Salvation & the Church Lecture Series
Updated: Oct 22, 2021
Apologetics Series on Salvation and the Church
By Steve Hemler, President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of a trilogy of apologetics books published by TAN Books:
The Reality of God: The Layman's Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator,
Search No More: The Keys to Truth and Happiness, and
Catholic Stories of Faith and Hope: How God Brings Good Out of Suffering
Co-presenter is Teresa O'Brien, CAINA's Vice President of Communications
Wednesday, Sept. 8 (in Spanish Sunday, Sept. 19, 3:30-5 PM)
Near-Death Experiences: Evidence of the Soul. This multimedia presentation provides compelling evidence from medical studies of near-death experiences (NDEs), including astounding personal testimonies, that reveal the reality of our soul and the afterlife. These studies also affirm traditional Church teachings about a loving and just God who wants us to be with Him in heaven, as well as the existence of a hellish afterlife. This leads to a greater motivation for understanding what the Church teaches about how we can be saved to eternal life in heaven.
Wednesday, Sept. 29 (in Spanish, Sunday, Oct. 3, 3:30-5 PM)
How Are We Saved? The Catholic View of Salvation. This multimedia presentation explores Church teachings on why Jesus suffered and died for us and how we can accept this most precious gift of eternal salvation. It will also help Catholics respond when asked by evangelical Christians, “Have you been saved?”
Wednesday, Oct. 20 (in Spanish, Sunday, Oct. 17, 3:30-5 PM PM)
Why We Need the Church: Being “Spiritual” is Not Enough. Many people today consider themselves “spiritual but not religious” and do not see a need to go to church. This multimedia presentation strengthens the practice of our faith and helps us respond to this contemporary situation by improving our understanding of the Mass and providing valuable information for sharing with family and friends who do not fully appreciate the value of regularly attending Mass.
Everyone welcome, especially parents of CCD students!
Attendance by Year 3 Confirmation students and parents is required
All talks in Parish Hall from 5-6:30 pm