Weekly Updates – December 11, 2016

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December 11, 2016

Subject Matters Ep.11 – “The Guardian of Mercy”
In this episode of Subject Matters, author and producer Terence Ward discusses his remarkable duel narrative, “The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today”

“Full Of Grace” – Preview of New Catholic Film
Full of Grace Teaser Trailer

Historic Pilgrimage Documentary | Jerusalem, Israel: Christian Pilgrimage english subtitle

National Geographic – Jerusalem Full Documentary 2013 English Subtitle HD

Jerusalem Within These Walls

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Mexico)
December 1531, Mexico. The Virgin Mary appears to a Indian humble peasant, but nobody believes in him. On Her request the Indian wraps in his “tilma” some Castilian roses, mysteriously flowered on a bared scree. In front of the Bishop he opens the cap discovering the miracle: the image of the Virgin is impressed upon it.
The image is extraordinarily real. The results of analysis are amazing. In the Virgin’s eyes the 13 figures who witnessed the miracle are visible. The stars on her cloak are positioned exactly as they were in the miracle’s day (12.12.1531). The painting technique used is unknown. The colours keep intact, the cloth is uncorrupted.
And that’s not all: an extraordinary discovery reveals the Spanish origin (from Extremadura, Spain) of the name of Guadalupe and its incredible connection with the Evangelist Saint Luke.

Bishop Barron on Having a “Personal Relationship” with Jesus
Referencing the mystical prayers of St. Catherine of Siena, Bishop Robert Barron reminds us that “thou” is meant to be a more familiar and intimate form of the second person pronoun, “you”. So, it is with this affection we are to address our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After all, the bishop explains, sharing a personal relationship with God is the awesome distinction of biblical religion and the real purpose of evangelization.

Dr. Carolyn Woo – Witness
Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is currently the President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Her term will end in January 2017. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she immigrated to the United States to attend Purdue University, where she received her bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees before joining the faculty. She came to CRS in January 2012 after a distinguished academic career when she served from 1997 to 2011 as dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Her teaching, research and administrative leadership have been recognized around the world. She helped launch the Principles for Responsible Management Education for the United Nations Global Compact. From 2004 to 2010, Carolyn served on the Board of Directors of CRS. Her current board service includes Aileron Foundation; The Catholic University of America; the Archdiocese of Baltimore Independent Child Abuse Review Board; Migration & Refugee Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and the International Policy Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In June 2015, Carolyn was one of five presenters at the Vatican for the release of Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical “Laudato Sì: On Care for our Common Home” on the environment in June 2015. Her faith journey and work at CRS are recounted in her book, “Working for a Better World,” published in 2015 by Our Sunday Visitor. Carolyn is married to Dr. David E. Bartkus. They have two sons, Ryan and Justin. In this wide-ranging WITNESS interview, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB engages one of the most significant lay women leaders in the Catholic Church.

Subject Matters Ep.12 – “Particles of Faith”
In this episode of Subject Matters, scientist and theologian Stacy Trasancos discusses a contemporary approach to engaging questions of faith and science in a reasonable and effective way in, “Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science”

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