Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three new timely talks from Lighthouse Catholic Media


Get the most out of Advent by following along with Fr. Robert Barron's homilies as he unpacks these profound scripture readings. The homilies presented on this CD will correspond to the Scriptures for Sunday Masses throughout Advent and Christmas 2014:
Advent Week 1: Isaiah 63: 16-64:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:33-37

Advent Week 2: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11, 2 Peter 3:8-14, Mark 1:1-8

Advent Week 3: Isaiah 61:1-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-28

Advent Week 4: 2 Samuel 7:1-16, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38


Stephanie Gray is a passionate and uncompromising defender of the Catholic Faith, as well as an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. She frequently travels across Canada and the United States speaking on issue related to the humanity of the unborn, utilizing her unique ability to speak to people on either side of a pro-life issue. In this presentation given at a Students for Life conference, Stephanie talks about the dignity of the human person through a biblical lens as she seeks the truth regarding today's pressing Life issues. 

Jennifer Fulwiler is a popular writer and speaker from Austin, Texas, and frequently appears on Catholic radio and EWTN. In this eye-opening presentation, she explains how her original support for abortion was based on love (and lies). Through sound logic and scientific proof, Jennifer chronicles how she came to accept the truth about abortion.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lighthouse presents our first bible~ The New Testament ~ less than $3 each and FREE shipping

New Testament Bibles Now Available!

NOW AVAILABLE:

THE NEW TESTAMENT

Second Catholic Edition of the Revised Standard Version

Free Shipping on New Testament Bibles

There's never been a better time to give your parishioners a beautiful New Testament Bible!

Bible Pricing
To order, Contact:     Julie Musselman    727-709-8649    jkmuss@gmail.com

PACKED WITH STUDY CONTENT

 

Featuring study notes from Scripture teachers and experts
Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch

Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Exhaustive biblical evidence for the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

  • In-depth essays on topics such as Faith and Works, Jesus and the Old Testament, the Virgin Mary, and Peter.

  • A detailed index of doctrines, parables, miracles, and more!

DIVE DEEPER INTO SCRIPTURE


Get the Bible + a road map to experiencing it like never before!

Combo Pack

Now, for a limited time, save over 80% when you order the exclusive combo pack of the New Testament and Bible Basics for Catholics. 

    25 New Testament Bibles
+  25 Bible Basics for Catholics
1 Special Advent Combo Pack
 
"You will come to see the Bible in a whole new light, and find yourself reading it — with greater wisdom and insight — for the rest of your life."

- Dr. Scott Hahn
From the Foreword of Bible Basics

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?


Here's what you need to know...
  • All orders ship for free at all quantities (US only)

  • This paperback New Testament has a retail price of over $21

  • Now available for over 80% off the retail price

  • Available only in cases of 25 NT Bibles

  • Fits in your Lighthouse Kiosk (5.25 x 8 inches)

  • Packed with study content from Dr. Scott Hahn
To order, Contact:
Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lighthouse releases 4 new talks on CD and MP3


Parishes, take advantage of our parish pricing on these great talks by contacting Julie Musselman 
727-709-8649 
jkmuss@gmail.com
 

Is God on Your iPod?
by Matt Smith
 
Is mainstream music bad for you? Can hit songs remind you of the things of God? Matt Smith discusses how we as Christians can judge between different types of music to determine whether or not they lead us closer to the Good, the True, and the Beautiful... which is ultimately closer to God.
 
Here's what others are saying: 

“Great talk! Matt gives practical tips on how to be careful about what you hear.”~Rachel, Thibodaux LA

“Matt reminds us that lyrics can lift up or pull down, and advises us not to be conformed to the world. He moves us to choose truth and beauty in music, which leads to truth and beauty in life.”~Monica, Wichita KS

“I was blown away... Matt explained all music in a way that will help anyone who listens to music get closer to God.”~Ray, Peoria IL

“Matt gets technical... Literally!”~Mickey, Philadelphia PA

“Matt definitely spoke to my heart and ears on how to select and download music that is beautiful and truthful!”~Louise, Cincinnati OH

“This talk was not only inspiring—it showed where we focus priorities. This was something I had not given much thought to in the past... It was a real eye opener!” ~Phil, Becker MN


 
St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus
August Derleth
 
Seriously wounded in battle, the soldier Ignatius had a profound conversion to Christ during his healing and recovery. He abandoned a promising career in the military and dedicated the rest of his life to the service of Christ and the Church. This single CD excerpt gives
us a graphic account of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and describes the origin of one of the most influential orders in the Church.
 
Here's what others are saying: 

“Great insight into the life of St. Ignatius!” ~Laura, Newtown PA

“I understood this great saint better after listening to this.”~Julie, Sterling VA
 
 
 
God Made Man
by Fr. Shannon Collins
Fr. Shannon Collins joined the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy in 1994. As a priest in the Fathers of
Mercy, Fr. Collins appeared on EWTN and served as
a preacher of parish missions and retreat master. In this Christmas-themed presentation, Fr. Collins sheds
new light on the biblical narratives of the birth of Jesus Christ, as well as the beautiful Christmas traditions of the Church.




Here's what others are saying:

“An enlightening talk about how and why our Creator came down to a lowly place among us at a specific time in history to save the world!” ~Julie, Sterling VA

“Fr. Collins’ talk will restore the true meaning of Christmas to anyone who listens to it!” ~Mary, Lindstrom MN


“Magnificently explains the who, what, why, when and where of Christmas. We can clearly see God’s hand in all the details.” ~Cynthia, Arkansas



Life is Worth Living
by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
 
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best-known and best-loved Catholic orators of the twentieth century. Throughout the 1950s, Venerable Sheen reached
millions of Christians and non-Christians alike through the Emmy award-winning television show Life is Worth Living. This CD contains three of the talks from that program. They have been re-mastered to provide the highest sound quality possible.

 
Here's what others are saying:

“Venerable Sheen is worth listening to.”~Mickey, Philadelphia PA

“Exemplary and timeless commentary from a twentieth
century stalwart Catholic!”~Jonathan, Phoenix AZ


“In the 1950s, Catholic homes often reverberated with the recognizable magnetic voice of our most beloved Venerable Fulton Sheen. Considered the first televangelist ever, he mesmerized the faithful with his incredible teachings on the faith. A man of great intellect, wisdom, humor and love, we are honored to soon be including him among the most venerated saints of all time. He was given the gift of amazing wisdom, and what he said spoke to my heart.”~Laura, Newtown PA


“This left me with a desire to find my neighbor, who is
someone in need. My neighbor is part of myself.”~Bobbi, Makoti ND


“Venerable Fulton Sheen’s talks are priceless and
timeless. I will listen to this over and over again!”~Idell, Grand Rapids MI


“Venerable Fulton Sheen’s talks are timeless,inspiring and challenging! The third talk is especially timely for any couple whose marriage has become dull or challenging.”~Ida, Leesburg IN

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Render Unto Caesar~ Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday October 19 we will hear St. Matthew's gospel 22:15-21 where the Pharisees try to trap Jesus by asking Him if it is lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar. Jesus' reply is "Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." (v. 21 NAB)

This would be a great day to recommend that parishioners pick up and read a copy of Archbishop Chaput's Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life. The upcoming November 4th election also makes this book a timely read.


From the cover sleeve: Few topics in recent years have ignited as much public debate as the balance between religion and politics. Does religious thought have any place in political discourse? Do religious believers have the right to turn their values into political action? What does it truly mean to have a separation of church and state? The very heart of these important questions is here addressed by one of the leading voices on the topic, Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia.

American Catholics and other persons of goodwill are part of a struggle for our nation’s future, says Charles J. Chaput. Our choices, including our political choices, matter. Catholics need to take an active, vocal, and morally consistent role in public debate. We can’t claim to personally believe in the sanctity of the human person, and then act in our public policies as if we don’t. We can’t separate our private convictions from our public actions without diminishing both. In the words of the author, “How we act works backward on our convictions, making them stronger or smothering them under a snowfall of alibis.”

Vivid, provocative, clear, and compelling, Render unto Caesar is a call to American Catholics to serve the highest ideals of their nation by first living their Catholic faith deeply, authentically.

CLICK HERE for single copies for just $5.00
Call me for bulk prices as low as $2 each. 

Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmial.com


We also offer a great CD that summarized the USCCB guidelines on Voting.


Voting Guidelines for Catholics CD by Dave Durand
From the CD Sleeve: Dave Durand is an internationally recognized best-selling author, motivational speaker, sales consultant, corporate executive, television guest, host of a nationally syndicated weekly segment on Relevant Radio, faithful Catholic, husband and father. Did you know that the Catholic Church teaches that there are numerous considerations that can affect how a faithful Catholic can vote in good conscience? Responsible citizenship is a duty, but the topic can be confusing. In this presentation, Dave Durand concisely presents the guidelines produced by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to clearly advise and direct Catholics to help them vote.


Parishes, for bulk orders of the CD at $2.45 each, just contact me.
Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmial.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Understanding the Crusades by Dr. Thomas Madden

 

October CD of the Month

From the CD sleeve: Dr. Thomas Madden is a professor of History at St. Louis University and has appeared in such venues as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The History Channel. In this eye-opening presentation, Dr. Madden debunks popular myths surrounding the crusades and shows us how the different misconceptions regarding the crusades have fed in the tension between the East and the West

My take: I found this CD fascinating. I love history and have such a desire to understand history from a Catholic perspective. Dr. Madden does a great job on this talk explaining what really happened in the middle ages when Christians went to the Holy Land to protect it. I found it very interesting that only in the last 50-100 have the Crusades been portrayed negatively and in a divisive manner. I think that schools would benefit greatly by incorporating this into their history courses. 

To JOIN the CD of the MONTH club or the DOWNLOAD of the Month club and receive this talk as your first, CLICK HERE. 

CLICK HERE for a preview of the talk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Symbolon Digital for YOUR Parish now with several specials

Order a Symbolon digital subscription 
by October 13th and get:

        + $300 OFF
        + A FREE DVD SET*        
        + $300 OFF A LIGHTHOUSE KIOSK**

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First year subscription is $300 off:

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Order a Symbolon digital subscription and receive a free DVD set!

Choose from...
  • Symbolon Part 1
  • Symbolon Part 2
  • True Strength*
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* Chastity series for young men and women taken from the YDisciple video curriculum.


SPECIAL OFFER #3~$300 off our fully Stocked Next Generation Kiosk: 


Purchase a Symbolon digital subscription and receive $300 off a fully loaded one-sided Next Generation Kiosk. This kiosk is a perfect way to offer your parishioners the widest variety of authentic Catholic media.

Fully Loaded One-Sided Features Include:
  • 160 CDs, 24 books & 25 booklets.
  • Four interchangeable modules.
  • Double-locking, extra-secure cash box
  • Ability to add four additional modules to the second side
  • Regularly priced at $1007, now $707 plus shipping

contact me today!
Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Great ideas for Advent and Christmas Giveaways~

Advent begins Sunday November 30. 
Here are some great ways to share the faith with your parish, family and friends this Advent and Christmas.

First IDEA:
Listen to one CD each week of Advent/Christmas. 

Want to enter into Advent in a prayerful way? Want to focus on your faith this year instead of all the running around this holiday? Get our CD bundle and challenge yourself (and your fellow parishioners) to listen to one CD each week.

Parishes-Offer all 5 CDs in a bundle the weekend of  Sunday November 23, Solemnity of Christ the King, so that everyone in your parish keeps their hearts on the Real Reason for the Season!

Second IDEA:
Give away a BOOK, CD or DVD. 

We have super low prices on all our items so that you can share them as Christmas gifts with all your Friends, Family Members, Teachers, Staff, Volunteers, Parishioners, Ministry Leaders, and Visitors! Our parishes will be packed on Christmas with many visitors who may not regularly come to mass. Let's send them home with a life changing BOOK, CD or DVD.

Third IDEA: 
Share the New Testament with all your Friends, Family Members, Teachers, Students, Confirmandi, Staff, Volunteers, Parishioners, Ministry Leaders, and Visitors! 

Pope Francis told parishioners in a Roman Parish, "Everyone should carry a small Bible or pocket edition of the Gospels and should find at least a few minutes a day to read the word of God." (Catholic News Service 3-17-14)

Add to the bible a copy of the book Bible Basics for Catholics by Dr. John Bergsma to help explain the big picture of the bible!


Fourth IDEA:
Share the faith Year-Round

In addition to sharing great resources during Advent and Christmas, evangelize and catechize all year round with the Next Generation Kiosk. When this kiosk goes into a parish narthex, everyone in the parish can listen to or read something that dramatically inspires their faith journey.



I'm here to help you and your parish. 
Just give me a call 727-709-8649  or email jkmuss@gmail.com 

God Bless you!
Julie Musselman

Friday, September 19, 2014

Always be ready~Even at 6:15 am


In order to always be prepared to give a reason for our hope, we parents need to bone up on our faith all the more to be able to talk with our high schoolers and young adult children.

This morning at 6:15 am our 17 year old sits down at the kitchen table to tell me about the discussion they had in Theory of Knowledge class yesterday regarding Hobby Lobby, religious freedom and contraception. Evidently everyone in the class is allowed to speak freely about their opinion. I had just finished my first cup of coffee (Thank you Jesus!)

As he explained the discussion, it seems that the fact that contraception is good/needed was discussed by the kids more than whether a company should be forced to offer it (religious freedom.) They've been talking a lot about Moral Relativism and sex unions and how the gays have been mistreated because they haven't been allow to "marry."

I did my best to give him a Catholic explanation on everything he brought up. We had a great discussion. 

It was very clear to me that he brought all this up not to give his opinion, but to hear what I would say about each of the topics. As parents we often don't think our kids listen to us, or care about what we say, but that is NOT TRUE. Our kids need all the more to hear our voice in this muddled culture in which we live.

I am thanking God that I have listened to these Lighthouse talks over the last couple of months so that I could be clear about what we believe. 

Here are some great talks to listen to yourself and then share with your teens. Click on the links for mp3 or CD-I immediately sent my 17 year old the mp3 for Relativism. I'll be sharing more with him soon. The mp3s can be listened to right on their smart phones.

Relativism by Chris Stefanick
Attack on Religious Liberty by Patrick Madrid
Contraception Cracking the Myth by Dr. Janet Smith
From Love, By Love, For Love by Fr. Michael Schmitz (discusses same sex attraction, contraception and authentic love)
No Imitations by Chris Stefanick




As parents, we should first listen to all of the above talks, then share them with our spouse and kids. Additional talks specifically for parents:


Parenting for Purity by Jason Evert
The New Sexual Revolution by Chris Stefanick

Let's stay united and fight the good fight!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#LighthouseChat


Beginning in October, a new LIghthouse Chat group will begin with our CD of the Month Club fans all over the world. #LighthouseChat

The idea is simple, just like a book club, we will all listen to the monthly talk released via CD or MP3. Then we will share our thoughts about the talk via twitter and facebook.

Heres how to join the LIghthouse Chat:

1. Join our CD of Download of the Month club to get a brand new talk each month
You may also get the SAME talk by joining our MP3 Download of the Month Club.

CLICK HERE by October 15 to join the CD of the Month Club or the MP3 Download of the Month club 

2. After you listen to the Monthly talk, tweet what you think about it using #LighthouseChat 
Connect with me @jkmusselman for updates

3. After you listen to the Monthly talk, post on Facebook what you think about it using #LighthouseChat 
Friend me on Facebook: Julie Musselman

4. Invite friends to join the Cd of the Month club CLICK HERE and join the chat #LighthouseChat



The Lighthouse talk for October:

Understanding the Crusades by Dr. Thomas Madden
This is wonderful talk about the Crusades. I had no idea how much MISINFORMATION our culture accepts as fact about the Europeans in the middle ages who went to the Holy Land. 

CLICK HERE by October 15 to join the CD of the Month Club or the Download of the Month club and receive this talk as your first title.  share what you think about "Understanding the Crusades" at #LighthouseChat

What others are saying:
This CD is a shortcut to all of the facts about the Crusades that everyone should learn, study and commit to memory ~ in order to Defend the Truths of the Catholic Faith.Theresa - York, SC
I am glad to learn more about this time in history. This talk was so interesting!Rachel - LA
This CD l gave me more knowledge of the Crusades, far better than any textbook I have ever read. Listen with an open heart and mind.Bobbi - Makoti, ND
Dr Madden provides info on the Crusades that he backs up with historical documents, court records and history professors. One listen is not enough!Monica - Whichita, KS
One would be amiss to not listen to get a better understanding what happen and has happen after the Crusades!Idell - Grand Rapids, MI