Sunday, November 6, 2011

*UPDATE*Catholicism Series

I recieved an email with this message:
FR. ROBERT BARRON'S EPIC SERIES 'CATHOLICISM' ON EWTN. Journey with Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries to discover the full meaning of the Catholic faith. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. Catch the final 6 episodes not aired on PBS, exclusively on EWTN! Begins Wed. Nov. 16 at 9PM ET. For more information visit Don't forget you can watch EWTN online through their website.

4 friends and I purchased this 5 disc, 10 1 hour series at the Catholic Conference earlier this year.
Father Robert Barron, a priest from the archdiocese of Chicago, has released a series of videos on our Catholic faith. If you get a chance to see these or purchase them, I would highly recommend it.

We have watched about half of them, and we have been so captivated. They are beautifully shot, simple in dialogue, and rich in scripture. The series takes us across the globe and gives us the true sense of the term Catholic/Universal, making us feel that connection in faith to our brothers and sisters in Christ. I love that Fr. Barron says that the "church is more than just a community, it is a living organism."

Wouldn't it be great for every parish to play these 1X per month along with a potluck dinner and a chance to visit and discuss them? I believe them to be a wonderful source of evangelization. Click here to watch trailers.

I absolutely head over heels, love my Lord and faith and this is definitely enriching and deepening that love. I have to say that watching these makes me feel very thankful that God allowed me to be born into the one true faith....I often tell my convert friends that God allowed this because He knew I wasn't smart enough to figure it out on my own;)


  1. My sis and bro-in-law have these as well. I was so disappointed when they were on public television that they weren't on in our market.

  2. you made me laugh with that last comment. I always pray to Our Lord, "Please Lord hit me over the head with what You want me to do, because I am that dumb!". Thanks for the suggestions...I was just listening to this cd,
    it's great and even though it wasn't geared for children my children listen captivated and have asked again and again for me to play the cd.

  3. Maybe someday I can afford the entire series and was lucky to see a few episodes on public television.

  4. Monica, I was disappointed too.

    Josette, after I type this comment, I am heading over to check out that link. The Catholicism series isn't really geared to children either, my older kids(10 and up) have enjoyed them, though.

    Lena, yes, they are soooo expensive, maybe if you could find some friends to go in together with?? Does your church have a library?? If so, maybe they would be willing to purchase them.
    Also, many churches are having public viewing of the series, maybe you could check with a few local churches to see.
    On youtube, if you do a search for Fr. Robert Barron, there are several videos from the making of it...they are also very good. So glad you got to see some of them on tv!

  5. Debi, your last line in your post describes me so exactly as well! I've had the same thought so many times!