Some friends of mine are very into end times productions by Protestants like Jim Bakker, Hal Lindsey, and Tim Lahaye. The Rapture, Harbingers, and Blood Moons are terms that frequently come up in conversation with these friends, and even though they are some of the firmest Catholics in my area, I’ve seen them recommending books and videos on these subjects to others. I was recently invited to one of their prayer groups where they will watch an end-times episode by Jim Bakker.
It seems to me like they are in danger of spiraling into Protestant end times error, and I think this is a big trouble for their souls because the Protestant shows and books they are using don’t teach about the end times from within Catholic tradition. The more they go to these Protestant thinkers for their spiritual food, the more likely they are to accept Protestant ideas.
I would like some Catholic resources to offer them as an alternative to these Protestant ideas. Personally, I plan to go to their prayer group and discuss the Catholic view on these matters. As part of this, I plan to recommend John Martignoni’s audio CD on the Rapture and the books “The Rapture Trap” by Paul Thigpen and “Will Catholics be Left Behind?” by Carl Olsen.
In the context of a prayer group, I think it would Also be fruitful if I offered them a Catholic video of sufficient length to serve as a basis for one of their meetings. I looked through EWTN’s resources on youtube, and so far I haven’t been able to find any video production that would be useful on this issue. There are plenty of Audio productions from EWTN that third-parties have unofficially uploaded to youtube, and some of these use pictures as a backdrop for the audio, but I don’t think this group would be interested in listening to an audio program for thirty minutes to an hour. Many people need, or think they need, something visual to watch and keep their eyes busy.
There are a few long-past episodes from EWTN shows that have discussed these topics but aren’t uploaded to youtube as far as I know, and if someone knows how to access a video version that would be great. For example, on 10/27/2003 EWTN Bookmark produced a video of a 25 minute interview on the topic of debunking the Rapture, and on 9/9/2002 they produced a video on the topic “Trial, Tribulation & Triumph Before, During and After Anti-Christ.” Those would presumably teach on this topic from within Catholic tradition, but I can only find audio versions of those interviews on youtube. I think this group would rather watch a video than listen to an audio, even if the video is Protestant.
tl;dr What I am looking for are video productions where Catholics teach on the end times, roughly thirty minutes to an hour in length. Any recommendations?