Explaining the Faith Videos

What is the true meaning of Advent? What are we required to do? Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains this important season and what you need to know to prepare for the End Times.

Who or what are ghosts? Does the Church believe in them? If so, what are we required to do about them? Why would they appear to us? Hear Fr. Chris Alar answer these questions and give some good examples of Catholic "ghost stories".

Learn about the best apparitions of Mary as Fr. Chris Alar continues this series on the meaning and significance of approved Marian apparition.

What are indulgences? Did the Church sell them? Are they Biblical? Fr. Chris Alar explains how this is the most important grace most people never take advantage of.

Fr. Chris Alar gives inspiring stories to show the Rosary is from Heaven, is Biblical, and focuses on Jesus. This is Part 2, presented after his talk about the Rosary being Biblical in Part 1.

It is said that the Rosary is not biblical but rather vain repetitious prayer that is idolatry. Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain what you didn't know about the Rosary and gives easy-to-understand explanations to each of those objections.

After 1,000 years, why is St. Francis of Assisi still the most beloved of all saints? What did he do? What did he teach? How can his example help us today? Hear Fr. Chris Alar summarize it all in an easy and engaging way.

Fr. Chris Alar explains why we need to know about this critical saint, the Stigmata, and what makes Padre Pio the most important saint of our times.

Forgiveness may not be what you think and is definitely not as difficult as you may believe. Join Fr. Chris Alar as he explains Church teaching on forgiveness and the meaning behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain the very first Marian Apparitions including Our Lady of the PIllar, Our Lady of Puy, and Our Lady of the Snows.

We all know someone who has left the faith and left us heartbroken. But there is hope! With God's grace, the help of the Saints, and your own contribution, their conversion can happen.

The Role of Mary is a gift from God to help us, not distract us. Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain actual Church teaching on Mary, especially the Assumption and the Coronation.