“The most important media project in the history
of the Catholic Church in America”
George Weigel, Biographer of St. John Paul II
Parish Adult Faith Formation for anyone. Beginning on Thursday 8th June at 7.30pm in the School Hall. Join us to see one of the most spectacular series on Catholicism ever produced. Filmed in high-definition cinematography, across 15 countries, Bishop Barron looks at the teachings of our Catholic faith. All are welcome. Come for one night or each Thursday evening over the following 12 Thursday evenings (up to 24th August). Absolutely Free.
“The Church has proclaimed the good, the true and the beautiful for two millennia. I don’t know of a project that has shown that in a more dazzling way than Catholicism.”
-Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of our global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith. With creator and host Bishop Robert Barron, you will be taken on a journey of deep discovery while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition.
This series brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that you can better understand and share your faith. Invite your family & friends.
Bishop Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, theologian and podcasting priest. An innovative teacher of the Catholic Faith who uses the tools of the new media to further the New Evangelization. Bishop Barron is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Mike Leonard, a veteran NBC Today show correspondent and acclaimed filmmaker, is the Executive Producer of this groundbreaking production.
Video trailer - an example of the series.
Extended trailer (9 mins)
Testimonials from Word on Fire website
March 4, 2017
I bought this series after catching one episode on television. It was by far, the best catechesis material I have ever purchased. The production quality is amazing, and the messages sublime. Makes a great gift for family members, and I am buying it for the young man that I am sponsoring for Confirmation.
February 8, 2016
“Catholicism” was out of my range for years… i finally saved up ebough to buy it… WOW! it is truly wonderful – it left me in tears…
December 12, 2015
This is no ordinary ,”Let’s watch a video”. This is a cathartic experience with each episode! The music, the beauty of on-site filming, and the truth of our Catholic faith comes to life through Bishop Barron and it all leads to the glory of God and the fullness of our Catholic faith. I just purchased the set for family members who have fallen away from the Church. Please pray they to will be re-ignited!
November 30, 2015
I can’t believe there are only four comments — this series has been around for several years and I continue to watch it again and again. It is such an uplifting and solid presentation of the Catholic, Christian faith, and belief in Jesus Christ.
October 16, 2014
I recently had the opportunity to watch this series; I enjoyed it very much and found it very informative and (dare I say?) inspirational. I very highly recommend it for catholics and non-catholics. I also very highly recommend it for many types of libraries (i.e. large public, some academic, special libraries, etc.). If your library does not own a copy of this series, then request that it purchase one or obtain a copy for you through interlibrary loan. I am pretty certain you will not be disappointed by this series.
October 6, 2014
Sacred Heart Charleston (SC) is doing an adult education on Catholicism – following the contents of the DVD Catholicism. Every one is delighted! (me particularly). Love the imprint through out; nice, precise, concise and.., wise!
September 8, 2014
MR. ANGEL R. CASADEMONT
I happen to come across this series on Public TV in Miami,Florida about a year ago and was greatly moved by Father Barrons’ ease of clarity and ability to communicate to his viewers. I purchased a set for my reference and one to give to my Emmaus Brothers to enlighten these men who served and enlightened me .
August 31, 2014
I have recently gone through the RCIA process at Prince of Peace in Houston. These videos were instrumental in filling in the gaps of understanding of Catholicism and Christianity. To have Father Barron explain things and use analogies that I could relate to really drove the message home. I recommend these videos to anyone with questions. These videos are a fantastic place to start in your spiritual journey. When you are finished with them you will know that you are just starting and the videos will become a reference tool. Within my class were several cradle Catholics that said they have gone their whole lives not understanding many of the topic discussed in these videos. God Bless.
Topics for each week
THE PLANNED VIEWING OF THE DVD SERIES
8 June: GOD BECOMING MAN. Filmed in the Holy Land, bishop Robert Barron explains how Israel believed God would do four things: Shepherd his people, Purify the temple, Destroy Israel’s enemies and Reign as Lord of the nations. Bishop Barron shows how God did this in ways they did not expect.
15 June: THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS. Bishop Barron shows how the Beatitudes or Sermon on the Mount, help us overcome the obsession with; wealth, pleasure, power, and honour that can block our relationship with God.
22 June: SAINTS PETER AND PAUL. Filmed in the Holy Land, Greece and Rome, bishop Barron shows how Peter and Paul were God’s indispensable men for the growth of the early Church.
29 June: THE UNION OF CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH. Explains why the Church is more than an organization. Also, looking at the four Marks of the Church. Bishop Barron shows how the Church can be Holy even with the recent scandals in the news.
6 July: THE LITURGY. THE MASS. THE REAL PRESENCE. On this DVD bishop Robert Barron gives us a beautiful visual walk through the different parts of Mass and explains their meaning.
13 July: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS. LIVES OF FOUR SAINTS. In this DVD bishop Barron looks at the Communion of Saints and the lives and examples of four Saints, showing where they lived and explaining their spiritual journey. Saints Katharine Drexel, Therese of Lisieux (the little flower), Edith Stein and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
20 July: PRAYER AND THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT. In this DVD bishop Barron explains in simple terms, how to calm the mind for prayer, the teachings on the spiritual life by St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila and the great value in the prayer of petition.
7 July: THE LAST THINGS. With beautiful visual imagery Bishop Barron explains on this DVD the teachings of the Church on Angels, Devils, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory.
3 August: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI. Filmed around Assisi and its surrounds, bishop Barron looks at the life of St. Francis and the great Christian example he left for us to follow.
10 August: ST. THOMAS AQUINAS. Filmed in parts of Europe where St. Thomas lived and worked. Bishop Barron explains what St. Thomas wrote about God, how faith and reason go together, what it means to say we are made in God’s image, and how the Incarnation is the surest sign of God’s goodness.
17 August: ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA. Beautifully photographed in Siena and Avignon, bishop Barron shares St. Catherine’s insights into God’s love and mercy, explains her three steps to draw closer to God, and the ways we need to co-operate with God’s grace to advance in the spiritual life.
24 August: BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN. Beautifully photographed around Oxford and London, looks at the life of Cardinal Newman, his conversion from the Anglican Church and what that cost him. As well as his teaching on the development of Christian doctrine, the relationship between faith and reason, and how we come to accept religious truth.
A rough guide on how the night will run.
1. Meet from 7.30 with opening prayer.
2. Give out handout, if necessary, highlighting important points to watch for in the talk, and to take away to reflect on after the session is completed.
3. Play the DVD.
4. Sharing of thoughts and reflections on the talk if you like in small groups.
Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church.
CATHOLICISM Series – Episode 6: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church.
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