Episode #12: DVD Giveaway to Start Your Passion

Okay all of you awesome Catholics out there. The Church needs you, and the world needs you to get out there and start talking about your passion. We are all designed by God for a specific purpose, and there are too many non-Catholics out there that are leaving us in the dust when it comes to living out our purpose. We need Catholics out there that are not afraid to do what they were made to do. As I've said many times before, not all of us were made to be theologians, but all of us were given special talents from God - and now is the time to start using them and get a free DVD (and possibly a book) at the same time!

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Impassibility of the Resurrected Body

Wow.  Trust me, you are not alone in wondering what the heck the title of this post means.  I don't usually do this on Productive Catholic, but @HumanaeVitae suggested that I try this post last night when I got writer's block and couldn't think of a good post.  The question of impassibility is in various places of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica, but as my friend pointed out Question 82 of the supplement to the Summa is where the meat is.  Rather than writing a whole treatise on the concept (since that has already been done by St. Thomas) I though that I'd make a short video that detailed my thoughts on the subject.  In short, you will see that the problem of impassibility is nothing a little alcohol can't fix.

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6 Steps to Developing a Successful Youth Ministry Program

Nothing sparks a fire in the life of a parish quite like a thriving youth ministry program.  Unfortunately, many churches - although their heart may be in the right place - have no idea how to develop a lively program that lasts.  Well, if you are a youth leader, pastor, or a Catholic that wants to help turn your parish's dull and dying youth ministry program around - you are in luck.  Here are some tips that will turn your program from drab to fab!

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