CCC-TV is now USCCB VIDEO
Welcome to the USCCB’s new video area. The same great programming you found on CCC-TV is here and more -- Daily Reflections, One-to-One and Faith Works along with videos from other departments of the USCCB.
Callings: A detective.
A detective. An employee of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The first director of the Human Relations Department for the City of Kansas City. Alvin Brooks has seen it all, and has relished his public service through it all. In 1999, he successfully ran for City Council and rose to serve as Mayor Pro Tem until 2007. Brooks is most visible as president of the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, an advocacy group that addresses the root causes of violence and seeks justice for all people affected.
From his interview in Callings , the program that explores various individuals vocations, we learn that Alvin Brooks's calling is also his passion.
Callings: Sharing Faith Brings Understanding
Two teachers --one Jewish, one Catholic--bring their respective students together for the best religious class the students have ever known!
Callings: Fr. Ernest Fiedler
"As a young man, Ernest Fiedler considered various professions. But then he discerned God's call. His answer changed his life and many others.” For more information about this DVD, go to catholicpriesttoday.com
A Young Priest Speaks about His Vocation
"Fr. Tony Marques of the Diocese of Richmond talks about the joy of being a parish priest in this excerpt from “The Catholic Priest Today.”
Icon Helps to Reflect on the Call to Priesthood
An icon commissioned by one priest in Connecticut has been selected to be the national image for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' celebration of the Year for Priests. Announced in June 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI for Catholics worldwide, the Year for Priest is a time of prayer for and reflection by priests on their sacred calling. For more information on the Year for Priests, go to: /yearforpriests/. This segment was produced by the Archdiocese of Hartford.
MLB player Mike Sweeney has run up some impressive statistics during his career. But it's his work off the field that makes folks stand up and cheer.
Town is Birthplace for Worldwide Devotion
This week's installment of Sacred Sites in 60 Seconds brings us to Paray-le-Monial, France. Here in 1673 and for the following year and half, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque received visions of Christ. In response to them, she worked diligently to foster devotion to the Sacred Heart. St. Margaret's feast day is October 16 while the solemnity of the Sacred Heart is in June.
October is Rosary Month Students from St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Georgia show how the Mary is the Mother of us all no matter what our language. For more information about the "Hail, Mary," see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 2676 to 2679.
Saint of the "Little Way" has Big Impact
Sacred Sites in 60 Seconds host Lino Rulli brings us to Lisieux, home to St. Therese the Little Flower. Her philosophy of daily small acts of love, "the Little Way," has made her a beloved holy figure worldwide and this beautiful town in Normandy a popular destination for pilgrims.
Mont-Saint-Michel: Spectacular Inspiration
Another installment in his Sacred Sites in 60 Seconds series, host Lino Rulli brings us to Mont-Saint-Michel in northern France. It has been a pilgrimage center since A.D. 708. Seemingly floating on the sea, the monastery enables today's pilgrims and tourists to get away from it all. The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel is September 29.
Teaching the Faith is #1 priority
Another school year begins. And while reading, writing, and arithmetic are stressed at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Atlanta, principal Karen Vogtner makes sure that the Catholic faith permeates all that is said and done in the classrooms and corridors.
Some were nurses. Many were educators. Still others cared for orphans, the elderly, the mentally ill. But all were women religious enduring the communist regime in Eastern Europe after World War II. Their story is told in “Interrupted Lives: Catholic Sisters Under European Communism" which will be distributed to ABC-TV stations and affiliates in September. Produced by Judith Ann Zielinski, OSF of NewGroup Media. Funded in part the USCCB's Catholic Communication Campaign.
Sacred Sites in 60 Seconds
This month USCCB Video introduces Sacred Sites in 60 Seconds. Hosted by Lino Rulli, host of “Lino at Large,” these segments inform and inspire viewers . . . and maybe whet our desire to go visit these places of faith heritage!
We begin the series as we celebrate the feast of the patron saint of priests, St. John of Ars (August 4).
A Walk Across the USA
Since March 1, Jon Leonetti and Jesse Weiler have been walking across the country to call on young Catholics and people of all faiths (and none) to live life in a new way.
Sylvia Nicolas' light-filled creations bring many closer to God.
A fourth generation of master stained glass artists, Sylvia Nicolas develops paintings, sculptures, mosaics and stained glass that are meant to refresh and renew one's image of God. St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire recently sponsored a show of this beloved, internationally renowned, local artist. During this Lenten season, her work serves as a catalyst for reflection--what is our image of and relationship with God, and how do we express it in our lives?
Manchester Diocese Creates Job Program
Start with a dedication to help people become self-sufficient. Add a skilled chef and a community garden. Simmer with nutritional education classes and a new industrial kitchen built with the support of donors and local businesses - and you’ve got a Recipe for Success!
Faithful Citizenship: A Matter of Conscience
Calling all Catholic adults! Form your conscience! Watch this brief video to learn how Catholic values can shape your conscience and help you make sound public choices (English, 10 minutes)
Ciudadanos Fieles: Un Asunto de Conciencia
¡Atención, atención! ¡Llamando a todos los católicos adultos! ¡Formen su conciencia¡ Vean este breve video para aprender cómo los valores católicos pueden formar su conciencia y ayudarles a tomar decisiones sólidas en cuestiones de ámbito público (En español, 10 minutos de duración).
Living Faithful Citizenship
Sarah Nolan’s concern for the dignity of all human life is known to many San Franciscan parishioners and politicians alike. But this passion to help the less fortunate is also brought to the corridors of the state capital. See how Sarah’s desire to bring Gospel values to elected officials is making a difference for many Californians. (English, 6 minutes)
Community in Action
In East L.A., playing outside can be dangerous. In this week's "Faith Works" story, we learn how neighborhood moms organized to safeguard their children so that they play freely and walk to school in safety. This activity is part of the work of Comunidad en Movimento, which received a grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Quiz with Steve Angrisano: Part 1
Are you a faithful citizen? Test yourself by taking this video quiz with Steve Angrisano, songwriter, storyteller, National Catholic Youth Convention (NCYC) emcee, and singer of “Go Make a Difference.” (Part 1: Questions 1-5, English, 7 minutes).
Quiz with Steve Angrisano: Part 2
Are you a faithful citizen? Test yourself by taking this video quiz with Steve Angrisano, songwriter, storyteller, National Catholic Youth Convention (NCYC) emcee, and singer of “Go Make a Difference.” (Part 2: Questions 6-10, English, 7 minutes).
California Catholic Lobby Day
Each year California Catholics gather in Sacramento to speak with their elected officials about issues of concern to the Church. This effort is an excellent example of faith in action, of faithful citizenship.