How Can Suffering Exist In a Good World, Created by an Almighty God?

Three Persons in one God? A good and almighty Father, but a world torn by pain, evil, and suffering? Creation out of nothing? An unseen world? These are all essential teachings of our Faith, but all require God’s assistance to understand. In this video, we dive deeper into these topics and what the Church saysContinue reading “How Can Suffering Exist In a Good World, Created by an Almighty God?”

The Trinity and Divine Providence

Welcome back to the More Than Ordinary Catechism Read-through! Blog readers, I apologize for falling behind last week. Here is an updated schedule for content coming your way over the next few days: Friday: Share the extended video for the week here (the video will be available on YouTube later today) and the link toContinue reading “The Trinity and Divine Providence”

Characteristics of Faith and God: A Quick Overview

This is the (delayed) companion video for last week’s review of Part One, Section One, Chapter 3 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We also start into Section Two with the very beginning of the Creed. In this video I do a quick review of the additional topics covered within that section of theContinue reading “Characteristics of Faith and God: A Quick Overview”

Only Christians Go to Heaven?

This was intended as the “In Brief” video for this week, but since I addressed important topics that ran long, the pairing video will be the short one. In today’s later video, I will simply review in-depth sections not included in this video from the remaining pages. Throughout the remainder of the week, I willContinue reading “Only Christians Go to Heaven?”

Why Catholics Need to Return to the Catechism

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church may not seem like a priority in these crazy times.  Keeping up with breaking news and its impact on our family lives is a full-time job!  Besides, the long season of Ordinary Time feels like a spiritual vacation.  It is scattered with solemnities, but not as intense as the seasons onContinue reading “Why Catholics Need to Return to the Catechism”

The Women Who Carried Salvation

A Reflection on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 64 “Above all, the poor and humble of the Lord will bear this hope. Such holy women as Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Judith, and Esther kept alive the hope of Israel’s salvation. The purest figure among them is Mary.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀CCC 64⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The poor and humbleContinue reading “The Women Who Carried Salvation”

God’s Existence and the Divine Revelation Debate

Special Note for Blog Readers: This post is simply to share that this week’s videos are live on YouTube! Throughout the remainder of the week, I will be writing about points from this section that were not included in the video and sharing additional resources. Here’s what you can expect this week on the blog:Continue reading “God’s Existence and the Divine Revelation Debate”

Setting the Tone for Studying the Catechism

In this first week of our Catechism Read-through, the Apostolic Constitution and Prologue establish the spirit in which we are to read and approach the Catechism. Does the Catechism Help us Correct Each Other? The Catechism is an ideal reference point to learn what the Church teaches and better explain her teachings in conversation. But,Continue reading “Setting the Tone for Studying the Catechism”