Explaining the Faith Videos

Fr. Chris Alar explains Mary's role in the history of America and her being made patroness of the United States under the title of the Immaculate Conception. Also discussed is the only approved Marian apparition in the U.S. at Champion, WI and the significance of the date July 2. Also, has the Church approved Our Lady of America and George Washington's apparition of Mary?

What is the meaning of suffering, sickness, loss, and death? Why would a "merciful" God allow such things? Fr. Chris Alar answers these questions in a powerful way that will give you the strength to understand and persevere in the midst of such trials.

Does the Church allow Yoga, Reiki, Ouija Boards, Horoscopes, dreamcatchers, Astrology, Tai Chi, tarot cards, etc., or are these New Age superstitions? Fr. Chris Alar explains.

What is Church and Bible Teaching on Sex? Is all sexual activity allowed within marriage? Are we called to different levels of chastity? Are heterosexual sins as serious as homosexual sins? Fr. Chris Alar explains the powerful teaching of Theology of the Body, something so important yet so misunderstood such as marriage and contraception.

What makes the Miraculous Medal one of only three liturgically approved sacramentals in the whole Church? Fr. Chris Alar explains the promises and importance of this devotion given to St. Catherine Laboure. Also, the Marian apparition at Siluva, Lithuania, near the home of St. Faustina.

Mary is the most misunderstood gift of our faith. Why? What is her role and what exactly does Jesus intend for her to do for us since he is God and can do all things? Fr. Chris Alar explains in the parish mission talk from Mechanicsburg, PA.

In Part 2 of this teaching Mass, Fr. Chris Alar begins at the Liturgy of the Eucharist and walks through each part of the Mass, explaining its Biblical foundation. You will never be bored at Mass again once you understand the full meaning of what is happening!

The main reason people don't attend Mass or are not focused during the Liturgy is because they don't fully understand what is taking place. Once one understands the Mass fully, one comes to love the Mass fully and their life changes. Fr. Chris Alar explains each and every line of the Mass and its Scriptural origin.

The threats to the world are many, especially the war in Ukraine and abortion in the United States. Interestingly, and much unknown, is the fact that the full answer to these problems lies at the feet of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In this second talk on Guadalupe, Fr. Chris Alar explains why.

In this talk, Fr. Chris Alar gives a basic summary of these four important channels of grace in the Devotion of Divine Mercy as given by Jesus to St. Faustina. He discussed the Feast of Divine Mercy in an earlier talk posted on this channel. Click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsmYu_hZlfM
In this brief summary, Fr. Chris Alar explains who St. Faustina was and what Jesus told her we needed to know about the Feast of Divine Mercy. Learn how to receive these incredible graces!
Fr. Chris Alar continues his "Explaining the Faith" Series as he takes you back to seminary with him.