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CH-01 500 Years After Luther: The Who, What and Why of the Reformation

...and How it Changed What it Means to be a Christian. 500 years ago Luther’s reform movement changed how Christians understood their relationship with God, the Church, and the world. What came before and after Luther? Why did some reforms succeed and others fail? How did the Reformation influence Christian communities and the spread of Christianity around the world? And how do these changes influence the impact of Christianity in today’s world and in our lives?

Fr. Leon Hutton - CH-01 - Tue., February 20 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Our Lady of the Assumption, Mulcahy Center

CH-03 Mythbusting the Catholic Church: Part I

Fr. Shea continues his series of easy-to-understand “myth-busting” lectures that explain misunderstandings about our Catholic faith. This year, hear the inside stories about the Reformation that will both inform and entertain. In Part 1: The Reformation happened because 1) The Church was corrupt; 2) The Church sold indulgences; 3) Martin Luther struggled heroically to free the faith from Catholic superstition; 4) Reformers translated Scriptures into everyday wording, despite being forbidden by the Church; and, 5) The Reformation brought an era of peace and prosperity to Europe. All wrong? Come and see.

Fr. Joe Shea - CH-03 - Mon., March 12 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Rose of Lima Church

CH-05 Understanding Luther: A Catholic Perspective on the Protestant Reformation

Join Ken Hensley, teacher, author, Catholic convert and former Baptist minister, as he describes the Reformation principle of “by scripture alone” and its logical implications and practical effects from then until now. Both Catholics and Protestants are sure to benefit from this fascinating presentation!

Ken Hensley - CH-05 - Thurs., February 22 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall

CH-07 Lunchtime Food for Thought: Mary, a Woman in Love

The Precious Apparitions of Our Blessed Mother. Come join the Dornans as they delve into three precious apparitions of Our Blessed Mother – Our Lady of Medjugorje, Our Lady of Montallegro, and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, to see Mary’s total love for us, her children.

Deacon Dick and Franca Dornan - CH-07 - Fri., March 16 - 12:15-1:45 pm - St. Mary Magdalen Hall

CH-09 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Eucharistic Miracles

This exhibition-type presentation highlights 1800 years of miracles, including: a live presentation of miracle stories, scientific study, and review of the scriptural basis of the Real Presence of the Eucharist. Exhibit materials will be provided in both English and Spanish. Don’t miss this very special and unique presentation.

Richard Bernatchez - CH-09 - Wed., February 21 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Maximilian Kolbe Hall

CH-02 Christians 1 - Romans 0: How Did Christians Defeat the Roman Empire?

The mighty Roman Empire conquered the world with massive military might and grew to the size of the United States -- yet succumbed after only a few generations to a small obscure religion that arose from former Galilean fishermen. How did this happen? What lessons can Catholics living in our modern world today learn from them?

Fr. Dave Heney - CH-02 - Tue., March 13 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Maximilian Kolbe Hall

CH-04 Mythbusting the Catholic Church: Part II

Even if you missed Part I, come tonight to learn about these common myths: 1) The Protestant Reformation freed the world from the Church’s vice-like grip on progress and 2) Modernity and its blessings are a direct result of the Protestant Reformation, which gave birth to a work ethic that spawned capitalism and ushered in the Modern Era. Both wrong? Come and see.

Fr. Joe Shea - CH-04 - Mon., March 19 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Rose of Lima Church

CH-06 Lunchtime Food for Thought: A Mission Tour

In the final Food for Thought session of the season, San Buenaventura Mission again opens its doors to University attendees. Tour this beautiful and historic California mission that Padre Serra founded. You will be guided by expert docents and learn the history of this beloved and important mission. View the magnificent artwork and venerate the relics of the saints that are on display.

Docents - CH-06 - Fri., March 23 - 12:15-1:45 pm - San Buenaventura Mission Church

CH-08 The Four Basic Ideas to Understand Catholicism

Most people try to understand the ‘enterprise’ we call the Catholic Church, but the Catholic Catechism seems too big, too complicated, and too detailed. However, there are only four basic ideas upon which everything is based. Understanding these easy to remember ideas puts everything in place.

Fr. Vivian Ben Lima CH-08 - Tue., February 20 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall