Catholic SubstanceCatholic Substance is a simple website with a simple mission. We want to glorify God and be used by Him for the salvation of souls.
Therefore, offer videos developed to help further explain the rich doctrines of the Holy Catholic Church. We seek accuracy and depth in our teachings by striving for fidelity to the Magisterium. The Catholic Church, the Church Christ built for the sake of the salvation of the world has so much glorious treasure and inexpressible beauty that is often unexplored by the faithful. At Catholic Substance you can explore just a little of the great mystery of our Faith. Join us!
We recommend watching the series in orderThe Series on the Mass is entirely separate and does not directly build on any of these other mini-series.
The Most Holy Trinity | The Holy Church | Grace | The Sacraments
The Most Holy Trinity
The Most Holy Trinity is the most fundamental and profound mystery of our faith. Although we can never fully exhaust the doctrines of the Trinity because we can never fully understand the infinite and eternal God with our finite minds, we can begin to learn and appreciate our God more through study. In Heaven, the saints perfectly and always contemplate God at every moment; however, we don’t have to wait. The more we know Him, the more we can love Him. Begin now by joining us in this study on the Mystery of the Trinity.
The Most Holy Catholic Church
The Most Holy Catholic Church is unfortunately so often misunderstood or underestimated. She is the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ, the means of salvation for the world, the Mother of Christians… The Catholic Church, though so often condemned, is a most precious gift and creation of God that comes directly from Christ. We are truly blessed to be Catholic and we are truly blessed to be able to learn about the Church.
In order to more fully understand Catholic teaching, we must have a firm grasp on how She understands grace. Without it, salvation is not possible, supernatural works are not possible, pleasing God is not possible… We need grace for our spiritual lives like we need air for our physical lives. Join us as we investigate the depths of the Church’s teaching on grace. As Catholics, we should view reality in a way that always is in relation to the grace of God.
The seven Sacraments are the principle means of sanctifying grace for us. They are all instituted by Christ Himself and given to the Holy Catholic Church for the sake of the salvation and sanctity of the world. Without them, we have no principle means of grace nor of salvation. The more we come to understand their true effects and importance, the more we will appreciate them, frequent them and receive from them.
- Holy Orders
- Anointing of the sick
The Sacrament of Baptism is a source of ineffable riches. Through Baptism, we enter into the life of God, the Family of God, the Church of God, and union with God. Explore these sublime gifts from our God and so many others that are all produced through the Sacrament of Baptism.
In these two videos we examine the Catholic Church’s teaching on the significance and depth of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Unfortunately, this Sacrament has been misunderstood and largely undervalued in recent years. It is time we Catholic equip ourselves with the valuable truths concerning this precious part of our faith.
Sacrament of Penance
The Sacrament of Penance is one of the most necessary gifts of our good and generous God. Our consistent weaknesses and failures find their antithesis in the Mercy of God. Through this Sacrament, we cast ourselves into that great abyss. Therefore, these videos are meant to help relay the purpose, effects, theology and necessity of the Sacrament.
The Most Holy Eucharist
The Most Holy Eucharist is the highest of the 7 Sacraments. The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ is truly the pinnacle of communion in which we can participate in this life. It is a foretaste of Heaven, a participation in the Sacrifice of Christ, a profession of the Resurrection and so much more. Learn all about what God continues to do for us in this most perfect Sacrament.
St. Bonaventure describes the Sacrament of Holy Orders as the rank in God’s army that is ordered toward training the soldiers of Christ. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the majesty of God is so clear. He has elevated lowly and sinful persons by calling them and giving them the authority to command bread become the Body of Christ, to pardon the sins of sinners, to anoint those in gravely sick and vulnerable… God is marvelous and the more we learn about His 7 Sacraments, the more obvious is His grandeur.
Holy Matrimony is a Sacrament that unique in its foretaste of the Heavenly life. Through this Sacrament, a man and a woman imitate the relationship between Christ and His Bride, the Holy Catholic Church. Therefore, learning more about Holy Matrimony aids our understanding of the Love of Christ for us.
Anointing of the Sick
Many saints have discussed the dangers of the soul at the end of life. The devil will work to steal a soul that belongs to God or keep a soul that belongs to him already. In God’s perfect providence, He offers us such refreshing strength through this Sacrament to keep us from despair, distress and infidelity. In these episodes, we investigate the marvelous effects of the Sacrament of Anointing as a true and certain support in our time of need.
The Most Holy Mass
The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a most essential form of worship and means of salvation for the world. Through the Mass offered each day around the world, God blesses countless souls through His generosity. Truly, in the Mass we are able to be more united to Jesus in His life, death and resurrection; we are able to give due and right glory to God; we are able to offer Him a most pleasing sacrifice; we are able to receive countless and necessary graces for the salvation of souls. In this series, we express the beautiful teachings of the Church regarding her most perfect form of worship. Learn why we Catholics understand the Mass to be a rich and invaluable treasure of the Church. This series promises to offer instruction on the Mass that is deeper than a surface-level study and broader than a single-theme class.
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