Explaining the Faith Videos

We have all heard of Joan or Arc, but do we know the truth about her? What did she do and why was she so controversial? Who killed her and why? And what did she stand for? Hear Fr. Chris Alar as he separates fact from fiction, truth vs. legend of this saint.

With this video we finish the Vatican approved apparitions and go into locally approved apparitions. What is the difference? What was the message of Our Lady of Hope (Pontmain) and Our Lady of Eternal Aid (Querrien)? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains this critical Marian apparitions in France that you don't hear much about.

For each decision in our life, does God want us to make a specific choice? If so, how do we know what that choice should be? How do we know when we want something if it is our will or God's will? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains the importance of spiritual direction and how we can know what God wants us to do and how to find peace in our decisions.

Jesus told St. Faustina that Divine Mercy was mankind's last hope of salvation. So how did it come to be? The Feast, Image, Novena, Chaplet, and Hour of Mercy make up the Divine Mercy Devotion, but how as it spread around the world? What was the spark that came from Poland that Jesus said would prepare the world for his final coming? Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain this incredible story and how the Marian Fathers are playing a critical role in the salvation of the world and how you can be a part of it.
As one of the most shocking of all Marian apparitions, what exactly happened in Kibeho, Rwanda, in 1994? What did heaven need to warn us about? What did this prophecy say and why is this fully approved Marian apparition so important today?
Hear things about the Annunciation that you have never heard before and why it was the most important day in human history. Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain what we need to know about this solemnity. Includes answering such questions as is Christmas a pagan holiday? Is the Hail Mary Biblical? Do we worship Mary? and the difference between Mary and Zechariah.

Was St. Patrick a real person, and if so, who was he? Did he really use a shamrock, get snakes to leave Ireland, and convert the whole country? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he separates fact from fiction and tells you what we need to know about this important saint.

After appearing in Fatima and immediately after Beauraing, Belgium, Mary appeared in Banneux in a way that changed the world. Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains what happened and why and how this message of heaven can help us today.

The debate rages about receiving Holy Communion - should it be only on the tongue or can receiving in the hand be allowed? What is more ancient and what is more proper? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains what you need to know about the Eucharist and why.

We all know about Lourdes and Fatima, but what is Beauraing (Belgium) and what is the critical connection? What was Mary's message for us today? Fr. Chris Alar explains what Our Lady of the Golden Heart is in this easy-to-understand video.

What do we need to know about Vatican II? Is it good or bad? Are we required to follow it or reject it? What did John Paul II say about it? Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain what we need to keep and what we need to reject.

Join Fr. Chris Alar for part 2 of this amazing talk that finally explains what the Latin Mass (TLM), or the Extraordinary form of the Mass, really is and how it differs from the Novus Ordo Mass. Part 1 was posted last week.

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