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Fr. Barron’s “Catholicism” series to air on public television

May 16th, 2011, Promulgated by Mike

Chicago’s WTTW has announced that it will be televising 4 episodes of Fr. Robert Barron’s new Catholicism series this fall.


According to the station,

Catholicism illustrates the history and treasures of this global religion shared by more than one billion people around the world. The panoramic presentation is filmed in stunning high-definition and spans more than 50 locations in 15 countries.

Using art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition, Father Robert Barron tells the story of Catholicism around the world. The production crew travels to some of the most magnificent and sacred sites in Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, Istanbul, Ephesus, Lourdes, Mexico City, Athens, Corinth, Mexico City, Uganda, Manila, Sao Paolo, Auschwitz, Kolkata, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The team was granted exclusive access to film privately in many locations inaccessible to the general public. Highlights include some of the world’s architectural and artistic masterpieces and most sacred places including The Dome of The Rock, the Hagia Sophia, the tomb of Mother Teresa, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rare views of the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Pope’s private gardens, Chartres, Notre Dame, and Cologne Cathedrals, as well as one of the largest religious celebrations on the planet – the feast of the Ugandan martyrs.

Episode Guide

  1. Amazed and Afraid – The Revelation of God Become Man*
  2. Happy are We – The Teachings of Jesus
  3. That Which Nothing Greater can be Thought – The Ineffable Mystery of God*
  4. Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast – Mary, the Mother of God*
  5. The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure*
  6. A Body Both Suffering and Glorious – The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  7. Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven – The Mystery of the Church’s Sacrament and Worship
  8. A Vast Company of Witnesses – The Communion of Saints
  9. The Fire of His Love – Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
  10. World without End – The Last Things

*WTTW will air these four episodes in fall 2011.

It remains to be seen how many other public television stations will pick up this series.



2 Responses to “Fr. Barron’s “Catholicism” series to air on public television”

  1. Bernie says:

    This,I believe, is going to be a fantastic series.

  2. Thinkling says:

    Two thumbs up. I hope the full series is broadcast sometime, somewhere. It sounds fantastic.

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