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Finding Father Barron

BY Dan Burke

| Posted 9/30/11 at 3:07 PM

 

Finding Father Robert Barron these days is an easy task. This is good news for those who love the Church, and good news for those on the outside wondering if they should step in, or even back in as the case may be. Whether it be books, radio, DVDs, or television, Father Barron’s seemingly ubiquitous voice has been called “one of the Church’s best messengers” by Cardinal Francis George. With a nimble intellect and loving heart, Father Barron has given the faithful an arsenal of catechetical material. However, now he presents the Catholic faithful and a searching world a landmark production on a scale and quality rivaled only by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Father Barron’s 10-part miniseries Catholicism has been hailed by George Weigel as “the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America.”

We agree, and so does EWTN.

The mentioning of a “Catholic miniseries” may invoke post-traumatic stress in some of our readers. Worry not. Catholicism is not a dry or banal presentation of the faith, but a tour de force, wrapping up the richness of Catholic theology and the beauty of the global people of God into a production of high media standards. Centered on our Lord Jesus Christ, the series expounds upon the Church, culture and nature as one cosmos ordered by God’s truth and beauty.

More good news: The Register and EWTN are your places to hear Father Barron and see Catholicism. Here at the Register, we keep close tabs on Father Barron’s ministry, and you can hear a recent interview with him on Register Radio here and read the latest print interview with Tim Drake here.

EWTN will provide several opportunities to engage with Father Barron’s groundbreaking work. If you are new to Father Barron’s ministry, there is a great opportunity to see him on EWTN’s Bookmark Oct. 2, where he will be discussing his well-known work Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ. He will then make a much-anticipated return to Bookmark on Dec. 4 to discuss both his book and Catholicism with host Doug Keck.

Catholicism will be broadcast on EWTN according to the schedule below. All times are Eastern. Please make sure to double-check the schedule closer to the broadcasting date at www.EWTN.com. We here at the Register encourage you to set some time aside, grab the kids, invite over your Catholic and non-Catholic friends alike and enjoy Father Barron’s Catholicism.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Catholicism: 9 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Catholicism: 11 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 18
Catholicism: 10:00 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Catholicism: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.