Fr. Barron’s Catholicism

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).


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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

3 Comments on Fr. Barron’s Catholicism

  1. 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.

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