Segments in this Video

Roman Catholic Church: Who Is Jesus Christ? (01:44)


In the Catholic tradition, Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Son of Man, an exceptional person who did good works, performed miracles, and resurrected himself from the dead. Proof of this may lie in the good, moral lives of the people who follow Jesus.

Concept of the Triune God/Holy Trinity (01:05)

Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore discusses the nature and meaning of the triune Godhead. The trinity is a mystery and a powerful story: the Father who created all things, the Son who became man, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies human hearts.

Ministry of Jesus Christ on Earth (01:19)

Jesus' ministry lasted about 3 years before his crucifixion. Cardinal Wm. H. Keeler believes that the truths inherent in the messages of Jesus were recognizable to his audiences, accepted by them, and through them spread through the ages.

Baltimore Basilica: Oldest Catholic Cathedral in America (03:43)

Basilica, as a term used by canon lawyers and liturgists, is a title assigned to certain more important or venerable Catholic churches. The executive director of the Basilica Historic Trust discusses the history of the Baltimore Basilica.

Sacraments of the Catholic Church (04:17)

Jesus did not ascend to heaven immediately after his resurrection from the dead. He completed his training of his disciples and established the sacraments. Catholic sacraments are occasions for experiencing God's saving presence.

What It Means To Be a Roman Catholic (04:11)

A Catholic is a Catholic by adhering to a church whose visible head is a successor of Apostle Peter, in other words the Pope. In the Roman Catholic Church the word "Magisterium" refers to the teaching authority of the church.

Purpose and Meaning of Catholic Mass (02:14)

The Mass is mysterious complex of prayers and ceremonies that make up the service of the Eucharist (Holy Communion). The Eucharist is practiced as Jesus gave it to the disciples at the Last Supper. "Do this in remembrance of me," Christ said.

Catholic Church and Secularization (01:48)

Pope Benedict sees the shift that has happened as people become more secular so that they do not have a religious element in their lives.

What Is a Catholic Cardinal? (01:15)

Catholic Cardinals by office are the ones who elect the Pope. Cardinals function as dignitaries of the Roman Church and counselors of the Pope.

Nature and Purpose of Prayer (03:06)

Cardinal Keeler describes who he prays and what he prays for, and what his state of mind is during prayer. He also prays for what other people ask him to pray for. The Catholic Church, he asserts, teaches the truth about Jesus and follows his teachings.

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The Roman Catholic Church

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In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Roman Catholicism with Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore. Topics of discussion include who Jesus Christ is, from a Catholic perspective; the concept of the Trinity; the seven sacraments; the purpose and meaning of the Mass; what makes a Catholic a Catholic; and the effect of cultural secularization on the Church. In addition, the history of the restored Baltimore Basilica—America’s first cathedral and the foundation of Roman Catholicism in the U.S.—is outlined by Mark J. Potter, executive director of the Basilica Historic Trust. (27 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL39048

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9663-7

Copyright date: ©2007

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