Explaining the Faith

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Each week, Fr. Chris delves into the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith.

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Lori - Nov 3, 2021

I'd like to add one more thing concerning the talk on indulgences and eternal vs temporal punishment. David was punished in the carnal world not in purgatory. Was not the price of his sons life, his punishment for the sin of adultery / murder?

Lori - Nov 3, 2021

Father Chris Alar this is in response to your recent talk on indulgences. After almost 5 decades I returned to the Church in January 2021. I struggle with this topic. You quoted Hebrews 12:10 about how our earthly fathers disciplined us for our mortal life but God does so four our true profit that we may share his holiness. You talked about how eternal punishment is gone but temporal punishment may remain. Please note Hebrews 10:14-17 14) By one offering He has forever perfected those who are being sanctified 15) The Holy Spirit attests this to us, for aver saying, 16) This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: "I will put my laws in their hearts and I will write them o their minds," 17) He also says, Their sins and their transgressions I will remember no more 18) Once these have been forgiven, there is no further offering for sin. Please address this accordingly. I really struggle with this. Thank you - Lori Keech

Daniel Jermansen - Oct 23, 2021

Thank you Fr. Chris, your videos are worth every second. St. Faustinas diary drew me to become Catholic, Jesus is Lord! I appreciate your hard work.

Catherine - Oct 8, 2021

You are blessed with the gift of teaching , sharing and explaining wonderfully and I thank you.

Maria - Aug 24, 2021

No comment , but Had a question ! How the best way to explain to a person that does not believe , when I use the word ( It is god will ) ?

Anna - Aug 22, 2021

Dear Fr Chris, thanks so much for the wonderful videos you are doing to explain the Faith. I am homebound and it’s extremely difficult for me to even get outside the house. I am in great physical pain that isn’t well controlled. So often I feel lonely and sad and even frightened at times. Even though I have been a lifelong Catholic, and always interested in my Faith I find myself learning a multitude of wonderful things about the Catholic Church. You have also clarified many things for me that had always stumped me and I never knew where to turn for correct answers. You have been a Godsend to all of us and I truly hope you will continue to do videos from now on. I wonder if you would consider doing a whole video on the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and also if you would consider doing the 4 sets of Mysteries of the Rosary including the phrase Jesus asked to be inserted into the second half of the Hail Mary. I would love to have it on YouTube video with your Community praying the Flame of Love prayers. God bless you and reward you and all the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Joji - Aug 21, 2021

Dear Fr. Chris,
I have watched almost all the Explaining the Faith videos on YouTube and now I am actually going through some of them the second or third time to clear some of the confusions I have and understand them better. I am often listening to the Explaining the Faith videos on YouTube while I am driving back from work which takes about an hour and 10 minutes.
Similar to the Explaining the Faith videos, is it possible to provide Explaining the Faith audio? Obviously while driving I cannot watch the video so I just keep the video running and listen to the audio, so an audio file would be easier to manage.
Thank you for this wonderful ministry Fr. Chris, it has helped me so much to understand my faith better.

Linda - Jul 26, 2021

Hi Fr. Chris,
Thank you for all the videos you have made! They have helped me so much! Can you please do a video on grace. I am confused about all the different types of grace and what other denominations proclaim.

Sharon - Jul 12, 2021

Hi Fr Chris,
Thank you for the Explaining the Faith videos! Do you know people who use these videos in their parish for faith formation? Are there discussion questions to go along with videos?
God bless you!!

Eva - Jun 6, 2021

Hello Father Chris, first of all, I am so appreciative of your videos. They have helped me in countless ways that now I need to understand the benefits in fasting in prayer with an intention other than during lent. Could you please make an in-depth video about fasting and how scriptures of fasting is documented in the Bible?
Thank you

Janet - Mar 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your series. I listen to all of them and have returned to the faith as a result. Please keep teaching! I look forward to each week learning more. God bless you!

Ray - Feb 20, 2021

Did Jesus say Judas is in Hell?
Is anyone in Hell?

Mary - Feb 9, 2021

If a priest gives a blessing with a first class relic over the internet, do people at home really receive that blessing??

A. fie - Feb 3, 2021

Sue - Jan 16, 2021

In the last two weeks, we have been unable to find any new "Explaining the Faith" series videos. Has Father Alar discontinued his weekly talks?

It is in my Sunday's routine to watch this. I live in Australia and don't receive the availability until then. I have been missing them!!
Thank you. Sue

Petra - Jan 16, 2021

Could not find the link for today- Jan. 16,2020.

Has Father stopped his series?

Suzy - Jan 2, 2021

We are behind a week.
Can you please send us a copy of the things you talked about on the confession.
The ren commandments and the 7 deadly sins
The question you had us to ask ourselves