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A Time to Revive: Rebuilding the Catholic Faith Today

Our world is troubled: wars, terrorism, political and social unrest, family breakdown, mass migrations, moral confusion, violence, confusion and chaos.
In the Church: faith has diminished, many have lapsed, doctrines are denied, moral teachings ignored, scandals in the clergy causing dismay and doubt.

Appealing to tried and tested methods from the Church’s life and history, this film sets forth a blueprint for revival in the Catholic Church and consequently a renewal in families, communities, and the world around us. Focus is given on five key areas to drive this renewal: Catechesis, Liturgy, the Gospel of Life, Sanctity, and Mission.

Commentary is provided by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Bishop Mark Davies, Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Joanna Bogle, and Jacob Phillips, along with a number of young people speaking about their faith and trust in Christ.

The Woman

In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as “Woman”. This reference should draw our attention to the woman mentioned in Genesis, as well as in the book of Revelation. But who is this “Woman”, and why is she so central in the history of Salvation?
This powerful film considers the Catholic teaching about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her important role in the Church and in the lives of Christians today. The dogmas of Mother of God, Immaculate Conception, Perpetual Virginity, and Assumption are explained along with other traditional beliefs and devotions to Mary.
Insightful commentary is provided by Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Sr Mary of the Trinity, Fr Jeff Steel, and Joanna Bogle, along with a number of young people speaking about their faith and love of Our Blessed Lady.

Grace

What is grace? What is its purpose? How do we receive it? Who can receive it? Are there different types of grace? Are there mistaken or erroneous teachings about grace? How does modern research help us understand the idea of grace?

In Christian theology, the various names and types of grace share one key idea: a
second birth into a new and holy life, like
a seed in the ground that grows into a plant and bears fruit. In this new life of grace, a human being participates in the life of God, becoming one of His adopted children, and calling Him “Father”.

St Augustine, as a young man in the Roman Empire, speculated about the existence and nature of divinity. Only after his conversion into the life of grace, however, did he speak to God in personal, passionate, and intimate terms: “Late have I loved You, O beauty so ancient and so new; late have I loved You!”

Miracles

What are miracles? Are miracles possible and, if so, how do we know? Do miracles happen and, if so, what is their purpose? What attitudes should we take towards reports of miracles? How might miracles impact on our prospects for future happiness? What are the perspectives of science, theology, and philosophy on miracles today?

The exploration of miracles raises some of the most important spiritual, intellectual and personal questions that we face. An understanding of miracles is important for catechesis in parishes and in the home, for personal spiritual and intellectual growth, for devotions, as well as many courses in religious studies and the humanities in general today.

This film explores these questions from a Catholic perspective, informed by historical and modern discussions in science, philosophy, and theology, as well as cases of particular miracles, ancient and contemporary. Featuring Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Jamie and Joanna Bogle.

To Be A Pilgrim: The Canterbury Way

An ancient trail of pilgrimage runs through south-east England; a pathway along which so much of English identity converges. It is the way of St Thomas Becket, the martyr who stood up to a King and inspired Christendom. It is a route that drew countless pilgrims in ages past, captured the imagination of Chaucer and is reviving in our own times.

This film follows Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Nicholas Schofield as they journey from London to Canterbury. Along the way they discover the story of St Thomas and some fascinating traditions: the Rood of Boxley, the splendour of Rochester, the ‘second Carmel’ at Aylesford and many more.

By retracing the steps of the medieval pilgrims, this film draws out the rich Christian heritage of England and reflects on what it means ‘To Be A Pilgrim’.

Marriage: God’s Design for Life and Love

From the dawn of human history, mankind has understood the value of a lifelong, faithful, procreative union of one man and one woman in marriage. This natural bond, which was raised to a Sacrament by Our Lord Jesus Christ, has been the foundation of Christian civilisation for over two thousand years.

This powerful film presents the enduring Catholic vision and understanding of marriage and the natural law, the beauty and meaning of human sexuality, of family, of the gift of children, and addresses the challenges we face in our world today.

With presentations by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Bishop Mark Davies, Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Louise Kirk, Fiona Mansford and Edmund Adamus, this documentary is an essential resource for every Catholic parish, school and home.

Lead Kindly Light

An influential teacher, a distinguished theologian, a man who endured many trials, a father of souls – Blessed John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) remains as fresh and relevant today as he was during his lifetime. In this engaging film, Fr Nicholas Schofield and Fr Marcus Holden present the story of Newman’s life and visit the places where he lived and worked. From London to Oxford, from Littlemore to Birmingham, each revealing an important stage of his life. Along the way they explore his writings and teachings, his pastoral zeal for his students and parishioners, his journey of conversion to the Catholic faith, and his enduring message for Christians of today.

Faith of Our Fathers: In Search of the English Martyrs

During the English Reformation, hundreds of brave men and women suffered all manner of persecution in order to cling to the Catholic faith that had been integral to the life of the nation for over a thousand years. Many were subject to heavy fines, exclusion, and prison sentences. For others, particularly priests, or anyone assisting a priest, a death sentence was the expected outcome.

In this fascinating film, Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Nicholas Schofield lead you on a journey to discover more about some of these heroic figures, the times in which they lived and their significance for Catholics today. From the lives of well-known saints like Thomas More, Margaret Clitherow and Edmund Campion, to lesser known figures like Roger Wrenno and Francis Bell, the message of the English martyrs is re-presented for a contemporary audience. It is a message of great faith and profound courage.

Along the way, you’ll discover places such as Stonor Park and Wardley Hall, Tyburn and Rievaulx Abbey. Interviews with Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Bishop Terence Brain, Lord Camoys, and many more help to re-tell the stories of these heroic figures who laid down their lives to preserve the ‘Faith of Our Fathers’.

Powers and Dominions: Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

An insightful and sobering presentation about the powers and dominions of the spiritual world: God, the human soul, angels, demons (fallen angels). It also covers spiritual warfare, demonic possession and exorcism, the dangers of the New Age movement and the occult, and more.

Featuring Steve Ray, Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Jeremy Davies, Joanna Bogle, and Fr Behruz Rafat.

Keys Of The Kingdom

This film begins by outlining the foundations of the Papacy, when Jesus announces Simon Peter as “The Rock,” on which the Church will stand. From there the journey unfolds through history, from the early Christians within the Roman Empire, to the present day global influence of the Church. Through all manner of trials and difficulties, the Papacy has remained constant throughout, leading God’s people along the path of salvation.

With commentary from well known speakers and authors including Steve Ray, Fr Marcus Holden, Joanna Bogle, Fr Andrew Pinsent, and more, this film is ideal for any Catholic home, school, or parish.

Confession

This film explains the reality and gravity of sin and the effect it has on our lives and the lives of others. Discover the Biblical roots of the need for a confession of sins, and the institution of Confession as a sacrament by Jesus Christ. Although presenting sin in its true light, this film focuses on the love and mercy of God – that although we are sinners, He is always waiting, patiently, lovingly, fatherly, for us to return.

Commentary is provided by Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr Nicholas Schofield, and other.

This is an ideal film for any Catholic who has been away from Confession for a long period of time, or for those who are anxious or worried about this sacrament. For those who already frequent the sacrament, it will offer inspiration and encouragement to continue to grow in their spiritual life.

Arise Once More: Reviving Catholic Britain

Beginning with the early arrivals of Christianity in Britain, this film takes you on a tour of Catholic history, through the Medieval period and the Reformation, the Second Spring, the Modern Crisis, and ends with “The Revival”.

Commentary is provided by well-known speakers and authors including Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, James and Joanna Bogle, Fr Nicholas Schofield, and more.

This films shows the historical continuity, beauty and ultimate truth of the Catholic Faith. This film is an essential educational and inspirational tool for any Catholic home, school, or parish.