Life has been extra busy lately so it was rather nice to have two teen discussions in a row where we watched some Apologetics materials on DVD and discussed those (next week we return to our more "standard" reading assignments and discussions).
The materials were excellent as well as timely. Last week we watched Alex Jones' conversion story "No Price Too High" and this week we watched two episodes from "What Catholics Really Believe (with Dr. Ray Guarendi). Both are available from Nineveh's Crossing. We watched the episode on "Scripture and Tradition" and the first of two episodes on the Eucharist. I also had a handout overviewing major Church Councils throughout history in order to further clarify where the Bible comes from and further debunk some of the myths about the Church (that come up on the DVD). By the way, the "What Catholics Really Believe" series will be airing on EWTN beginning June 4th. More details at the end of this post on the producer's blog.
Next week we dive into the book of Exodus to prepare to discuss the Introduction to the Holy Father's Jesus of Nazareth. Great stuff!
Now if we can only get our lit readings in for Friday (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Gus and To Kill a Mockingbird for our teen girls), I'll be feeling pretty good about things.