[caption id="attachment_127510" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Catholic Central hosts Kaiser Johnson and Libby Slater. Copyright 2017 Family Theater Productions. Used with permission. All rights reserved.[/caption]
CATHOLIC CENTRAL: It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore
Teachers are assigning their students to watch and discuss episodes of Catholic Central, and we couldn’t be happier about that. But we’d like to encourage moms and dads, older siblings and online youth groups to join in, too. Our show is fresh and witty, and you just might learn something new. Be sure to head to CatholicCentral.com for downloadable resources.
[caption id="attachment_170609" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Copyright 2020 Catholic Central/Family Theater Productions. All rights reserved.[/caption]
How to Combat the ‘Forces of Evil’
Evil exists. We all know that. But with Christ’s Church on our side, we’re never alone in the fight.
“Catholic Central: Forces of Evil” poses important questions, like … What does it mean when Catholics talk about evil? Is the Devil real? Should we be scared that we might be possessed? Libby and Kai explain what Catholics think about evil, and how to fight against it.
[tweet "Libby and Kai explain what Catholics think about evil, and how to fight against it: video by @CatholicC_TV"]
- Building good habits is one of the ways we can resist sin our lives. What are some of your bad habits? What are some changes you could make in order to be the best version of yourself?
- Have you ever had an unhealthy obsession over something you couldn’t have? Dwelling on the blessings that we already have helps us to be grateful and avoid thinking about things that ultimately won’t satisfy us. What are some of the things you’re grateful for? How can you appreciate them more?
- When was the last time that you went to the sacrament of reconciliation? Frequent confession will strengthen your conscience and help you overcome any sins you may be struggling with. Put confession on your calendar for this week.
Get together with close friends and talk about what you can each do to avoid temptation. Strategize which method works the best for you. By working together, you can build a framework of how to avoid sin in the future.
The Devil works primarily through temptation. It’s good to remind ourselves every now and then that Satan works in rare, dramatic ways, too. If brave enough (and with parental permission), perhaps watch an exorcism movie based on a historical event: The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Conjuring, etc. Any of the movies will shock and horrify, but you’ll be reminded that you’re probably already participating in the ways to ward off evil … Mass and Confession (which may be tough or impossible during the COVID-19 crisis), along with prayer and the Rosary (which are always available).
Copyright 2020 Family Theater Productions
About the Author
“Catholic Central” hosts Kai and Libby take their Catholic faith seriously but not themselves, entertaining and informing viewers on Church history and doctrine. Fun and fact-filled, Gabriel Award-winning episodes address a wide range of topics and questions. We want to be central to your faith. Watch, laugh and learn!