03-28-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Teach your kids about God and the alphabet with Totally Toddlers The Alphabet! From the creative team who brought you the popular Catholic series, Brother Francis, this series will immerse your kids in the series’ colorful animations. Introduce them to the beautiful world of words through this entertaining and wholesome show. Your kids will want to watch Totally Toddlers over and over again. With animated letters coming to life, happy songs, and cheerful melodies, teaching the basics of the English language becomes a pleasant and unforgettable experience.

Freedom Through Forgiveness

03-14-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

This Lenten season, be sure to take advantage of the Sacrament of Confession.In this audio talk, using clever examples and insightful stories, Ken Yasinski reveals how each of us can obtain freedom from the burden of our sins through the forgiveness that is readily available in this beautiful sacrament.

The Shroud of Turin

03-07-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

The Holy Shroud of Turin was called the greatest relic in Christendom by Pope St. John Paul II. In fact, the Shroud is the most studied scientific object in the entire world. Fr. Peffley presents new, detailed scientific and medical evidence for the authenticity of the Holy Shroud. This presentation brings greater clarity to the depth of the agony of our Lord's sorrowful Passion, which he voluntarily took on for love of us.

What is the Meaning of Life?

02-28-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

What is the meaning of life? Fr. Larry Richards tackles life's biggest question with straightforward, timeless, and often jolting answers. In this one-of-a-kind, life-affirming reality check, he unlocks the mysteries of our existence and opens our hearts and souls to the meaning of life. The Truth will give you concrete answers on how to live.

Companions in Shipwreck

02-21-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

In the era of cancel culture and shunning of our neighbors, we should look back at how friendship should be integrated into our lives. It may be as simple as getting to know someone, or going further and visiting them regularly. What can we learn of the true principles of friendship? Who can we learn it from? Look no further than the life of famed author and Catholic, J.R.R. Tolkien. The relationships he exhibited are a wonderful example for all of us to follow, especially with those we may disagree with. As Tolkien described marriage, it’s all about being “companions in shipwreck".

Truth to Inspire Series

02-14-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Share the faith with your children! The Truth to Inspire Series offers captivatingaudio dramatizations for children of the lives of saints and well-known Marian apparitionsin order to teach them more about the Catholic Faith.

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Faith & Culture: St. Thomas Aquinas

02-07-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Dr. Christopher Blum and guest, Professor Randall B. Smith from the Universityof Saint Thomas, Houston, discuss Professor Smith's studies of the lesser-knownwritings of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics

01-31-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

One in four people will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in their lives, yet the stigma surrounding mental illness silences many and prevents faith communities from responding compassionately and effectively. This eight-session course— designed for use in small groups—explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the vital need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists. The course also includes a Leader’s Guide, Participant’s Guide, and additional educational and spiritual resources.

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John Paul II: I Kept Looking for You

01-24-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

This new film is the world's biggest documentary on Pope St. John Paul II. It reveals his remarkable legacy in the history of the Church and the world, as well as how his extraordinary personality, generosity, courage, and sense of humor united people on all continents, regardless of their social status, age, or religious beliefs. It utilizes exclusive archival footage featuring St. John Paul II, as well as a lot of original shots made for this comprehensive film. Produced in HD quality, and four years in the making, it was filmed in thirteen countries. It features many world famous figures from the Church, as well as politics, entertainment, and news industries, and their inspiring, insightful thoughts about and experiences with John Paul II.

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Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence by Michael Augros

01-17-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

The “New Atheists” are pulling no punches. If the world of nature needs a designer,they ask, then why wouldn't the designer itself need a designer, too? Or if it can existwithout any designer behind it, then why can't we just say the same for the universeand wash our hands of a designer altogether? Interweaving its pursuit of the FirstCause with personal stories and humor, this ground-breaking book takes a freshapproach to ultimate questions. While attentive to empirical science, it builds its casenot on authoritative pronouncements of experts that readers must take on faith, butinstead on a nuanced understanding of universal principles implicit in everyone'sexperience. Here is essential reading for all people who care about contemplatingGod, not exclusively as a best explanation for the findings of science, but also as thesurprising-yet-inevitable implication of our common sense contact with reality. Augrosharnesses such intellects as Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas, ushering into the light awealth of powerful inferences that have hitherto received little or no public exposure.The result is an easygoing yet extraordinary journey, beginning from the world as weall encounter it, and ending in the divine mind.

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08-02-2020Formed Suggestion of the Week

The Truth: What is the meaning of life? Fr. Larry Richards tackleslife's biggest question with straightforward, timeless, andoften jolting answers. In this one-of-a-kind, life-affirmingreality check, he unlocks the mysteries of our existenceand opens our hearts and souls to the meaning of life.The Truth will give you concrete answers on how to live.

07-05-2020Formed Suggestion of the Week

One Step is Enough: One Step is Enough is a biography of John HenryNewman, a 19th century British theologian andhistorian. Newman was raised in the Anglican Churchand became an Anglican priest and a professor atOxford. Over time he became critical of both theevangelical emphasis on dramatic personal conversionas well as the merely academic or intellectualChristianity that was common at Oxford. He believed inthe need for critical thinking as well as intenseprayerful devotion. This led Newman to promote theidea of "via media" or a middle way betweenProtestantism and Catholicism. But when he offered anew interpretation of the 39 articles of the AnglicanChurch, he faced intense opposition from within hisdenomination. Finally in 1845, Newman became aRoman Catholic. His legacy is that of a propheticthinker whose ideas profoundly influenced the SecondVatican Council of the 1960's. Newman died in 1890and was beatified in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.

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