Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II

I just received this press release from RCL Benziger and I pass the information on to you:

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD — The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II
 October 10, 2012 (MASON, OH) — RCL Benziger, one of the oldest and most trusted publishers of Catholic educational materials, is marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council with the release of a 5-DVD boxed set, The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II.
 Pope Benedict XVI is launching the Year of Faith (October 2012-November 2013) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council, and RCL Benziger offers its partners in ministry an unparalled look at the history, scope and impact of Vatican II. The Faithful Revolution, is a must-see for parish leadership, adult faith formation groups and high school and college students. Historic film footage, coupled with insightful commentary, makes this an invaluable educational resource. This Vatican II series will help students and adults not only value the Council's place in Church history, it will help them to appreciate its impact on the People of God throughout the world.
 The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II consists of five one-hour videos. An online study guide and participant handouts will help everyone, young and old, to more fully appreciate the enduring gifts and innovations of Vatican II.
The material is versatile and has many direct applications for: 
• Adult education and faith formation Catechist training• College courses on Vatican II• Parish renewal• Catholic identity• Continuing education for parish ministry and leadership• Study programs 

The complete five-disk boxed set is available for $99.95, and individual DVDs can be purchased for $24.95. 
More than 96 Council participants and attendees, cardinals and bishops, theologians, clerics, philosophers and laypersons were filmed in making “The Faithful Revolution.” Production executives and crew traveled to eight countries on three continents, and in 1999, the series was broadcast on PBS in an abbreviated form. More information about purchasing this valuable series may be obtained at For additional information, contact Harry Johns, director of marketing, 

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