Explaining the Faith Videos

With the challenges of our youth today being enormous, Fr. Chris Alar presents Blessed Carlo Acutis as an example to live by. Learn about this incredible saint who is the best example for our children today growing up in a time so influenced by the digital world.

What is the chilling message that Mary gave at La Salette, France, and why is it important today? Hear Fr. Chris Alar summarize this critical apparition and tell us what we need to know and what we need to do to follow Heaven's instruction.

What does it mean to be "left behind?" How will the Second Coming of Christ be realized? What is the Rapture and who will be affected? Will only Christians be "raptured" or is the Rapture not even Biblical? What does Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Tribulation mean? Is there a 1,000 year reign of Christ again on earth? What is Pre-, A-, and Post-Millenialism? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he gives you Church teaching in an easy-to-understand way.

Many of us are confused about evolution. What is it and does it go against the Bible? Does the Catholic Church say it is permissible to believe in evolution? If so, what kind of evolution? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he gives an actual easy answer to this centuries-long dilemma.

We all believe that becoming a saint is out of our reach... long prayers, extreme penances, and superhuman virtue. While those things are characteristic of canonized saints, surprisingly those elements are not what defines holiness. So what does? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he gives you the answer.

What is the truth about the Church and Galileo? It is not what you have always heard. Join Fr. Chris Alar as he takes you back to seminary and tells the truth of what really happened with Galileo and the Church's view about science.

Join Fr. Chris Alar on a recently released video of a parish mission in Pennsylvania, where he explains the concepts and reasons why we should all embrace Marian Consecration. Catholics need to be able to explain this tradition when questioned by non-Catholic friends and family.

There are many approved Marian apparitions, but few capture the essence of our times more than Our Lady of Good Success. Appearing to a nun, Mother Mariana, in Ecuador in the 16th century, Mary's words were a message to us at the end of the 20th century. Loss of faith and morals were foretold - but so was a remedy. Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains this critically important message from heaven.

As Catholics we are told, and believe, that the Spanish Inquisition was nothing but Catholic Church oppression, torture, and power control. We are told millions died at the hands of the church, killed because they would not become Catholic. Is that what really happened? Fr. Chris Alar explains.

Of the over 10,000 saints in the history of the Church, which saint, other than Mary, has the most miracles? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains the incredible life, miracles, and incorruptibility of St. Charbel (or Sharbel) Makhlouf of the Maronite Rite in Lebanon.

What does it mean to be the Vicar of Christ? What does Church teaching that the Pope is infallible really mean? It isn't what you think. Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains what the Church really teaches about the papacy, the Ordinary Magisterium, the Extraordinary Magisterium, Apostolic Succession, Ex Cathedra, etc. and if the Pope can make an error or not.

What is Freemasonry and why does the Catholic Church condemn it? Is it justified or a misunderstanding? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he gives the history and meaning behind this secret society and what their defined mission actually is.