue: Parroquia Corpus Christi
Location: 450 Corral Canyon Road
Bonita, CA 91902
Public: Public

If you'd like to learn how you can invite me to speak at your parish, contact my seminar coordinators at (619)387-7200.

On Your Marks: The Church is Catholic

One_Holy_Catholic_ApostolicWhat does the word catholic mean?

The word catholic comes from the Greek katholikos, from kata ‘in respect of or concerning’ + holos ‘whole’, thus concerning the whole or universal. The word church comes from the Greek ekklesia, which means, “the called out ones,” as in those called out from the world and to God in order to form a distinct society. It can be said therefore that the Catholic Church is made up of those called out and gathered into the universal and visible society of believers founded by Christ. 

On Your Marks: The Church is Holy

One_Holy_Catholic_ApostolicIn my last post I examined the first of the four notes or marks of the Church—namely, unity. Today I would like to briefly examine the second defining mark or quality of the Church: holiness.

For many, the Catholic Church’s claim of holiness is quite provocative. After all, how can the Catholic Church possibly claim to be holy when her membership is made up of sinners? How can she claim to be perfect when some of her members (and even some of her leaders) have been found guilty of vile, scandalous, and gravely sinful deeds? Doesn’t this clearly invalidate her claim and demonstrate instead her profound lack of holiness? 

On Your Marks: The Church is One

One_Holy_Catholic_ApostolicThis is the first in four part series on the Marks of the Church.

What do we Catholics mean when we profess that the Church that Christ founded is one?

The Catechism teaches us that the Church is one because of three reasons:

1. Its source (God the Father),
2. Its founder (God the Son),
3. Its soul (God the Holy Spirit). 

Prayer for Pope Francis

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From his first words to us on the Loggia of St. Peter’s to this very day, Pope Francis has never ceased to ask the faithful to pray for him. It is a wonderful sign of his deep humility and awareness of the enormity of his role as Vicar of Christ and Supreme Pontiff. As Catholics, we do have an obligation to pray for our Shepherd and Holy Father.

To that end, I’ve posted the following prayer for the Pope which is taken from the Roman Missal. A partial indulgence is attached to the versicle and response. I would encourage you to pray for the Holy Father daily. 

Parish Apologetics & Evangelization Seminar
October 10-12, 2014
Chicago, IL

Date: October 10, 2014—October 12, 2014
Event: Parish Apologetics/Evangelization Seminar
Sponsor: St. Dorothy Parish
Venue: St. Dorothy Parish
(773) 651-7000
Location: 450 E 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
Public: Public

If you'd like to learn how you can invite me to keynote your event, contact my seminar coordinators at (619)387-7200.