Catholicism 101: Essentials for the Journey - 10-CD SET
World-renowned author and theologian Jeff Cavins explains the basics of Catholicism in 10 dynamic talks. Drawing upon the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as entertaining personal anecdotes, Cavins makes the Catholic faith come alive as he answers many of the most common questions people have about the faith.
CD #1: Conversion:
From Chaos to Covenant
How can you better conform your life to Jesus Christ? This
talk explores the life-long journey of Christian conversion, and reveals God’s
plan to bring everyone to Himself.
CD #2: The Word of
God: A Father Speaks to His Children
How can you get the most out of reading the Bible? What is
the role of Tradition in the Scriptures? This talk provides a valuable road map
for navigating the Bible.
CD #3: Prayer: Let’s
What is prayer? Why should you pray? How can you deepen your
prayer life? This talk explores the beauty and challenges of prayer, and
provides practical tips to jump-start or revitalize your prayer life.
CD #4: Sacraments:
Actions of the Holy Spirit
What is a sacrament? Why are there seven? Where do they come
from and how do they work? In this talk, Cavins reveals the origin and power of
the seven sacraments, and their importance in daily living.
CD #5: Mass: The
Center of Our Faith
Why is the Mass called a “Holy Sacrifice” and who decides
what the readings will be? How can you best prepare yourself for Mass? This
talk tackles these questions and more as Cavins explores the Biblical roots and
significance of the Mass.
CD #6: Mary: Our Mother
Why does the Church teach that Mary was conceived without
original sin? How can you develop a devotion to Mary? This talk shows how
Mary’s role as intercessor is rooted in the Old Testament, and how Marian
prayers like the rosary can help transform your life, wherever you are on your
CD #7: The Papacy: A
Question of Authority
What does it mean when a pope speaks infallibly and where
does his authority come from? Why does the pope live in Rome? This talk reveals
the biblical foundations of the papacy and its important role in preserving
unity in the Church.
CD #8: Reconciliation:
I Must Confess
Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest and what is
the difference between a mortal sin and a venial sin? This talk opens the
confessional door to reveal the life-changing power of this often misunderstood
CD #9: The Liturgical Year: The Rhythm of the
Why do priests wear green during Ordinary Time and what is
ordinary about it? What are the main liturgical seasons? In this talk Jeff
Cavins explores the rich Biblical history and major feasts of the liturgical
CD #10: The Communion of Saints: The Unity of the
What is the Communion of Saints, and why do Catholics pray
to saints? This talk reveals how the Christian family extends beyond the living
to include those who have gone before us in faith.
10 Audio CDs: Each CD is 60 minutes long