Explaining the Faith Videos

There is so much confusion today regarding the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (TLM), so what is the truth? Is this Mass suppressed, and if so, why? What are the differences between the Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo Mass? Fr. Chris Alar explains what you need to know about this important part of our Church tradition.

How are we to understand who Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI really was? Was he the last real pope? What did he accomplish and what was the controversy surrounding his papacy? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains one of the most important persons in Catholic Church history and gives a summary of his teaching.

Mary is an integral part of God's plan of Salvation. How so? Can we actually call her the "Mother of God" and why is this January 1 Solemnity of the Mother of God a Holy Day of Obligation? What about Co-Mediatrix and Co-Remptrix? What do those titles mean? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains the critical role in knowing who Jesus is and growing closer to him.

There is so much more to what you thought you knew about the Incarnation and why God became man. Listen as Fr. Chris Alar explains in an easy-to-understand way so that you can explain the faith to others and not only "who" Jesus was, but "'what" Jesus was.

What is true and what is not regarding St. Mother Teresa and what she really said and did. Did she have dryness in prayer? Did she feel God abandoned her? Did she lose her faith? Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, explains this and more, and summarizes her entire spirituality in an easy-to-understand way!

We all must go through it. But what is the "Dark Night" of the senses and Dark Night of the Soul? Fr. Chris Alar explains that we will all face deep desolation and dryness and what the difference is between depression and something spiritual that God may be doing in us. This critical teaching in moral theology of St. John of the Cross and Theresa of Avila is paramount to growing in holiness and preparing for death.

Two extremely important, but lesser known Marian apparitions, occurred in France and Ireland. Being incredibly important countries to the Faith, we need to listen to Mary's message from Heaven regarding these visions. Hear Fr. Chris Alar summarize in an interesting way the story of Our Lady of Knock and Our Lady of Pontmain.

We have talked about the Divine Mercy Image before, but never quite like this. Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain in an easy-to-understand way the history and meaning of the Image of Divine Mercy and some of the many miracles reported by those from having the Image in their homes.

Who were Rachel, Ruth, Rebecca, Rahab or Judith or Esther? What was their role in salvation history and what do you need to know? Did Jesus really have relatives who were prostitutes? Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain this fascinating account of women in the bible and learn what you never knew before.

Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains two critically important Marian apparitions that you haven't heard about. Gietrzwald (the only approved apparition in Poland) and Pontmain (Our Lady of Hope) in France will give you a much better understanding of Mary's role in God's Kingdom.

Do we really know who John Paul II was? Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain some incredible facts and stories of this pope who was called "The Greatest Man of the 20th century?" What was his role that God gave him directly? What did he really teach? And why did many want him dead? You won't think of him the same way again.
Was Martin Luther a hero of justice or a disobedient leader of revolt? Hear Fr. Chris Alar give the often misunderstood facts and debunk many common myths about one of the Fathers of the Protestant Reformation. Also, hear how similar he was to St. Therese of Lisieux, but how they went down totally different roads.