This is a MUST SEE for catechists! Fr. Robert Barron’s CATHOLICISM series premiers (in the Chicago area) on PBS this evening. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I believe this epic series will be the greatest contribution to the Catholic faith of our generation. It tells the story of the Catholic faith from the inside with depth and intellect and beauty. Catechists will find much to inspire them in their own ministry and no doubt will find this series to be a resource to use with age-appropriate audiences (teens, young adult, and adult).
Fr. Barron was one of my professors in my Doctor of Ministry program and I can attest to the fact that he is the real deal. He’s one of the smartest Catholics of our generation and yet is so down-to-earth (and he loves sports!!!) I had the pleasure of seeing him today at the Union League Club in Chicago where he spoke at a luncheon to promote his series. I received a copy of the Catholicism book that complements the DVD and had it signed by him and he was kind enough to take time out for this picture (see below).
Here is more information about the Catholicism series of which PBS is showing 4 episodes (the DVD series contains 10 episodes).
My husband and I are reading the book to one another. It’s wonderfully written, understandable, and full of insights for discussion and contemplation. The study materials were not yet available at the time I ordered the book, but I think it would be very worthwhile to purchase. The Catholicism series is not being carried by any affiliates in my state, but it will be aired in November on EWTN.
The ones my husband and I have DVRed and watched so far have been SOOO good! We want to buy the DVD set for ourselves.
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Our parish has been watching an episode a week together, followed by pastor-led discussion. The first two have been well-attended.